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AIFD, AAF, PFCI

Bill is the co-owner of Schaffer Designs and creator of multiple-award winning exhibits at the Philadelphia Flower Show, including 4 “Best in Show” honors; including the last 3 years in-a-row. Bill has been selected as the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Floral Trend Forecaster for the International Floral Distributors Group and along with his wife and partner, Kristine Kratt AIFD, PFCI, are the 1st time authors of Taking the Flower Show Home.  Since 2009, Bill has been a Featured Designer for Macy’s Flower Show, showcased in the Grand Court at Macy's Center City, Philadelphia, PA. Current requests for design installations include the Singapore Garden Festival and the Gardening World Cup in Nagasaki, Japan.  When not traveling across the globe, Bill resides in Philadelphia, PA with his equally talented wife Kristine Kratt AIFD, PFCI and their pug; Betty Pancake.

Bill is an Accredited Member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), he has served on the NorthEast Regional Executive Board and Board of Directors. Bill was honored with a position on AIFD's Membership Committee where he served for 3 years. Bill is also an elected member of the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) and the Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI). He is a Past-President of Teleflora’s Penn Jersey Unit. As President, he received Teleflora’s National Achievement Award and their National 110% award.

Bill was an active Board Member and Secretary of Philadelphia’s Bridesburg Business Association and was a Founding Member and Executive Board Member of Philadelphia’s Bridesburg Community Development Corporation. He is also a past Board Member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Bridesburg Boys and Girls Club.

As a successful 3rd generation floral designer, Bill literally grew up in the floral industry. Founded in 1925, Bill's family’s shop in Philadelphia, PA was actually the front entrance to the family home. Waking up each morning was filled with daily fragrances of flowers. From sweeping the floors and selling flowers and plants as a kid to delivering and then designing flowers after school has given Bill a lifelong passion for flowers and floral design.

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KRISTINE KRATT

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away...

I was born.

Below is my official bio, in case you want to hire us ... and way below  are some stats, in case you want to hang out with me.

The Bio is what I do, the stats are who I am.

Kristine Kratt AIFD, PFCI began her floral career as a teenager in the San Francisco Bay Area. She managed a retail flower shop for many years and during that time graduated from the College of San Mateo’s floriculture program. While working and going to school, Kris made her first steps deeper into the floral industry by becoming an Certified Master Designer. She has won many awards over the years through design competitions, including winning the Texas State Florists’ Association’s Texas Cup.


Kris was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) in 2001. Since that time, she has quickly become a diverse contributor within the floral industry,  extending into design shows, event design, teaching, wholesale showroom installations, design publications, and working in overseas product development. She is a current member of the FTD Education Team.  In September 2012 Kris was inducted into the Professional Floral Communicators - International (PFCI)


Currently residing in Philadelphia and is co-owner of SCHAFFER DESIGNS, Kris is constantly furthering her personal design knowledge, and has traveled in the U.S, Europe and Asia to participate in design events, projects and classes.


Kris is constantly sharing  education and inspiration within the floral industry.

AIFD, PFCI

Name: Kristine Kratt

Height: 5'8

Weight: to be announced after I reach 125lbs...

Where I've Been: Born in San Francisco (Yea Dude!), grew up in Pacifica California, and after 30 years there, moved to Texas for 7 years (all-Y’all!), and now live in Philly (Yo!).

Birthday: June 29

College: College of San Mateo, San Mateo California

Major: Floriculture (yes it really IS a major).

Favorite Color: For my walls- blue or green or taupe (child of the Earth, obviously)... for my clothes, black, green, blue and sometimes a little plum (so I usually look like a bruise)...for my flowers- EVERYTHING especially orange. (Orange makes me feel good... but I won't wear orange pants. That would not make me feel good).

Favorite Book: Harry Potter (because I want a wand and a flying broomstick.)

Favorite Movie: Star Wars, (the original, not numbers 1-3... not the new digitally enhanced... the REAL original, where Luke's speeder looks plastic, the Jawa's eyeballs look like lightbulbs, and the Death Star is made out of paper mache and plastic spoons).

Special Skills: 1. Can work the TiVo remote while completely asleep and still perfectly stop and start to fast forward thru commercials. 2. Ace at pop culture trivia, and 3. Can recite the entire original Star Wars Movie complete with sound effects. (Don't judge me...I can't help what my special skills are).

Favorite Food: If I can only have one, then- sourdough bread. If I can have three, then sourdough bread, cheese and red wine. (this is why the weight portion of my stats will probably never be announced at 125lbs. I should have lied and said GRAPES. My favorite food is GRAPES).

Favorite Quote: "You're attitude creates your reality"   (so if you feel like crap today, it's your own fault).

Pets: The world's cutest pug Betty Pancake...Boxter, the Texas Tabby...and Crabby Tabby Targa who loves you but wants to cut you at the same time.

Signifigant Other: the one and only Bill Schaffer AIFD, AAF, PFCI  (I like him because he has a lot of letters after his name).

 

 

As can be seen from his Award-Winning, Gold Medal, Best-In-Show Exhibits at the Philadelphia Flower Show, Bill’s work demonstrates both the ability to combine creative vision and technical skills to break out of age-old flower stereotypes to bring flower enthusiasts exquisite, and, at times, unexpected floral creations that tantalize the eye and infuse the public’s view of flowers with new energy.



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Bill and Kris continually strive to further their personal design knowledge via channels within and outside of the floral industry.  They have become multi-talented, in-demand contributors within the floral industry specializing in event design, product releases, design shows, workshops as well as extending into merchandising and showroom installations and overseas product development.  Bill has created exceptional floral designs that have been featured in national and international design publications. With their cutting-edge approach to floral design, Bill and Kris have been a featured presenters at numerous conferences across the United States including: AIFD Symposium (2011), WFFSA (2012) and The Special Events Convention (2012 and 2013), Texas State Florists Association’s 100th Convention (2014) and the Society of American Florists Convention (2014 and 2015).


BILL SCHAFFER

 

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