Keia Bounds’ passion for design began at the age of eight. She and her mother would make Keia dresses and Keia would create matching dresses for her dolls. As an adult Keia entered the fashion industry working in retail and then as a design intern for Urban Outfitters, Gary Williams and Cynthia Rowley. She was then invited to start her design career working with major fashion houses such as Tracy Feith,Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren.
After working with these iconic designers, Keia decided to launch a very small clothing collection and started working as a fashion stylist for advertising and editorial.
While working as a freelance fashion stylist and designer, Keia was offered a full time position working as a Key Costumer and Stylist on Chappelle’s Show. Soon after Chappelle's Show’s popularity grew, she became the off camera fashion stylist for TLC’s What Not to Wear. This moved Keia’s career in a different direction and she became a Celebrity Stylist for People Magazine, Premiere and Entertainment Weekly.
Keia's career continued to evolve in episodic television, while working on shows like Law & Order CI and she soon became the Assistant Costume Designer for the award winning television series Nurse Jackie on Showtime. And she was given an opportunity to step up as the Costume Designer for Episode 7 Season 7. She was most recently the Costume Designer on NBC's The Mysteries of Laura, starring Debra Messing and PopTv's fake late night show called Nightcap with Ali Wentworth. Keia is currently the Costume Designer Crackle/Sony Pictures Television's new show The Oath (S1 & S2). While working on other projects as a Costume Designer, Keia is designing a collection of clothing as an initiative for Puerto Rico. And she is working as a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology for the course Costume Design Theory and Practice.