Donald Yim AIFD, CFD, PFCI
WHEN PASSION & CAREER COME TOGETHER
With a passion for flowers, a sense of exploration and an eye for beauty, Donald has been in floral design for over 30 years, and is now the Creative Director of West Van Florist in Vancouver, Canada, Education Specialist at Floriology Institute of Jacksonville, Florida, as well as the Design Director at Smithers-Oasis North America of Kent Ohio.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE
Deeply influenced by eastern and western cultures, Donald has his unique approach to floral designs and aesthetics which has caught a lot of attention from the industry and media. Throughout the years, Donald has featured in all sorts of floral shows and in many internationally renowned magazines.
LOVE WHAT YOU DO
Donald’s humorous and friendly way of tutoring has made him one of the popular education specialists in the field, thrilling participants with his trendy ideas and techniques. To further share his passion with people, Donald has created a YouTube channel where he shares his floral journey, and gives many design ideas and much industry knowledge to the world.
CONSTANTLY GO BEYOND YOUR BEST
Donald placed 5th in the 2019 World Flower Art Contest, held in 2019 in Bejing, China, where 33 stars of the world floral industry competed on stage and were united together under the concept “Live Green Live Better”. He followed up with 1st place in the 51st annual Sylvia Cup Design Competition, the longest-running, live, U.S. floral industry design competition, held in 2019 in Amelia Island, Florida.