"Donald's style is modern and clean, and he's always up for designing something fun and different."
- Margaret Hofland, co-founder and Art Director
NEVER TOUCH ANYTHING WITH HALF OF YOUR HEART
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 Smithers-Oasis Floral Design Directors Kent Ohio, as well as the Education Specialist at Floriology Institute of Jacksonville, Florida.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE | Deeply influenced by the eastern and western cultures, Donald has his unique approach to floral designs and aesthetics, which has caught a lot of attentions from the industry and media. Throughout all these 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 the participants with his trendy ideas and techniques. To share his passion to people further, Donald has created a YouTube channel, where he shares his floral journey, as well as many design ideas and 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.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT TO BE AMAZING | Though Donald has never received any professional training, he extended his unique sense of beauty to photography, capturing moments that make his heart beat fast. He follows his heart and believes that "ONE CAN NEVER USE UP THEIR CREATIVITY. THE MORE YOU USE, THE MORE YOU HAVE!"
BE FEARLESS IN THE PURSUIT OF WHAT SET YOUR HEART ON FIRE!