Saturday, January 28, 2012

Featured Profile - Hiromi Nomura AIFD

Hiromi Nomura AIFD, Bella Flora

Hiromi, born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, began her studies in European Floral Design in 1990. She received her teaching certification from the Japan Flower Designer’s Association in 1994, and taught until moving to San Francisco in 1997. While adjusting to married life and learning English, she studied Floristry at City College of San Francisco. While there, she participated in the SAIFD design competitions in 1999 and 2000, and was awarded First Overall in 2000, along with five other individual First Awards. Upon completion of her floristry studies, she worked as a freelance designer for weddings and parties. Intent on broadening her skills, she also studied Ikebana, and in 2001, received her teaching certification from the Sogetsu Ikebana Foundation. In 2002, Hiromi was inducted into the AIFD (American Institute of Floral Designers), and in the following year was selected to participate in the AIFD Symposium as a Designer.

At present, although busy caring for her twins, she remains active with flowers through her work with designs for the Asian Art Museum, her participation in San Francisco’s Bouquet to Arts, and through her business, Belle Flora. 

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