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Working As A Floral Designer

  • Thinking Creatively
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $30,001

    Average Salary

What Does A Floral Designer Do

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

Duties

Graphic designers typically do the following: 

  • Meet with clients or the art director to determine the scope of a project
  • Use digital illustration, photo-editing software, and layout software to create designs
  • Create visual elements such as logos, original images, and illustrations that help deliver a desired message
  • Design layouts and select colors, images, and typefaces to use
  • Present design concepts to clients or art directors
  • Incorporate changes recommended by clients or art directors into final designs
  • Review designs for errors before printing or publishing them

Graphic designers combine art and technology to communicate ideas through images and the layout of websites and printed pages. They may use a variety of design elements to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Graphic designers work with both text and images. They often select the type, font, size, color, and line length of headlines, headings, and text. Graphic designers also decide how images and text will go together on a print or webpage, including how much space each will have. When using text in layouts, graphic designers collaborate closely with writers who choose the words and decide whether the words will be put into paragraphs, lists, or tables. Through the use of images, text, and color, graphic designers can transform statistical data into visual graphics and diagrams, which can make complex ideas more accessible.

Graphic design is important to marketing and selling products, and is a critical component of brochures and logos. Therefore, graphic designers, also referred to as graphic artists or communication designers, often work closely with people in advertising and promotions, public relations, and marketing.

Frequently, designers specialize in a particular category or type of client. For example, some create the graphics used on retail products packaging, still others may work on the visual designs used on book jackets.

Graphic designers need to keep up to date with the latest software and computer technologies to remain competitive.

Some individuals with a background in graphic design teach in design schools, colleges, and universities. For more information, see the profile on postsecondary teachers.

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How To Become A Floral Designer

Graphic designers usually need a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field. Candidates for graphic design positions should demonstrate their creativity and originality through a professional portfolio that features their best designs.

Education

A bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field is usually required. However, those with a bachelor’s degree in another field may pursue technical training in graphic design to meet most hiring qualifications.

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design accredits about 320 postsecondary colleges, universities, and independent institutes with programs in art and design. Most schools include studio art, principles of design, computerized design, commercial graphics production, printing techniques, and website design. In addition, students should consider courses in writing, marketing, and business, all of which are useful in helping designers work effectively on project teams.

High school students interested in graphic design should take basic art and design courses in high school, if the courses are available. Many bachelor's degree programs require students to complete a year of basic art and design courses before being admitted to a formal degree program. Some schools require applicants to submit sketches and other examples of their artistic ability.

Many programs provide students with the opportunity to build a professional portfolio of their designs. For many artists, including graphic designers, developing a portfolio—a collection of design ideas that demonstrates their styles and abilities—is essential because employers rely heavily on a designer’s portfolio in deciding whether to hire the individual.

Graphic designers must keep up with new and updated computer graphics and design software, either on their own or through formal software training programs. Professional associations that specialize in graphic design, such as AIGA, offer courses intended to keep the skills of their members up to date.

Other Experience

Graphic designers often gain their initial experience through internships. It provides aspiring graphic designers an opportunity to work with designers and experience the design process from concept to completion while completing a design program.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally available through software product vendors. Certification in graphic design software can demonstrate a level of competence and may provide a jobseeker with a competitive advantage.

Advancement

Experienced graphic designers may advance to chief designer, art director, or other supervisory positions.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Graphic designers must be able to look at their work from the point of view of their consumers and examine how the designs they develop will be perceived by consumers to ensure they convey the client’s desired message.

Artistic ability. Graphic designers must be able to create designs that are artistically interesting and appealing to clients and consumers. They produce rough illustrations of design ideas, either by hand sketching or by using computer programs.

Communication skills. Graphic designers must communicate with clients, customers, and other designers to ensure that their designs accurately reflect the desired message and effectively express information.

Computer skills. Most graphic designers use specialized graphic design software to prepare their designs.

Creativity. Graphic designers must be able to think of new approaches to communicating ideas to consumers. They develop unique designs that convey a recognizable meaning on behalf of their clients.

Time-management skills. Graphic designers often work on multiple projects at the same time, each with a different deadline.

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Floral Designer Typical Career Paths

Floral Designer Demographics

Gender

Female

89.0%

Male

9.7%

Unknown

1.3%
Ethnicity

White

82.4%

Hispanic or Latino

9.4%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

1.3%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

54.3%

French

14.8%

Chinese

3.7%

German

3.7%

Russian

3.7%

Portuguese

2.5%

Arabic

2.5%

Swedish

1.2%

Lithuanian

1.2%

Dutch

1.2%

Albanian

1.2%

Braille

1.2%

Persian

1.2%

Tagalog

1.2%

Cantonese

1.2%

Hmong

1.2%

Korean

1.2%

Thai

1.2%

Italian

1.2%
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Floral Designer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

11.4%

University of Colorado at Boulder

6.0%

Fashion Institute of Technology

6.0%

Northern Virginia Community College

5.4%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.4%

University of Houston

5.4%

Lansing Community College

4.8%

Texas State University

4.8%

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

4.8%

Mississippi State University

4.8%

Hinds Community College

4.2%

Michigan State University

4.2%

Ashford University

4.2%

Ohio State University

4.2%

Kirkwood Community College

4.2%

University of Connecticut

4.2%

Tarleton State University

4.2%

Towson University

4.2%

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

3.6%

Savannah College of Art and Design

3.6%
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Majors

Business

18.8%

Fine Arts

7.4%

Graphic Design

7.4%

Psychology

7.0%

Plant Sciences

6.4%

Health Care Administration

5.8%

Nursing

4.9%

Interior Design

4.5%

General Studies

4.3%

Education

3.7%

Liberal Arts

3.6%

Marketing

3.5%

Communication

3.2%

English

2.9%

Criminal Justice

2.9%

Applied Horticulture

2.9%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.9%

Medical Assisting Services

2.8%

Management

2.5%

Accounting

2.5%
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Degrees

Other

35.6%

Bachelors

34.4%

Associate

15.4%

Certificate

6.3%

Masters

5.2%

Diploma

1.7%

Doctorate

0.8%

License

0.6%
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Real Floral Designer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Floral Designer L'Olivier Inc. New York, NY Jan 30, 2008 $50,000
Senior Floral Designer Ah Sam Inc. San Mateo, CA Dec 14, 2010 $49,774
Floral and Garden Designer ZEZE Choice Flowers, Inc. New York, NY Oct 26, 2009 $42,000
SR. Floral Designer L'Olivier Inc. New York, NY Dec 17, 2015 $40,165
Floral Designer International Garden Inc. New York, NY May 16, 2008 $39,423
Senior Floral Designer The Dutch Floral Garden, LLC Baltimore, MD Feb 24, 2016 $37,211
Fruit/Floral Designer Kaneusch LLC D/B/A Edible Arrangements Pompton Lakes, NJ Oct 15, 2010 $35,667
Floral Designer Glendale Florist Morristown, NJ Sep 30, 2008 $34,436
Floral Designers Clinton Floral, Inc. Clinton, MD Sep 29, 2008 $34,394
Floral Designer Karen's Garden, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 14, 2015 $34,320
Floral Designers Flowers By Giorgie Inc. NY Jul 07, 2011 $33,966
Fruit/Floral Designer Kaneusch LLC D/B/A Edible Arrangements Pompton Lakes, NJ Aug 18, 2010 $33,809
Floral Designers Better Gardens Florist Inc. New York, NY Jul 24, 2012 $33,717
Floral Designers Better Gardens Florist Inc. New York, NY Dec 06, 2011 $33,717
Floral Designers Row B Inc. Los Angeles, CA May 13, 2008 $30,324
Floral Designer The Flowerman, Inc. Pasadena, CA May 13, 2008 $30,324
Floral Designers Row B Inc. Los Angeles, CA Oct 02, 2008 $30,324
Floral Designer Kim's Garden Inc. Santa Monica, CA Aug 31, 2016 $29,702
Floral Designer Walteria Flowers & Gifts Torrance, CA Nov 02, 2007 $29,260
Floral Designer Palacios Flower Desing New York, NY Jun 14, 2016 $29,120
Floral Designers Westchester Floral Decorators, Inc. Pelham, NY Oct 04, 2010 $29,120
Floral Designer P.P.S. Flowers, Ltd. Garden City Park, NY Sep 08, 2008 $29,030
Floral Designer Chris Anthony-Christy's Florist East Brunswick, NJ Mar 12, 2009 $28,488
Floral Designer Belle Fleur LLC New York, NY Aug 25, 2008 $27,528
Floral Designers Atlas Floral Decorators, Inc. NY May 18, 2009 $27,528
Floral Designers Atlas Floral Deecorators, Inc. NY Aug 21, 2009 $27,528
Floral Designers Continental Floral Greens Belfair, WA Oct 23, 2016 $27,048
Floral Designer Greensleeves Inc. Fairfax, VA Mar 25, 2010 $27,006
Floral Designer Creech's Florist, Inc. Charleston, SC May 29, 2009 $26,651
Floral Designer Weathers Flowers of Slidell, Inc. Slidell, LA Feb 20, 2009 $26,547

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Top Skills for A Floral Designer

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Top Floral Designer Skills

  1. Design Floral Arrangements
  2. Flower Arrangements
  3. Delivery Drivers
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Specialized in making custom design floral arrangements for weddings, funerals and major business events.
  • Cultivated Floral Design skills by customizing flower arrangements on all levels including luxury design.
  • Trained and managed four Delivery Drivers on the correct processing procedure and achieved significant improvements in their productivity.
  • Position entailed heavy customer interaction and superior customer service skills.
  • Handled special request for floral arrangements along with bridal consultations and funeral arrangements.

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