Donald Yim, AIFD, CFD, CPFD
Donald Yim AIFD, CFD, CPFD is the Creative Director at West Van Florist in Vancouver, Canada, Education Specialist at Floriology Institute in Jacksonville FL, and is on the AIFD NW Region Board of Directors. He began his explorations in floral design more than 25 years ago and today he creates innovative and award winning designs.
Donald’s enthusiasm has been fueled by a genuine passion for sharing and exchanging ideas. He enjoys connecting with new students and fellow designers in a multitude of settings: as a guest speaker, on stage and demonstrating and presenting to audiences of designers. Donald is also proficient in showroom set-up, organization, management, and take-downs; he incorporates his design and trend knowledge to create eye-catching permanent arrangements and aesthetically appealing displays of merchandise.
He is an artist and avid amateur photographer winning social media photo competitions. His designs have been featured internationally in print: Canadian Florist magazine, Floriology magazine; France’s Nacre magazine; and the UK’s Fusion Flowers, among many others. He is a multiple award winning designer and has participated in internationally renowned shows such as the 2005, 2007 Philadelphia Flower Show and the 2005, 2007, 2013 AIFD National Symposium. Donald has criss-crossed the world, learning, teaching, and sharing what he discovers in his on-going journey.