About Us

Welcome to Kilaria Joy! We are proud to be a Black-owned, woman-led, and family-run business - yes, we've pulled in the whole family! Let me tell you about this little dream of mine that's come to life. I always thought how amazing it would be to make designs that are not just beautiful, but tell our stories, echo our values, and become a part of the daily affirmation of who we are and what we stand for. So, I created Kilaria Joy, a place for people who love and identify with Black culture to find unique products that speak directly to us. This is a space that's all about celebrating us, and being a positive reflection of our vibrant culture, resilience, and beauty.

My whole life has been a canvas for artistic expression. From the textured strokes of oil and acrylics in my youth to the intricate patterns of sewing and crocheting under my mother's guide, every medium has been a chapter in my story. I've shaped clay into ceramics, transformed digital spaces into art as a freelance web designer, and even let wood take form under my hands. Now, with over 20 years of professional design experience, I continue my artistic journey by embracing the latest technologies, including AI image creation tools, to stay at the forefront of modern design. It's about blending seasoned expertise with the latest innovations to create something truly unique. Today, I'm helping my daughter find her creative voice, and pouring my creativity into my people, to create the positive representation that I want to see. 

Kilaria Joy is more than just a shop. It's about giving back and uplifting our community. That's why we're committed to donating 5% of our profits to charities that directly support Black and Brown people. So when you buy from us, you're not just supporting a Black-owned business, you're also contributing to a cause that's close to our hearts.

So, welcome to Kilaria Joy - where every piece is designed for the culture, made by us, for us, and celebrated by us. We're so glad you're here, and we can't wait to share our creations with you.