Tia Gibson is the Owner and Lead Designer of D. Claire Designs. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Texas A&M University-Commerce, graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA from both universities.
Tia's professional experience consists of 8 years in pharmaceutical sales and 4 years in marketing and business development with Chick-fil-A. She has a wealth of experience in customer service, operational processes, and business management. Her portfolio of awards is extensive and her consistent attention to detail has aided in her success across multiple industries.
In an effort to pursue her passion, Tia began matriculation at the New York Institute of Art & Design and the formation of D. Claire Designs was initiated. The immediate success of her company has captured the attention of many design and renovation professionals! Her natural ability to reimagine a space has caused her to receive rave reviews from past clients and her business has been built by referrals alone.
She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and an active member of many local organizations to continue her development. Tia resides in Houston, TX with her husband Branden and two daughters, Kaitlyn Diane and Karrington Claire.
Ciera Perkins is a native of Houston, TX and is a 2017 graduate of the University of Houston where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture. Currently, Ciera serves as the Designer/Architectural Support Lead of D. Claire Designs.
Her portfolio consists of creating 3D renderings, floor plans, sketches and assisting with design phases. Her past experience includes, but is not limited to, over 200 hours of volunteer work and a sales associate and blogger for Peluche Decor. She is proficient in numerous software programs such as Rhino 3D, Live Home 3D, Adobe Illustrator and other design programs. Ciera aspires to obtain her Master's degree in Sustainable Interior Environments.
Hillary Zapata is the Administrative and Marketing Director of D. Claire Designs. She holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing from Texas Christian University. Upon completion of her degree, Hillary joined one of Houston's largest local accounting firms, where she developed innovative marketing strategies and business development plans to grow the bottom line. She later joined one of Houston's premiere HR and administrative outsourcing firms, where she helped facilitate the corporate marketing campaigns across six national offices.
Her expertise in professional services marketing includes maximizing client retention, brand awareness and positioning, and targeted marketing campaigns across print and electronic media. Hillary is new to the interior design industry and is extremely excited to put her creative mark on the unique client experience delivered by D. Claire Designs.
Hillary resides in Houston, TX with her husband James, and three children: Jackson, Hudson and Harper.