Kia Howey

Kia Howey

Work History

Work History

Marketing Collateral Designer

  • Designed monthly and quarterly health-care related publications.
  • Created marketing and promotional materials.
  •  Assisted in proofing internal document drafts as well as press proofs.
Jan 2007 - Present

Communications Manager

Plaid Enterprises
  • Communications Manager for, the online presence for Plaid Enterprises, a manufacturer of creative crafting and home decor products.
  • Serve as editor-in-chief for the website by producing weekly consumer newsletter, managing online programming, implementing special promotions and maintaining a consistent corporate message.
  • Act as creative strategy lead by defining, approving and enforcing the website’s creative look & feel, content, photography, information architecture, best practice standards and search engine optimization projects.
  • Articulate needs in terms of technology, process and personnel required to optimize the site and implement changes to increase the exposure and sales; act as a liaison between product managers, IT, communication managers and consumer affairs teams.
2005 - 2006

Creative Director

Eclectic Solutions/ Area Code Entertainment
  • Served as Art Director and Project Manager for entertainment website.
  • Oversaw design and technical teams.
  • Designed web, desktop and television interfaces.
  • Investigated and articulated technical needs and design requirements for various projects.
Dec 2005 - 2006

Product Designer

Plaid Enterprises
  • Designed products including stamps, stencils, soft crafts and 3-D wood surfaces.
  • Developed new products based on color, home decor and graphic trends.
  • Ensured designs met technical and manufacturing requirements.
2000 - 2004


Nsaa Creative
  • Acted as Director of Nsaa Creative, a design studio specializing in business image, print and web design.
  • Coordinated radio, print and promotional campaigns for special events, book-signings and lectures.
  •  Assisted clients in preparing copy for press releases, brochures and promotional materials.



Florida A&M University



Project management



Writing/ Editing

Macromedia Dreamweaver

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator


·Savvy, creative and smart professional with a blend of technical, editorial and design skills.

·Experienced and diverse background includes art direction and project management.

·Skilled in taking pro­­jects from concept to completion.

·Excellent written and oral communication skills; proficient in writing and editing content for the web.

·Thrives in environments where versatility is valued.

·Loves new challenges and gaining new skills.


  • Project Management
  • Web Design
  • Web 2.0 technologies, social networking and new media
  • Art and Design
  • Public Speasking
  • Toastmasters