We had the good fortune of connecting with Blanca Ramos and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Blanca, why did you pursue a creative career?
Coming from a family of performers, my childhood was filled with creative pass time which is where I fell in love with the world of art. In high school, I would be involved in the yearbook club and student government association which allowed me to pave the way for the career I have today. The moment that truly sparked a love for design was when I watched the 13 going on 30 movie (which is now my all-time favorite movie). When Jenna wished to be thirty and her life was transformed to this big-time magazine editor living in new york, that was the moment that I knew I wanted to be just like her and create designs for a living. Thankfully all my stars aligned and my dreams of becoming just like Jenna by 30 are slowly coming true.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a first-generation Latina, I focus my work on purposeful branding for women-owned businesses. Growing up, I recall my father telling me to pick a career where women were allowed to work in. I never understood what he meant as any job was meant for women in my head, but understanding that he comes from a different generation, he feared times were still difficult as he remembered them to be. Unfortunately, times may have progressed but there is still so much change there needs to be made in order to have equality among each gender. My passion for helping women is to allow them to believe and grow a business that puts them in charge. A business can be built off passion and purposeful branding can only strengtheneth that drive.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
As an LA Native, I believe I can show you the side of Los Angeles that is filled with culture and amazing views.
That Friday morning would start with a hike to Griffith Park where we would admire the beauty of the city and its golden sun. After that, we would head to brunch at my favorite spot by silver lake called Larchmont Bungalow Cafe where the traditional breakfast plate is the definition of simplicity goodness. Once the food coma has set in, we would head to DTLA specifically to the last book store where we would enjoy the aesthetically pleasing book arch.
To kill some time, we can head to The Hoxton for a quick bite, Friday happy hour, and amazing skyline views. Finally, as the day begins to end, we would head to a dodger game where you are surrounded by the LA spirit, cheering on the boys in blue which is followed by a firework night show.
Saturday is started off with a simple breakfast at home – nothing like a simple avocado toast and fresh-squeezed juice to get you through the day (special shoutout to trader joes for all the fresh groceries). After we are set for the day, we would head to local thrift stores to find hidden gems and affordable luxury bags. I once thrifted a 17 dollar Louis Vuitton Bag, still can’t believe how I came across that. For lunch, we would head to Korean bbq where you have to make room for the all-you-can-eat meat section! Once lunch is over, we would head back home and change as 1. our clothes will smell like bbq meat and 2. you cant go on a trip and change multiple times in the day. To end the day, we will head to Malibu beach and admire the golden hour beauty. P.S, we cant head to the beach without packing snacks and a picnic basket! I make a killer charcuterie board that pairs nicely with any wine of your preference.
As our three-day weekend comes to an end, I would love for you to come to my favorite new place and be praise Jesus at Mosaic Church. As I grow up, there are moments where even though I am surrounded by many loved ones, I may feel lonely and lost. I don’t always have my entire life figured out so my relationship with Jesus fills my heart with love and gives me peace and hope. I have recently begun my path to dedicating my life to Jesus but I feel him pulling me and my spirit closer to him each and every day. After our worship is over, we can pick up lunch which would be an In-n-out burger, I love pickles so I would recommend cheeseburger animal-style with fries. You can’t leave without any good photo ops and admiration of the arts. One of my favorite museums is the Getty Center – the outside garden is beyond beautiful, the building itself is one to admire! I have always dreamt of running through the garden with an oversized romantic dress where I can live out my Bridgerton dreams! Last on our to-do list would be dinner at perch- this elevated restaurant is located in DTLA on the 15th floor where the Steak Frites is 1000/10. I love a good night out where we can watch the city of LA light up with its surrounding city lights.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would definitely love to thank the people that rooted for me along the way! My family of course is my number one support system but these beautiful souls have impacted and shaped me to be the human I am today. My high school science teacher Mr. Fan saw a light in me before I did, my Spanish teacher Mr. Martin gave only the best advice to grow and flourish, and my math teacher Ms.Baly, who helped me out in my fear and weakness of math, sprinted with me and cheered me on through every finish line I faced. My CSUN college professors – Dr. Paula Di Marco, Professor Solis, Profesor Sherin, and Profesor Longo taught me what real design was and how to design with a purpose. Nothing would have been possible without the help of these beautiful teachers who walked the road in order to allow us to run.