WONDER WOMAN // Bianca Cash, Illustrator, Designer, Photographer
Bianca Cash is a Wonder Woman.
An illustrator, designer and photographer, Bianca's work instantly makes you feel better about the world. Simple, minimal and witty are words that come to mind but there is also a sense of warmth. Her popular Instagram feed is one of the most uplifting you will ever find, each post reflecting her belief in good typography, compassion and social justice.
We visited Bianca at her studio to find out more about her creative career path...
Can you tell us a little about your background and how you became an illustrator, designer, photographer and all round creative?
Bianca: A lot of it happened and progressed pretty naturally. I started out working in admin and fundraising and got to a point where I knew it wasn't something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I enrolled in a graphic design course and then it all started to happen while studying. The photography started as a hobby and very quickly became a job.
Your beautiful IG feed is a breath of fresh air, positivity and enthusiasm! Where do you get your inspiration from?
Thank you so much! :)
A lot of what I write about and post is inspired by life. What I'm going through, how I am feeling, who I'm talking to etc. I also find inspiration in a lot of everyday things, like sunshine and brunch food and good conversations.
In regards to the design and style aspect, a lot of different creatives inspire me, a few being Henri Matisse, Ellsworth Kelly, Brett Whiteley and Oliver Jeffers.
Do you have any work rituals or habits you follow?
Tea - lots of tea. Music. Weekly to-do-lists.. I love writing them. I love ticking off the boxes and I love that feeling of 'yesss I just did that!'
At the moment I'm trying to respond to emails quickly. Sometimes I am awesome at it and other times not so awesome.. I try to have solid blocks of focusing on the one thing, such as emails and only replying to emails and then moving onto social media and spending time replying, creating and organising that. Then design time etc.
Tell us three things you always say YES to.
Food, brunch with girlfriends, sunny days with blue skies.
What does being 'radical' mean to you?
Being true to who you are.. I guess it sounds pretty simple but I'm not sure how common it is.. So to me that's radical. Along with being a genuine, kind and loving human.
Photography by Samee Lapham