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This Week We Feature Young Professional Kia K. Foreman

Kia K. Foreman is a freelance Graphic Artist. Photo: Provided
Kia K. Foreman (left) is also a national football player. Photo: Provided
Kia K. Foreman (left) is also a national football player. Photo: Provided
Some of Kia's work as a Graphic Artist. Photo: Provided
Some of Kia's work as a Graphic Artist. Photo: Provided
Some of Kia's work as a Graphic Artist. Photo: Provided
Some of Kia's work as a Graphic Artist. Photo: Provided
Some of Kia's work as a Graphic Artist. Photo: Provided
Some of Kia's work as a Graphic Artist. Photo: Provided
She is a no nonsense national football player with a passion for the arts. Our young professional for this week is a freelance Graphic Artist, who dreams of having her own business establishment.

Kia K. Foreman said she developed an interest in Graphic Designing and Photography while in high school, however, after graduating from the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), she ended up on a different career path.

“I began working at Scotiabank and was there for four years”

At Scotiabank, Kia started as a Filing Clerk but soon became a Teller.

“It was a good experience, being able to communicate with customers,” Kia said of her time at Scotiabank.

After Scotiabank, Kia worked at Villas of Tortola/The Property Network, maintaining villas before heading off to school.

Graphic Artist

Having recently returned from Andrew University in Georgia where she studied Visual Arts, Kia currently does work on order, which includes designing of logos and has also done jobs for Crazy Threadz among others.

Kia is focussed on improving her craft and taking it to the next level.

“I want to become a Graphic Designer and also have my own clothing line,” said Kia, who said she hopes to realise that dream early next year.

Feeding the passion is important and Kia uses her spare time to do just that, learning the tricks of the trade on her own. “I developed the interest back in high school and I just ran with it from there. I taught myself.”

For Kia, Graphic Designing gives her a chance to express herself, which for her is better than words as she admitted she is not the “social type.”

Kia knows the road ahead may be tough and she would have to fight for her dream of achieving success in the Graphic Designing business.

That tough mentality Kia often displays on the football field.

National Football Player

Kia said her interest in football began in primary school, as a student of Willard Wheatley Primary School.

She has played at the club level, representing Ball Stars, and has also played at the national level, having represented the Virgin Islands in a number of tournaments overseas.

Some of the countries that Kia has travelled to play football at the national level are Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands and Antigua. In fact, Kia recently from St Maarten where she had travelled with the national team to compete in a tournament there.

She is a sturdy Midfielder and formidable Central Defender.

Kia said playing football allows her to keep fit, meet new people, develop leadership qualities and of course an opportunity to represent the VI in tournaments, which she finds great pride in doing.

Everyone needs a source for encouragement and inspiration and for Kia, they are her mother and her sister.

Owner of UMI, Deborah O’Neal, Kia said, is one of the persons that inspires her to follow her dreams.

Advice to youth

Kia intends to never give up on her dreams, despite the challenges and setbacks and advises youth to do the same.

“Never give up. No idea is a stupid idea. If you have something in mind that you could do, work towards it. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t,” Kia advised.

14 Responses to “This Week We Feature Young Professional Kia K. Foreman”

  • Proud (05/08/2016, 11:36) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice Work Kia.. Continue to reach for the stars
  • 1 (05/08/2016, 11:38) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another great pick she going places
  • vi (05/08/2016, 13:24) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is good stuff congrats Kia
  • kelaine (05/08/2016, 14:05) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice KIAAAA!!! Super proud of you :) Still have that picture you designed of me.. Stay focus and one day your dream will come through!
  • Brej Ru (05/08/2016, 14:11) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Amazing! So very proud of my starlight. Keep shining and pushing forward. Blessings from Houston.
  • Congrats (05/08/2016, 14:11) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    So proud of you Kia!!! Keep up the good work!!
  • jaja (05/08/2016, 14:17) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yea kia I know u can do it. Keep striving for excellent, and we footballers got ur back.
  • Customer (05/08/2016, 14:52) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Kia is awesome. Great graphic designer! Keep it going Kia.
  • Young (05/08/2016, 19:50) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    one of the most proffessional person i've ever dealt with. any artwork I have in mind she is the first person I contact . keep up the work so talented!!!!
  • Great designs (05/08/2016, 21:04) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yea Kia you always knew what you wanted and head straight for it .. I have seen your designs getting better and better keep at it you can do it
  • mother (06/08/2016, 00:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Daughter I know you can do it, keep your head up.
  • the rock (06/08/2016, 14:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    congrats young lady, just know its possible to get those dreams!
  • weed (06/08/2016, 15:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ms. Kia is on the move all the best

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