HI! My name is Alex. I'm the owner and lead designer of Thistle. 

I heard someone say once,

"What people come to you for is what you're good at."

Since I haven't figured out a way to make a career out of eating candy and watching Law & Order, the next thing would be Floral Design. 


What I thought would be 'just a part time job' at a neighborhood flower shop, turned out to be the greatest, most challenging, and beautiful adventure. After years of working in the retail shop environment (and meeting two of my now nearest and dearest friends), it was very obvious that I should expand my knowledge in the floral industry. I moved my talents to a wholesale greenhouse where I became obsessed with tending to the plants that were sick or looked a little "off". I put them all in a corner and called it my Plant Hospital. I'm happy to say I had a 90% survival rate. 

As I continue my professional journey, I like to think of my career as one big learning experience that continuously grows with each project and collaboration. With a dedication to functionality and a curiosity for what’s ahead of the curve, I keep my work practical, relevant and creative. Have a look at my past projects, and feel free to reach out with any questions.

Also, I have a cute dog.


Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul. 

Luther Burbank