Trystin Kier Francis is an award-winning multi-disciplined architectural, interior, and Production Designer, writer, show-runner, and film and television producer. This gifted artist founded the Kier Company, a design and lifestyle brand in 2006 the parent company to subsidiary brands such as Lilian Sidney Venture, Poochie Purrr Couture, InTRYSTINg Art, and the House of Kier. Trystin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Benedict College, a diploma in Interior Design from the Interior Design Institute, and is a candidate for a Master of Architecture degree from the University of the District of Columbia.
He has worked on numerous independent films and television pilots, he’s a past contributing designer to “House Calls” a featured column in the local living section of the Washington Post. He designed the first floor of the Mayoral residence of current D.C Mayor Muriel Bowser. He is a recipient of the Envest Foundation’s 2013 top “40 under 40 in philanthropy, recipient of the 2013 Washington City Paper’s Readers Poll Best of D.C. “Best Interior Designer” distinction, and is the recipient of the 2016 DC Hall of Fame Society “Capital Probe” award. Trystin is ranked among Washington, D.C.’s Black professionals in “Who’s Who in Black Washington”. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) opposite comedic actress Kym Whitley on “Raising Whitley” and was a co-host on the District of Columbia Cable Network series “the O”. His clients include local and national politicians and some of the biggest names in entertainment.