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American Institute of Floral Designers

720 Light Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21230

United States

Company Description

About the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Established in 1965, the American Institute of Floral Designers is, today, the floral industry's leading non-profit organization dedicated to establishing, maintaining and recognizing the highest sta ... more

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Employment History

President

Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Florist Association

Affiliations

Education Specialist
Teleflora LLC

Member
Professional Floral Communicators International

Team Member
Design358

Member of the Floral Industry
Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Member
The Society of Floristry

Member of the Oasis Design Director's Team
Smithers-Oasis Company

Member of the Floral Design Team
Fiesta Float Company

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2014 Hall of Fame Awards - Wisconsin Upper Michigan Florist Association

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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
1152 Haslett Rd. - PO Box 67 Haslett, MI 48840
Phone: (517) 253-7730 Toll Free: (844) 400-9554


Kevin Ylvisaker, ...

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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 ยป the team

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Kevin Ylvisaker AIFDMukwonago, WI

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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.


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Kevin Ylvisaker

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Kevin Ylvisaker
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A member of the floral industry for more than 35 years, Kevin Ylvisaker has a background in art with a focus on sculpture and weaving. Ylvisaker works as a freelance designer with his company, KLY Floral International, and he is also a Teleflora education specialist, an Oasis design director, on the design team for Fitz Designs, and an endorsed designer for Design Master Color Tool.
Ylvisaker was a member of the 1989 design team for the inauguration of President George H.W. Bush, and led the design team for the inauguration of President William J. Clinton in 1993.
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In 1997, Ylvisaker was a judge for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. In 1999, he was a member of the floral design team for the Fiesta Float Company.
He is a certified member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) as well as its past president. He is also a member of Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI) and a past president of the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Florists Association (WUMFA).
Ylvisaker has designed and judged across the country for garden clubs, wholesale houses, state associations, floral organizations, and floral wire services. He has presented at international design programs and taught classes in England, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
He has worked on both the current Teleflora Selection Guide and the Teleflora Wedding Guide. Ylvisaker has been featured in Teleflora's Flowers magazine numerous times. He is a contributor to Smithers Oasis IDEA magazine and does a majority of the worldwide advertising for Smithers Oasis.


Trade News | Floraplex

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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.

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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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