What does a Floral Designer do?
Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.
- Confer with clients regarding price and type of arrangement desired and the date, time, and place of delivery.
- Plan arrangement according to client's requirements, utilizing knowledge of design and properties of materials, or select appropriate standard design pattern.
- Water plants, and cut, condition, and clean flowers and foliage for storage.
- Select flora and foliage for arrangements, working with numerous combinations to synthesize and develop new creations.
- Order and purchase flowers and supplies from wholesalers and growers.
- Wrap and price completed arrangements.
- Trim material and arrange bouquets, wreaths, terrariums, and other items using trimmers, shapers, wire, pins, floral tape, foam, and other materials.
- Perform office and retail service duties such as keeping financial records, serving customers, answering telephones, selling giftware items and receiving payment.
- Inform customers about the care, maintenance, and handling of various flowers and foliage, indoor plants, and other items.
- Decorate or supervise the decoration of buildings, halls, churches, or other facilities for parties, weddings and other occasions.
- Perform general cleaning duties in the store to ensure the shop is clean and tidy.
- Unpack stock as it comes into the shop.
- Create and change in-store and window displays, designs, and looks to enhance a shop's image.
- Conduct classes or demonstrations, or train other workers.
- Grow flowers for use in arrangements or for sale in shop.
- Deliver arrangements to customers, or oversee employees responsible for deliveries.