After having worked in the corporate world as a project coordinator for a high end furniture boutique in west Hollywood, marketing and sales for a Diamond importer in downtown Los Angeles, he found his passion for creativity in the ever challenging craft of floral design.
During his time as a floriculture student, he participated and placed in several floral design competitions, to include a 3rd place in the “Flowers to Carry” category at the annual AIFD (American Institute of Floral Designers), 2nd place in a “Bouquets” category at the Mt. Eden Cup. As a professional he 1st Place at the annual “San Francisco Flower and Garden Show”.
Having established himself as one of San Francisco’s most sought after floral designer, he has been invited to several of the bay areas most prestigious floral events organized by the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco’s “Bouquets to Arts” at the de Young Museum and at the “Filoli Spring Garden Show” at the Filoli Estate in Woodside. He also participates, time permitting, in “Holiday on a High Note”, a benefit held at Menlo Circus Club in Atherton which is a partner presentation by the Foothill and Valley Auxiliaries to the San Mateo County Family Service Agency. Every so often Pico is invited as guest designer for a floral class at CSM where he got his certificate in floriculture and have taken courses in Interior design and art classes to fine tune his craft.
Pico’s work was featured in a book called “Bouquets to Arts” by Pamela J, which is a 9-year compilation of floral designs interpretation of art pieces in the museum as one of the 8 representing 2002, and has published a book of his own called “I Do… bridal flowers”