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Top 35 Floral Designer Interview Questions
Question 1 of 35
What is your favorite flower and why?
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List of Floral Designer Interview Questions
  1. What is your favorite flower and why?
  2. How many arrangements can you make in one day?
  3. Do you consider yourself creative?
  4. What is your favorite way to express yourself artistically on your time off?
  5. Why have you chosen to be a floral designer?
  6. How extensive is your knowledge on plants?
  7. What type of flower is an Iris?
  8. Tell me about a Carnation flower.
  9. What kinds of qualities do you believe a flower designer should have?
  10. What is Baby's Breath, and when is that typically used in an arrangement?
  11. What would you do if a customer wanted an arrangement that you believe would not be attractive?
  12. Tell me about yourself.
  13. Do you have any post-secondary education?
  14. Are you a team player?
  15. We have had concerns with employee theft recently. What would you do if you caught a co-worker stealing?
  16. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
  17. What are your salary expectations?
  18. What feedback did you receive at your last job?
  19. How would you describe your personality?
  20. What type of manager brings out the best in you?
  21. Who would you say inspires you?
  22. Tell me about the largest event you have ever prepared flower arrangements for?
  23. As a floral designer you may be in extra demand for special events and holidays. Are you willing to work overtime, evenings, and weekends as needed?
  24. If you could take a course to learn a new floral design skill what would it be?
  25. Have you ever had a dispute with a customer? How did you handle it?
  26. Tell me about a time when you made an error on an arrangement. How did you fix the arrangement and please the customer?
  27. Tell me about a Calla flower.
  28. Do you aspire to own your own floral shop one day?
  29. Are you a detail oriented person?
  30. Take a few minutes to walk me through your floral design experience, from your very first position, until now.
  31. Describe your philosophy on customer service.
  32. Why are you the best floral designer for us?
  33. How would you discuss your vision with the customer?
  34. How would you go about determining what kind of arrangement a customer needs?
  35. Why do you want this job?
Author:
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Rachelle Enns
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Floral Designer Information
November 26th, 2014

Floral design is the art of using plant materials and flowers to create a pleasing and balanced composition. Evidence of refined floristry is found as far back as the culture of Ancient Egypt. Professionally designed floral designs, arrangements or artwork incorporate the elements of floral design: Line, Form, Space, Texture and Color and the Principles of Floral Design:Balance, Proportion, Rhythm, Contrast, Harmony and Unity. Book of Floral Terminology, AIFD.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Floral_design
Floral Designer User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 35
What is your favorite flower and why?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I don't have a favorite, they all have unique qualities I appreciate.
2.
I know the principle of floral design such as how to make arrangements.
3.
I love birds of paradise.
4.
What irritates me about other people.
5.
Gerbera, I love the bright colors that they can add.
Question 2 of 35
How many arrangements can you make in one day?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
If I work from about 6am to about 5pm with the exception of lunch at about 12 then I could possibly get about maybe 30-40 in.
2.
I haven't had the opportunity to create floral arrangements however I am a quick learner.
3.
My flowers are handmade, so I have to craft the flowers first in order to be able to start arranging. For one big arrangement I would need around a week to finish, that is why I charge more for my time that I have to sacrifice.
4.
For me it depends on the location or areas.. Where can I exhibit my arrangement maybe 3 to 4 up thank you.
5.
As many as you need for that day. I have endess creative abilities and enjoy creating anything.
Question 3 of 35
Do you consider yourself creative?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I think I am highly creative, I'm empatic and flowers are a perfect expression of such quality.
2.
On a scale of 1 to 10 I would probably rate myself as a 7 or 8
3.
I mostly think before I do the arrangements and how it will look when it's done.
4.
I am very creative. I make flower crowns for my friends in the summer.
5.
Will I know how I want it to look and what type of flowers I should choose by the colour and way the flower look.
Question 4 of 35
What is your favorite way to express yourself artistically on your time off?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Thinking of creating beautiful arrangement.
2.
Yes, even though I'm not to good at painting or drawing or anything like that I still love it and if I really work at it I can do a really good job.
3.
Yes, I love to draw and do some art sometime when I have my time.
4.
Yes I love to draw a lot I had 3 drawing books at home when I get bored I draw picture.
5.
Yes--art and creativity is part of every day of my life.
Question 5 of 35
Why have you chosen to be a floral designer?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Because I like to be creative.
2.
I chose this as a career because I seem to have a nack for it and it is pretty fun and I love flowers.
3.
I chosen this as my new career because I know I have some experts of making a arrangements.
4.
Because this career is new for me and in the first place I never thought I would be this good I went 2nd place last year and and my next Skills Competition 2016 is at the same place Danforth CTI I hope I can do my best to understand and know all the types of flowers.
5.
Creative with long term job opportunities.
Question 6 of 35
How extensive is your knowledge on plants?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am well versed but continue to learn.
2.
Extensive on house plants.
3.
Well given that I'm only in 7th grade, it's not to good but I know enough to keep a plant alive for more than 48 hours and I know how it goes through photosynthesis and what it needs.
4.
It's depends on how it will be and I fill it with flowers.
5.
Not very, however I am currently studying botany.
Question 7 of 35
What type of flower is an Iris?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
It's a bulb flower. Generally blue with yellow.
2.
There are different types of irises.
3.
An Iris is a purple with yellow in the middle.
4.
Purple with yellow in the middle.
5.
Love because he has a 3 separated petals that symbols with love.
Question 8 of 35
Tell me about a Carnation flower.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Very useful in designing. Can be sprayed and takes dye well.
2.
Cheapest flower in money terms which is used very often. It is a basic looking flower and thus works in many arrangements and venues.
3.
Dianthus caryophyllus/ carnation is a species of dianthus, it's native region is unknown due to extensive cultivation.
4.
Long lasting, available in multitude of colors. Cost effective and looks good with most flowers.
5.
Carnation flower has different types of colours and some has 2 different colour and some are same.
Question 9 of 35
What kinds of qualities do you believe a flower designer should have?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
The ability to create pleasant visual senses and listen to custom request details.
2.
Inventory and supplies good customer relations and consistency.
3.
Open mind, perceptive, energy, enthusiasm, artistic.
4.
Kind, able to take care of a flower, good with people.
5.
Depends on how the designer want it to be.
Question 10 of 35
What is Baby's Breath, and when is that typically used in an arrangement?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
White delicate filler flower... Often to beef up an arrangement.
2.
Baby's breath is a nice filler.
3.
Typically used in a wedding bouquet, and it is a gypsophila.
4.
Baby's breath is a small white flowers that used for bouquets and for boutonniere and guest tile arrangements.
5.
It is an airy cloud like flower that is usually white but sometimes pink and is used as a filler.
Question 11 of 35
What would you do if a customer wanted an arrangement that you believe would not be attractive?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Offer a suggestion see what they think otherwise make what they want.
2.
Accept idea and smoothly offer alternative suggestions as something I've done in past.
3.
I would try to persuade them into switching some of the flowers for one that were somewhat different from what they first had chosen but were different enough for it to look attractive.
4.
Offer other kinds of flowers or add more or change colors.
5.
I would try to guide them to work with better colors but if they insisted on what they wanted then I would allow it.
Question 12 of 35
Tell me about yourself.
Question 13 of 35
Do you have any post-secondary education?
Question 14 of 35
Are you a team player?
Question 15 of 35
We have had concerns with employee theft recently. What would you do if you caught a co-worker stealing?
Question 16 of 35
Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
Question 17 of 35
What are your salary expectations?
Question 18 of 35
What feedback did you receive at your last job?
Question 19 of 35
How would you describe your personality?
Question 20 of 35
What type of manager brings out the best in you?
Question 21 of 35
Who would you say inspires you?
Question 22 of 35
Tell me about the largest event you have ever prepared flower arrangements for?
Question 23 of 35
As a floral designer you may be in extra demand for special events and holidays. Are you willing to work overtime, evenings, and weekends as needed?
Question 24 of 35
If you could take a course to learn a new floral design skill what would it be?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I would like to improve my design skills since I didn't have much floral design opportunities in my last job.
2.
The floristry, technology of science, video gamer, sports and others.
3.
Improving my creative skills and floral techniques.
4.
Corporate work. Modern design.
5.
Funeral arrangements being able to do large pieces.
Question 25 of 35
Have you ever had a dispute with a customer? How did you handle it?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Calmly, professionally, and let them say their peace and validate.
2.
I listen to what they are saying. I put myself in there situation and think about what I would like done to resolve it.
3.
Listen to their problem and try to do whatever to make them happy.
4.
I would calm the customer down by explaining the details that they don't agree with.
5.
On my own opinion if the costumer disputes with me, I explain those possible answers and give them another arrangement.
Question 26 of 35
Tell me about a time when you made an error on an arrangement. How did you fix the arrangement and please the customer?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
We had a limited time to get flowers delivered and driver was driving fast and some of the vases broke we had to come up with an entire new arrangement but they loved it.
2.
I immediately redid it to the clients liking. It was upgraded for no charge.
3.
A customer did not care for the closed roses in a centerpiece. I switched them for more open ones.
4.
I mistakenly made a round arrangement for the church arrangement and for the bouquet the flower on the bottom came off but I fix it to please my judges.
5.
Use older flowers that did not last long. Made a replacement bouquet.
Question 27 of 35
Tell me about a Calla flower.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Pretty flower. Hard to work with at times because of the soft stems. Sometimes wiring is needed.
2.
Belongs to the araceae family, blossoms in late spring, know as the pig lily, trumpet lily and arum lily.
3.
Lily. Soft stem flower. Beautiful in bridal arrangements.
4.
It is a flowering plant native to the northern hemisphere in cooler temperature areas.
5.
I love calla lillies, they are a rhizome, and can wintered over if dug up and kept in dry cool storage.
Question 28 of 35
Do you aspire to own your own floral shop one day?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
To grow artistically and implement strategies in other situations they would benefir.
2.
To be able to design all aspects in the industry.
3.
Learn more about the industry. Grow my knowledge.
4.
My career goals as a floral designer is to not to give up and try my best to remember the names of the flowers and others thing.
5.
My career goal is to make my own shop that I can spread the knowledge in arrangement to someone as a Floral designer and to be a motivated my self, when it comes in trials.
Question 29 of 35
Are you a detail oriented person?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes, to be Oriented person don't Judge with someone or to be pretentious, respect a person even is in a lower or higher.
2.
I am. I have to remember that it's not a perfect art and not be over critical of myself.
3.
This is what discrides me best.
4.
Yes, my worst critic with my work. It may take me time to check my arrangement.
5.
Yes details are very important.
Question 30 of 35
Take a few minutes to walk me through your floral design experience, from your very first position, until now.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Recently. Just finished school/internship 3 weeks ago.
2.
When I was in high school I've learned that when my teacher needs an assistant so I grab that . When we are in the reception I realized that its makes me sense to do this. With art ..
3.
I began in my backyard garden.
4.
I haven't had a start yet.
5.
My own arrangements, centerpeices for tables for special events and individuals, but not necessarily through a florist.
Question 31 of 35
Describe your philosophy on customer service.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have worked in a customer service and sales and management for 15 years with extensive experience and training.
2.
I'm from ny. Very experienced and can be dignified in response with my pragmatic approach.
3.
Good. But haven't worked with the public in years.
4.
Excellent. I love customers and have over fifteen years experience.
5.
Excellent 12 years + working at whole foods market has taught me a great deal and my experience from working in my grandparents own business as well your good reputation in how you treat people is just ingrained into who I am and how I was raised to treat people the way you would like to be.
Question 32 of 35
Why are you the best floral designer for us?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am self-motivated, passionate about floral design, professional and courteous. Dependable with great managerial skills.
2.
My interest in this position can not be beat by other candidates in my opinion.
3.
Because I feel I can contribute a lot to this company.
4.
Eager to learn, hard-working, lots of skills to offer.
5.
If you hire me mam. I give all best in arrangement to implement to the company Business, and to enhance art in arranger.
Question 33 of 35
How would you discuss your vision with the customer?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I would explain it in a visually detailed manner. If possible show the images of past similar work.
2.
Find out what they are looking for and make suggestions. Use visuals if possiable.
3.
Try to have a visual example, photo or sample.
4.
Give examples, show pictures, use descriptive words.
5.
I would ask them what style they like retro traditional English garden and if they had no clue at all I would ask about color what is it for I would first find out from them their vision then I would take it from there and give them more than one option if in person showing them photos or by placing flowers together if they where on han.
Question 34 of 35
How would you go about determining what kind of arrangement a customer needs?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Listening. Getting budget and understanding venue.
2.
Asking what colors and flowers they prefer.
3.
Asking questions, getting a budget and finding out what kind of flowers the customer does not like.
4.
Well, the picture and how it looks.
5.
First is listen to him/her what they want or you give those capable arrangement they ask.
Question 35 of 35
Why do you want this job?
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