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This profile was last updated on 6/18/15  and contains information from public web pages.

Kevin Ylvisaker

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Professional Floral Communicators International
  • Member
    Professional Floral Commentators International
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Kevin Ylvisaker, ..., 18 June 2015 [cached]
Kevin Ylvisaker, AIFD, CAFA, PFCI, received WUMFA's Hall of Fame National Services Award. The award is given to an individual member or group of members exhibiting superior service to WUMFA and the floral industry.
This year's recipient has 30 plus years in the floral industry as a teacher and promoter of floriculture worldwide. He has worked in many sectors of the industry including retail, wholesale, product development, and merchandising. His many accomplishments include WUMFA president, and education director, AIFD president, and education specialist for Teleflora, the Oasis Channel, and Accent Decor.
Kevin Ylvisaker, AIFD, CAFA, PFCI
Design358 » the team, 16 May 2010 [cached]
Kevin Ylvisaker AIFDMukwonago, WI
Kevin comes to the floral industry with a background in art specializing 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 Teleflora Education Specialist, and Oasis Design Director, is on the design team for Fitz Designs and Acolyte Technologies, and is an endorsed designer for Design Master. Kevin is a certified member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) and is also a Past President. He is also a member of PFCI, Professional Floral Communicators International. Kevin is a past president of of the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Florists Association (WUMFA). Nationally he has designed and judged accross the country for garden clubs, wholesale houses, state associations, floral organizations, and floral wire services. Kevin has presental international design programs and taught classes in England, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Canada. Kevin has been featured in Teleflora's Flowers& Magazine numerous times, and is a contributor to Smithers Oasis' IDEA Magazine and does the majority of the Worlwide advertising for Smithers Oasis. He is a fantastic presenter with exceptional expertise in all areas of floristry and brings super-efficient production skills to the Design358 Team.
Floral Designers, 1 June 2004 [cached]
Kevin 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).Nationally he 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.While he 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.Kevin 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.
Dallas Market Center - Press Releases, 21 May 2006 [cached]
Kevin Ylvisaker is past president of AIFD, a freelance designer and instructor.His more than 30 years in the floral industry includes a background in sculpturing and weaving.A member of the Professional Floral Commentators International (PFCI) he is a Teleflora Education Specialist and has taught in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, England and Ireland.He was a judge for the 1997 Tournament of Roses Parade and a member of the 1999 floral design team for Fiesta Floats.
Trade News | Floraplex [cached]
Nearly 50 experts are speaking at SAF Amelia Island 2015, including Kristine Kratt, AIFD, PFCI, and Bill Schaffer, AAF, AIFD, PFCI (top), who will forecast 2016 floral design trends; Kevin Ylvisaker, AIFD, PFCI (center), who will share design strategies to create maximum impact with minimal product; and Nicole Reyhle (bottom) who will recommend profitable merchandising tactics.
Kevin Ylvisaker, AIFD, PFCI, of KLY Floral International, demonstrates how to keep COGS under control and still give customers knockout designs they'll love.
Ylvisaker is a past-president of the American Institute of Floral Designers. Among his takeaway tips are how-tos for: creating maximum impact arrangements with minimum product; and saving money/reducing waste by making the most of "leftovers. (Sponsored by Smithers-Oasis.)
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