Kathy Ong AIFD,CFD
- Founder and President of Lee Flower Design Academy (LFDA)
- Member of America International Floral Designer Accredited International Floral Designer (AIFD)
- Vice President of World Orchid Association (WOA)
- International Floral Education Association (IFD)- Certified Floral Instructor
- Malaysia Abilympics Floral skills trainer and examiner
- Royal FLORIA Putrajaya- 2012 ~2015 Event Planner & Design Director
- China (Sanya) International Orchid Show – Advisor & Event Director
- Cameron -Lojing Highlands International Flower Garden Development - Advisor
- World Chinese Flower Designer Association – Malaysia Chapter President
- Asian Landscape & Garden Association (Floral division) - Vice President & Secretary General
About Kathy Ong
Kathy Ong AIFD, CFD
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.
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 & 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 & Garden Festival (from 2007-2015) and various floral workshops led by internationally-acclaimed floral designers.
Appointments, Awards & Commendations
Kathy’s inspirational floral design pieces have been published in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan 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.