Business Manger/Executive Floral Designer, Florasource KC
Andrea K. Grist is a floral artist based in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Andrea serves as the Business Manager/Executive Floral Designer at Florasource KC, Kansas City’s premier wholesale floral supplier. She is also the Creative Director of KC Bloom Hub, a innovative workspace and industry resource for designers of all skill levels. Andrea has been showcasing her beautiful flowers and designs for more than 20 years.
Her passion has taken her from coast to coast, partnering with other top designers to create amazing events. Working in both the special event industry and the wholesale floral industry has led Andrea to journey to flower farms across the country and around the world, as well as to some of the most sought after event venues. Her book “Color in Bloom- A Floral Journey” is inspired by the everyday beauty of color which she shares when hosting workshops with an emphasis on design, color theory, and floral education. Garden clubs, book groups and agricultural students are also among those that have benefitted from Andrea’s floral knowledge.
Andrea was a featured designer during American Flowers Week 2019. This campaign promotes American cut flower farmers and the flowers they grow. In addition, she is part of the prestigious Chapel Designers, an international group of stylish wedding experts. Andrea has also been part of The White House volunteer decorating team and her work is currently included in the International Floral Art 2021-2022 Edition.
We asked Andrea to get creative with 6 words: Why do you love flowers/the floral industry/or why you want to compete in the Iron Designer Competition?
“Floral inspiration comes from the heart…listen ”