Boca by Design
Carlos Marquez & William Summerlin, Social Events Designers
Carlos joined Boca By Design as a floral designer in 2001, after 2 years working with the company he was called to join the team at The Breakers hotel where he became the head designer for five years. In 2008 Carlos came back to Boca By design as the flower shop manager where he managed our floral team in 2013. After over 20 years of experience in the industry he joined the Special Event Designer’s Team in Boca By Design.
Carlos was born and raised in Puerto Rico. After graduating from the University of Puerto Rico he started his designing career working as a floral designer in small event companies and also as a set decorator for movies, tv commercials and music videos for 3 years. He moved to South Florida in 1999 where he started working as a floral designer for Atlas Floral Decorators. For the past 16 years he has been creating beautiful affairs in our area specializing in high end designs for weddings, bar/bat/b’nai mitzvahs, private events and corporate events.
Bill has had an extensive career planning weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, private, corporate and charity events- many at the Boca Resort and Club. After owning his own event company for many years, he worked for premiere design companies in South Florida. He has designed for top social clientele, prominent galas and celebrities from all over the world.
As a social manager of the Boca by Design Team. “ I feel fortunate to be able to do what I absolutely love ,”he says. “I get to create fantasy and help people celebrate milestones, all while being creative. It is gratifying to transform a traditional space into an extraordinary environment.”
Bill Summerlin was born in Fort Lauderdale. He studied art at Florida Atlantic University. Most of his adult life has been spent in Boca Raton after falling in love with The Boca Raton Resort and Club.
His love of art has steered him towards event and floral design. He has also taught floral design and has helped many of his student’s open shops and get employment in the floral design field all over the country.