Who is Kathy Ong AIFD, CFD?
Kathy Ong is an internationally recognised floral designer, accredited by the American institute of Floral Design ( AIFD ) and is currently the Education Director of Lee Flower Design Academy, Malaysia. She also holds the position of President and
Vice President in Malaysia's International Floral Design Education Association ( IFD ) and China's Sanya Floriculture Institute respectively.
Kathy Ong is Malaysia’s most acknowledged floral designer with a passion for flowers and the floristry industry.
With great respect for nature’s beauty and each flower’s character, her minimalist style stresses on balance being
the key aspect in her designs, ensuring even the smallest flowers contribute to her design as a whole.
Floral arrangement has always been a way of expressing herself beyond boundaries, where she is able to combine different elements and still achieve a
refreshing and perfect harmony in her designs. She is spirited in extending the life of floral and botanical materials to unveil their second life in
an artistic form that can be appreciated by others. Her values and beliefs are often a reflection of her interpretation and respect for the flowers.
Accreditation and Education
Kathy is honoured at being one of the few AIFD accredited designers in Malaysia, a Top Asian Florist and World Top Creative Chinese Floral Designer.
Having several accreditations and certifications, she firmly desires to upgrade the industry’s skills and is a strong advocate for floral design
education in Malaysia. Being the pioneer in her industry, her academy ( Lee Flower Design Academy, better known as LFDA ) aims to develop the profession
and set the stage for opportunities that could assist the Malaysian government in developing the Skill Learning Program and Education syllabus and course modules for
the Floristry Industry in Malaysia.
Her strong credentials speak well of her popularity. Extensive networking in local and international floral industries has helped to upgrade and
elevate the industry in Malaysia, especially when bringing in international floral designers to participate in international floral design events
such as the Putrajaya Floria Flower and Garden Festival ( from 2007 - 2013 ) and various floral workshops led by internationally - acclaimed floral designers.
Appointments, Awards and Commendations
Kathy’s inspirational floral design pieces have been published in China, Hong Kong and Italy and are frequently featured in print and audio visual media locally and internationally.
She has represented her country and won numerous awards from internationally acclaimed competitions such as the AIPH - INTERNATIONAL HORTICULTURAL EXPOSITION 2011.
As a highly accredited floral designer, she has played the roles of an advisor and a judge in multiple design competitions organised by international Floriculture and
Horticultural associations. Her status as an international award-winning floral designer has made her the leading floral designer in Malaysia and a popular choice for floral design work.
She is also acknowledged as the "Queen of Floral Floats" in Malaysia having been involved in designing and building more than 70 floats for floral parades since 1991.
International Training and Collaborations
She has worked and trained with many world renowned floral designers from United States, Netherlands, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and China.
In her quest to take the industry to higher levels, Kathy herself is a strong leader in managing large scale floral projects both locally and internationally,
from conceptualisation and overall management to execution and delivery. Creating competition platforms and securing global participation in international floral design shows is her forté.
Kathy manages her floral design academy, Lee Flower Design Academy ( LFDA ) - the leading floral design academy in Malaysia.
It was set-up with a mission of providing internationally accredited and professionally recognised training and educational programmes,
locally and from abroad. With 28 years of floral design experience, she has been nurturing future generations of floral designers in her Academy and
has guided them to achieve excellence in local and international competitions.
Kathy 也管理自己的花艺學苑, Lee Flower Design Academy ( LFDA ) 在馬來西是首屈一指的學苑.
她用28年累積的花艺设计专业， 滋养了學苑的莘莘學子, 在她的指导下, 她的學生在本地或国际的各样花艺
1991 ~ 2013
Involved with over 70 units floral float teams for Malaysia National Floral Floats Parade, Pesta Floral & Wesak day parade, consist of competition and non-competition category. In design and decoration process with 26 productions of Theme awarded, 1 International Award, 9 Gold, 5 Silver, 3 Bronze and 5 Jury.
1995 ~ 1998
Designer for Special project functions decorations for the Royalties in Brunei.
1995 ~ 1998
Represented ( FAMA ) Malaysia to exhibit and conduct floral demonstration for The 3rd International Flower Exhibition ( Century Park ) Shanghai, China.
代表 （ FAMA ） 马来西亚到第三届中国上海花艺展参展并示范插花.
2001 ~ 2013
Representative of Malaysia to exhibit and conduct floral education and demonstration for various overseas floral activities and International Flower Exhibition- Beijing, GuanXi, Guilin, LuoYang & Sanya.