Monica Howe

UX Writer, Content Designer & Strategist
  • 20+ years of experience crafting digital content

  • Holistic approach to UX research, design, and writing

  • Background in visual design and marketing communications

  • Total word nerd

EXPERIENCE

Digital UX Writer

Thrive, an Exact Sciences Company | Remote | Jan 2021 – present

  • Project lead for new product website, including IA design, content strategy & creation, user testing, and MLR approvals

  • Project lead for product-specific patient & provider notification strategy, including user research, process & wireframe design, and UX writing

  • Creating product content style guide for internal and external use

  • Collaborating on UX design of enterprise digital patient tools

 

Creative Content Specialist

Insomniac Events | Los Angeles, CA | Apr 2014 – May 2020

  • Developed the Insomniac brand and writing style guide, providing a go-to resource for staff and freelancers

  • Content strategist/manager for 30+ product websites

  • Collaborated across teams to redesign Insomniac.com and website templates for affiliated brands

  • Crafted long- and short-form copy for marketing and editorial projects

 

 

Marketing Specialist, Communications

Machinima | Los Angeles, CA | Sep 2012 – Mar 2014

  • Developed Machinima Content Rating System + SEO Best Practices, improving the operations of more than 5,000 partners worldwide

  • Crafted Machinima’s 2013 NewFronts presentation, putting the company on the map for the new age of digital advertisers

  • Produced more than a dozen sizzle reels for Marketing and Sales, helping to secure millions of dollars in brand integration deals

 

 

Communications + Design Manager

Coalition for Clean Air | Los Angeles, CA | Mar 2008 – Aug 2012

  • Helmed all communication initiatives, increasing brand awareness and engagement among community stakeholders

  • Consolidated in-house design and communications, cutting costs across multiple budget categories

  • Represented campaign interests at statewide meetings

SKILLS

UX Writing • UX/UI Design • User Research + Usability Testing • Wireframing + Prototyping • User Personas + Journey Mapping • Style Guide Creation • Copyediting • Content Auditing • Information Architecture

TOOLS

Figma • Adobe Creative Suite • Sketch • UserTesting.com • Miro • Lucid • Trello • Azure DevOps • JIRA • Veeva PromoMats • Sitecore ​​​​• Wordpress ​​​​• HTML​​

EDUCATION

UX Writing

UX Writers Collective
Certificate | Nov 2020

Online course in UX writing fundamentals, led by experts from Google, Amazon, and Intuit

UX + UI Design

CareerFoundry
Certificate | Oct 2020

Intensive online bootcamp in user research, wireframing, prototyping, and interaction design

Photography + Fine Art

ArtCenter College of Design
BFA | 2000

Conservatory-style visual design education covering art theory, traditional and digital techniques, and commercial applications