Meet the Team!
Give flowers and love, just because.
Andrea Hunt-Shelton – Owner/Designer
Andrea started her lifelong dream of being a florist in sunny San Diego, California in 2011. She is a Midwestern girl at heart who has been lucky enough to have called some of the greatest cities in our country home; New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, and Hilo, Hawaii. Her adventures throughout the years have provided her with ample inspiration and enriched her creative spirit. She studied theater, along with dance and voice, all the while dabbling in painting and creative writing. Her creative energy pours out into her bouquets and arrangements.
In 2016 she moved her family and business from Hawaii to her hometown of Champaign, Illinois to be close to extended family and to root her business. In 2021 Andrea opened The CU Flower House by A. Hunt Design offering custom arrangements for everyday floral design needs, weddings, and events, as well as Celebration of Life/Funeral flowers. The Flower House is also a CO-OP space for small businesses from the Champaign/Urbana area. It is also a private event space and event rental company.
Andrea calls herself a Master of Manifestation. “We become what we believe we are.”
Amanda Harris – Flower House Manager/Designer
Amanda started with A. Hunt Design back when it was still operating out of a garage studio. She is the glue that holds the business together and is part of the original crew that opened the Flower House doors.
Amanda has been in the floral design industry for over a decade and has an unmatched design aesthetic and an incredible ability to harmoniously link nature with art. Amanda’s experience and knowledge of the floral industry are immeasurable as is our love for her.
Amanda is the manager at the CU flower house and is responsible for the vast majority of the floral magic that heads out our doors. Her incredible smile and warm and welcoming customer service greet you every Tuesday through Saturday at the front counter.
Sarah Aden – Celebration of Life Director/Designer
Sarah is a California girl who started her floral career in 1997. She studied Art and Film at the University of California Santa Cruz and moved to the midwest to raise her family. Sarah has extensive experience and knowledge in floral design as well as photography and art.
Sarah is the head of the Funeral and Celebration of Life services offered at A. Hunt Design. She has a phenomenal design eye and ability to connect with families to bring light and love through flowers during an emotional time.
Sarah is also the owner of The Silver Acre. A collective of calendars, notebooks, and note card show casing her original photography.
A. Hunt Design is lucky to have Sarah as one of the lead designers at the CU flower house. She is behind the scenes Tuesday through Saturday making the magic happen.
Kind Words & Testimonials
“Andrea is AMAZING! My husband and I were thrilled with her flowers for our wedding. Her work is top-class and unique. She was a joy to work with from day one and graciously worked with us on all our needs. Hands-down the best!”
– Joseph B., Champaign IL
“Beauty begets beauty! Andrea’s design aesthetic is art!”
– Iris R. , Topeka, KS
“A. Hunt Design has done 2 arrangements for me, and both have surpassed expectations. Not only are the flowers such high quality, but working with Andrea has been nothing short of enjoyable to say the least. She has great vision and can easily guide you to exactly what you are envisioning, without much explanation at all. Highly recommended!”
– Amanda A. San Antonio, TX
“If you want beautiful flowers and arrangements made with the most love and care then search no further. I promise you that you will not be dissatisfied with the work that Andrea does. Simply beautiful.”
– Danielle, W. Champaign, IL
“The most gorgeous designs and flowers! And she is delightful to work with. 10/10 recommend!”
– Hannah H., Champaign IL
“Beside the amazing flower designs, she donates flowers to those that could use a pick me up without asking for anything in return. Any business that shows love in that way is a blessing.”
– Alexander B., Champaign IL
“I could not recommend Andrea more highly. Her service is exceptional, and I feel so lucky I came across her! The flowers were one of the things most important to me, and Andrea made them more beautiful than I ever thought was possible”
– Bonnie H., Kona, HI
“The most professional and exceptional service! Andrea created a beautiful arrangement that blew our minds using an array of orchids! We will recommend her to everyone and will for sure be repeat customers for a life time! Thank you Andrea!”
– Katherine, K. Newport Beach, CA