KEVIN YLVISAKER AIFDKevin
comes to the floral industry with a background in art that includes a concentration in sculpture and weaving.He
has been in the floral industry for more than thirty years.Kevin is a freelance designer with his company KLY Floral International.He is a member of the Teleflora Education Specialists Design Team and is also a member of the Oasis Design Director's team for the Smithers Oasis Company.Kevin is the current Education Director for the Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Florists Association (WUMFA) and is also a Past President of that organization.Kevin is a certified member of the American Institute Of Floral Designers (AIFD) and is a Past President of the (AIFD).
has designed and judged across the country for garden clubs, wholesale houses, state associations, floral organizations and floral wire services.He
has been featured in local newspapers and national trade publications and local television.In 1997 he
appeared as a guest floral designer on the Kathy Lamancusa's
"At Home With Flowers" PBS television program.Kevin was a member of the Design Team for the Inauguration of President George Bush Sr. in Washington DC 1989.
In November of 1992 Kevin
spent one month in Yokohama, Japan to teach floral design in the Musa School
.In April of 1994 he
was a guest in England and Ireland to visit florists, universities and gardens.In October of 1994 he
spent one month in Taiwan teaching, giving floral design exams and judging floral instructors.In November of 1994 Kevin was an international designer for the Society of Floristry's annual Promenade in Birmingham, England.
was there he
also did a solo design show at Douthwaite's (wholesale house).Kevin
traveled several times to Singapore as a guest instructor for the American Floral Arts School
was honored to be a judge for the 1997 Tournament Of Roses Parade in Pasadena California.In 1999 he was a member of the floral design team for the Fiesta Float Company.He
has worked on both the current Teleflora Selection Guide and the Teleflora Wedding Guide.Kevin
has been featured in Teleflora's
Flowers& Magazine numerous times.