2019 Presenter/Designer Info:
Kevin Ylvisaker AIFD, PFCI
— sponsored by Smithers Oasis
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 forty years> Kevin is a freelance designer with his company KLY Floral International. He offers design shows, trend consulting and personal tutored in store design programs.
He is an OASIS Floral Product’s Design Director creating designs for shows, Smithers-Oasis IDEA Magazine, advertisements and OASIS IDEA channel on YouTube. Kevin has also worked on product development and color palettes for Smithers-Oasis. He is a Teleflora Education Specialist presenting design shows and classes around the country. 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. He has worked with Accent Décor to produce designs for their catalogs, their “T2” video series and set up their showrooms across the country.
Kevin is a certified member of the American Institute Of Floral Designers (AIFD) and is also a Past President of AIFD. He is a member of PFCI, the Professional Floral Communicators International. Kevin is a past President of the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Florists Association (WUMFA). Nationally he has designed and judged across the country for garden clubs, wholesale houses, state associations, floral organizations and floral wire services. He has presented at several of the Art In Bloom weekends.
Kevin was a member of the Design Team for the Inauguration of President George Bush Sr. in Washington DC 1989. He was a Design Team Captain for the Inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1993 also in Washington DC. He has presented international design programs and taught classes in England, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada, Puerto Rico, Poland and Russia. 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.
If he gets free time he enjoys his hobby of creating fused glass art and jewelry.