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About Me…

Wendy Pedersen CFD, FDI

 

Photo: Stormy Peterson

I’m just a girl who likes flowers & pretty things! I grew up as a tomboy in a small town along the Oregon coast. I spent half my life down in Oregon before moving up north to Washington with my husband and daughter. In Washington I continued to grown even more in love with the PNW and the beauty we live in. I can’t imagine choosing to live anywhere else! As far back as I can remember I’ve loved working with my hands to create beautiful works and spaces. Growing up in Western Oregon, I can remember creating forts in the forest, with my little brother in tow. We would clean out and organize little forest rooms transplanting ferns & other woodland treasures to create sweet little spaces nestled in the trees. All of that translated into a love of gardening in my adult years.

More recently, in pursuit of my creative passions, I spent my evenings working towards an interior design degree while my days were spent working for a local garden nursery. As things progressed at the nursery I was blessed with the opportunity to transition into a new role at their acquired floral shop. There I had the pleasure of working with several highly skilled and experienced designers learning various design styles and techniques from each of them. The floral world opened up new creative passions and opportunities leaving me hungry for more knowledge & skills. Seeking professional training I discovered the Floral Design Institute based in Portland, Oregon through which I obtained my FDI certification after training in their basic & advanced programs. This lead me to pursue my CFD (Certified Floral Designer) accreditation through the AIFD (American Institute of Floral Design). Today I continue to seek out fresh design trends in the floral industry and greater knowledge and skill in the floral design craft as I pursue additional certifications. To keep my design skills sharp I currently work part-time at a very busy local flower shop while I pursue my love of the creative through floral design & floral photography.

INDUSTRY FREELANCE & COLLABORATIONS:

I love working with and getting to know other local vendors & creatives! If you are interested in collaborating or hiring me for freelance work on events and projects please email me at:

wendy@pedersen-designs.com

If you are an industry creative located in the Pacific Northwest you may be interested in joining my Facebook Group “Styled Shoots PNW Collaboration

Wendy Pedersen Designs is a licensed & insured business in Washington State.