Trystin Kier Francis is an award winning multi disciplined Architectural, Interior, and Production Designer, and real estate developer. This gifted artist founded the Kier Company a design and lifestyle brand in 2006 which is now the parent company to several subsidiary brands currently in development. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Benedict College, a diploma of Interior Design from the Interior Design Institute, and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of the District of Columbia.
He has worked on numerous independent films and television pilots and several projects in development. He is a past contributing designer to “House Calls" a featured column in the local living section of the Washington Post. He recently 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, a 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.
He 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.
Omar Abdelrahman is the Creative Director and Designer for the House of Kier online magazine and manages the administrative affairs of the company. His professional practice and areas of expertise are in business administration, architectural rendering, architectural drafting, agriculture, and Interior Design. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Architecture at the University of the District of Columbia, as well as an Associate of Arts in Sciences degree in Interior Design, and an Associate of Arts in Sciences in Landscape design. Upon completion of his B.Arch. Omar intends to enroll in an accelerated Master of Architecture program.
A world traveler born in Greece to Egyptian parents, Omar has lived around the world and has gained vast knowledge of various cultures and world civilizations. A budding linguist and a lover of languages he is fluent in English, German and Arabic and is currently learning a fourth language.