Hey Taylor, I have been working with Xcode this week, and I have found it to be easier to just avoid interface builder altogether, and build apps through code. I would delete your storyboard, and put this in your app delegate. Make sure you have a view Controller made as a class and use this code to divert from the storyboard.
window = UIWindow(frame: UIScreen.main.bounds)
let homeViewController = ViewController()
homeViewController.view.backgroundColor = UIColor.red
window!.rootViewController = homeViewController
This will all go in to the didFinishLaunchingWithOptions function of the appDelegate. You will also find this useful for your view controller to make a label.
let label = UILabel()
label.frame = CGRect(x: 150, y: 200, width: 200, height: 20)
label.text = "Hello World"
label.textColor = .white
Add this code to your View Controller’s viewDidLoad method.
Hope this helps you some.