Our Founder

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I'm ambitious and I have really high hopes for the network and what it will be. They say things work out how they should, and I just can't help but wish for the time to have gotten to know you all better and learned more about the struggles you face as a designer. I've been in this industry for 15 years and what I know to be true is that there is a place for you to be extremely profitable and fulfilled as an interior designer, with the proper structure. We want to be able to provide you all with that structure, profitability, press, knowledge, credentials, resources, brand ambassador opportunities, pioneer partnerships, and more. We've come to realize that foundation is key. In the future from 2017 on out, we will focus on becoming strong entrepreneurs, and designers, all while giving you what you need to succeed as a minority in the design community. I understand now that fully understanding what the journey is, is learning how to navigate changes along the way. Though life can interrupt things and delay our beginnings, we are capable at any moment of starting over and giving it all one more try. Thank You for being excellent and creative! 


Kimberly Elaine Ward



             Our President 

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Women from Mississippi are intelligent, fly, bold, expressive and so much more. I met Kimberly and began to work along side her closely and eventually I began to share my ideas and dreams for the network. This amazing Woman had a vision for the Black Interior Designer's Network and I whole-heartedly believed in her vision. I believed in what it could do for designers like me. I'm all the way here for the celebration of diversity and expression through design. What better way to serve others than cultivating a network that celebrates how our cultural experiences charge both our creativity and expression through design? I believe together we are a force and can help one another tear down so many invisible walls, all while building strong businesses, advocacy, partnerships, profitability and  so much more, The future will be nothing shy of exceptional and I'm ready to bask in all it has to offer this network in 2018.

Keia McSwain