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BB Podcast Episode 23: Max Gill

“[The] boundaries between what it is we do and what it is we actually are…they get blurred for all of us.”

Max Gill

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Max Gill holding a flower arrangement

Today we’re sitting down with Max, owner of Max Gill Design in Berkley, California to discuss:

  • how he “stumbled into flowers”
  • the parallels between his love of theater and floral design
  • how gardening influences his floral design composition
  • what he grows in his personal Berkeley garden
  • the advantages of sourcing local nurseries
  • his work at Chez Panisse
  • the responsibility he feels to his flower vendors
  • how his talented production manager helps keep his business thriving
  • the challenges of being artistic and living up to public perception
  • overcoming artistic fears
  • the joy he finds in sustaining relationships with clients
  • the importance of self-care in the floral industry

A purple floral design by Max Gill

Mentioned in Ep. Twenty-Three with Max Gill:

A simple white bridal bouquet by Max Gill

 Josh Gruetzmacher Photography

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Amanda Crean Photography


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BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

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