Bianca Venerayan, though only 24, is not new to the game. Joining forces with her best friend from high school 8 years ago, Venerayan and Dani Roche were quite the dynamic duo.
This year, Bianca took a leap of faith and decided to step down as the face of their blog turned digital marketing agency Kastor and Pollux and take time to grow her personal brand.
I sat down with her and her adorable puppy to chat about her creative background and what's next for her.
Bianca describes her style as quirky. She isn't afraid to take risks with her work and is constantly stepping outside of the box.
Though she considers herself successful in her career thus far, she feels that she is constantly growing and that success is something you never fully achieve, it's a lifelong goal.
She attributes this success to not only hard work, but says that having a support system played an integral role in getting her where she is today. Making friends and networking is an essential part of working in social media or being a blogger.
Bianca cites Michelle Violy Harper and Michele Lamy as muses and Yoko Ono as role model. Women who are not only known as creatives, but as strong willed characters that don't always get credit for their strength and art.
On her essential reading list are The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and 5 People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom. Bianca is an avid reader and says that many books have had an impact on her way of thinking and temperament.
She studied Fashion Communications at Ryerson University and claims that if she learned anything that's helped her in her career, it's time management skills and organization.
Spouting Drake quotes at least 3 times throughout our meeting, Bianca is bubbly and easy to talk to. As brilliant as she is as a creative and business woman, she doesn't take herself too seriously. A big motivation behind her stepping down as the face of Kastor and Pollux was wanting the freedom to pursue projects and be true to herself as a growing woman in her 20s without having to be tied to a name where she felt the need to clean up her image or be someone she wasn't because of K + P's younger audience.
Growing her personal brand instead, Venerayan still contributes to Kastor and Pollux while also allowing herself to work on projects that she feels suit her creative interests more than digital marketing.
With 2017 on the way, we can only begin to imagine what Bianca has planned. World domination perhaps?