Finch & Thistle Event Design

Finch & Thistle Event Design

5.0
1 employee
14 years in business

About this pro

As the owner and lead designer of Finch & Thistle, I have 13+ years experience in the events management sphere with demonstrable skill in both the logistical and creative sides of events. 

  • Clients of Finch & Thistle include not-for-profit institutions such as Seattle Symphony, Virginia Mason Foundation, the National MS Society, Northwest Center, Friends of the Hylebos, The Multi Service Center, local and national corporations (Seattle Bride, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Nordstrom, Kate Somerville, GRAY magazine, Bainbridge Business School), event venues and influencers.
  • Through my event design company, Finch & Thistle, I have developed the only e-design platform for weddings offering detailed event design and planning services to clients remotely around the world.
  • Specialities include art direction, event design, decor and styling as well as event planning, project management, non-profit event and auction management
  • ‧10 + years experience in event planning, project management, non-profit fundraising events and auction management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, basic Photoshop and photo editing skills for social media marking and web materials, MAC proficient and confident in managing Wordpress sites and SEO. 
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain project timelines and budgets
  • Proven ability to liaise with event stakeholders, procure corporate and government sponsors and donors. 
  • Skilled in developing design boards, color palettes, event themes and overseeing art direction
    • Floral design and prop styling for events and editorial work
    • French, written and spoken

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Seattle, WA 98116
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I send over a detailed pricing and services guide along with my new client questionnaire to determine if we are a good fit. Then follow up with an in-person or phone meeting to get started.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Bachelors degree in liberal arts and have 13+ years of event planning experience in the non profit, corporate and social spheres. I have attended multiple floral design and decor workshops over the years to further my skills and stay current in trends.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I have an hourly rate for event planning and event design work and floral design is priced per piece. 


What types of customers have you worked with?
  • Clients of Finch & Thistle include not-for-profit institutions such as Seattle Symphony, Virginia Mason Foundation, the National MS Society, Northwest Center, Friends of the Hylebos, The Multi Service Center, local and national corporations (Seattle Bride, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Nordstrom, GRAY magazine, Bainbridge Business School), event venues and influencers.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Experience is very important. There are always things that go awry during an event and you need to hire someone who has the experience and expertise to manage those issues quietly and quickly. If you don't know that anything went wrong until after the event, then I have done my job correctly.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

What is my project timeline?

What is my budget for the project?

How much leg work do I want to do myself to possibly reign in the budget?


Services offered

Event Planners Anniversary Party Planning Bachelorette Party Planning Corporate Event Planners Engagement Party Planning Event Decorators Fundraising Event Planning Kids Party Planners Party Favor Suppliers Party Planners Wedding Coordinators Wedding Decorators Wedding Planners


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