Kia Weatherspoon

Kia is the founder and president of Determined By Design ®, the only interior design firm providing Design Equity ® services. For over 15 years, Kia has worked to shift the industry benchmark and elevate the interior design standard to one that is accessible for all—not just a luxury for a privileged few.

A dynamic force in the industry, Kia is a trailblazer in design and a respected speaker and educator, sharing insights on business leadership, equity, and diversity. Her impactful contributions have earned her numerous accolades, including an honorary doctorate from the New York School of Interior Design. Kia’s dedication and talent have garnered widespread recognition, with honors such as the ICFF Designer of the Year Award, the ASID Design for Humanity Award, and inclusion as a 40 Under 40 honoree by the Washington Business Journal. Through her pioneering work, Kia and her team continue to reshape the interior design landscape, fostering inclusivity in each project they undertake.