MICHAEL J. SKAFF
AIFD, AAF, PFCI
WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO…
“My philosophy of design is to offer only the freshest varieties of floral product utilizing the latest trends in creating floral arrangements to make that ‘special’ event one of enduring memories.”
Michael Skaff earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst, and has taught Advanced Design Courses at his alma mater.
As a business owner with over thirty years experience in the floral industry, Skaff helps his clients integrate visual design and color principles with their marketing objectives. In addition, as a member of the Color Marketing Group, many of his clients utilize his knowledge of the color trends not only in creating floral arrangements but also in forecasting marketing trends. As evidence of his artistry, Skaff has been chosen as floral designer for both the 1993 Clinton and the 2001 and 2005 Bush Presidential Inaugurations. In 2003, he was a member of the design team for the 75th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (Oscars).
Most recently employed as Vice President of Design for FTD, Michael has worked on product development initiatives with top name designers Todd Oldham, Vera Wang, Better Homes and Gardens and The Smithsonian Institute. He continues his association with FTD as well as with other companies as a freelance designer. In addition, Michael continues to be called to the White House providing his design talents to high profile events. Michael has been instrumental in the development of the high-end floral catalog for FTD.COM called Butterfield Blooms. Michael also has extensive experience as a stylist and in visual merchandising; working as consultant for such companies as Polaroid and AGFA Film. Michael was previously a Design Director and product development consultant for Smithers Oasis Company.
Michael Skaff has been featured in a number of magazines. Among those are Modern Bride; Floral Management; FTD Magazine and The Boston Globe. He was also the featured designer in the premier issue of In Bloom, one of FTD’s magazines. Skaff was also publisher of At Home with Michael Skaff, a seasonal magazine with the editorial focus on flowers in the home.
Michael J. Skaff is a member of the Society of American Florists and was inducted into the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) in 1991; the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) in 1992 and in 1999 became a member of the Color Marketing Group and the Professional Floral Commentators Institute (PFCI) in 2000.
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