Umlaut & Ampersand was born out of a desire to create a floral company unlike any I have found in Seattle, a place where design opportunities are endless and the sky is the limit. I became a floral designer when I was 18--such a wee baby!-- and in the 14 years since I have worked with some of the most renowned florists in Vancouver and Seattle. That experience allowed me to shape my own style and develop my craft, but even with the constant creative fuel I have found myself needing new challenges. Friends and colleagues often asked me if I wanted to have my own floral design company. I didn't think I did. Until Now. Deciding to work for myself has been the best decision I have made in my career. The countless hours of dreaming and scheming, writing and creating feel so rewarding.