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Cyrene Quiamco rose to popularity on Snapchat by taking advantage of the app's unique features in order to deliver colorful long-form stories. This is the story of how she's grown as an artist and become a spokesperson for the service. To learn more about Cyrene, check out her book, "11 Seconds to Success: The Queen of Snapchat on Living Your Dreams and Ruling Social Media."
How Much Does Cyrene Quiamco Make From Snapchat?
Though it's impolite to ask exactly just how much she's made, we do know a little from what's been written about her. According to an article in "The Daily Mail," Cyrene was getting up to $10,000 for a single snap back in 2015, when she was still working for Verizon. Since then, her profile has grown, so she may be able to charge more depending on the brand. She also works with Snapchat through her site, The 11th Second, which promotes users on the platform. Cyrene has a lot on her plate, but a large amount of her work is Snapchat-related, so it must be lucrative.
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Cyrene Quiamco is a social media influencer, graphic designer, author, and artist. She is known for her elaborate, interactive, fun, and creative snaps on the popular multimedia app Snapchat. Her online works of art have been recognized globally by top brands and publications.
She was born on March 8, 1989 as Salathiel Cyrene Ganzon Quiamco in Bacolod City, Philippines. In 1997, she moved to the United States with her mother and younger sister.
Cyrene attended Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. She graduated in May 2008, ranking tenth in her class with a GPA of 4.135.
During college, Cyrene was a Donaghey Honors Program scholar. She studied at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In May 2012, she graduated magna cum laude, with a BA in Graphic Design, Painting, and Ceramics. She minored in Digital Graphics.
Cyrene also studied abroad as a part of her scholarship program. In 2010, she went to Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea for summer school.
The following year, she was funded by the Benjamin Gilman and AsiaLearn Scholarships to study at the Polytechnic University International Summer Program in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
While still in school, Cyrene worked as a freelance graphic artist. Following her graduation from college, she took a job at Verizon Wireless as a creative lead and web designer.
In January 2014, Cyrene discovered Snapchat through word of mouth. At the time, people were using it for messaging, but she became immediately interested in the pen tool.
Her first series of snaps were "celebrity selfies." She would draw faces of famous personalities next to her own photo. She would then message her friends saying she took a picture with that person and send over the doodle.
Her friends thought her snaps were really funny. Cyrene would post once or twice a week, and her work often featured elaborate storytelling, creative drawings, text, and video.
Cyrene used a very precise stylus to sketch intricate designs. She would often write a rough script before shooting, aiming for a 10-snap story. She liked to draw around herself on each photo or superimpose an object into the snap.
In an interview with Business Insider, she said that "100 seconds is the 'magic number' for views." For Cyrene, Snapchat has become more than a messaging app, becoming, as she said, "like a TV show or a commercial," a digital canvas.
Cyrene's following on social media has grown exponentially. Not only has she gotten the attention of a vast number of Snapchat users, but also of top brands, including Walmart and Disney. They've offered her thousands of dollars to do a single sponsored story.
In an article published by forbes.com, she said, "working a corporate job was important, but I was working on somebody else's idea. As a creative, working on your own brand gives you more freedom." In October 2015, Cyrene left her job at Verizon to focus on Snapchat full-time.
Snapchat has evolved since Cyrene's first use of the app. They introduced Spectacles, their 1st hardware gadget which can record 10-second videos. They also rolled out a major update in February 2018, with changes in layout and design.
While Snap lost some users and struggled on the stock market, Cyrene chose to keep using the app. She has even become a consultant and public speaker for the company. She travels the world to educate people on the app's best strategies and practices.
"What keeps me into Snapchat is the ongoing different features," Cyrene told mashable.com. She continues to work with the company, testing out new capabilities like Lens Studio, a free tool to create augmented reality lenses.
Cyrene believes that her art has grown with the app. She is confident about Snapchat's future and is looking forward to doing more projects with the company.