Becca Smith

Cult42 is a mysterious, invite-only art collective designed to meet the needs of young artists & create an almost utopian environment.

CULT42 was born as an idea in the Fall of 2018. I felt that the Chicago art scene was lacking an honest, trustworthy, close-knit space to connect with each other and work together. CULT42 aimed to be an art community revolving around meeting the needs of artists and creating their own kind of world. Over the next few months, I conducted a series of interviews with artists inside and outside of my network and investigated what it is that they value and need within their community. From there, I started building CULT42 and thinking about how these feelings could manifest aesthetically into my capstone project.

Becca Smith 
Becca Smith is a 24-year-old freelance Graphic Designer in Chicago. She uses design as an opportunity to imagine the future and push the limits as to where design can go. Her favorite work is branding, and she loves to hang out with her dog and boyfriend at the park on a nice day with some music.

Thank you to our Capstone volunteers, including students Leslie Ramirez, Chris Keramidas, Caroline Schlegel, and faculty member Laura Rossi García. Special thanks to 2020–21 Capstone faculty Shiro Akiyoshi, Nathan Matteson, and Heather Snyder Quinn.

College of Computing and Digital Media
School of Design
243 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago IL 60604

Graphic Design Capstone Showcase 2020 and 2021
Advisors: Shiro Akiyoshi, Nathan  Matteson, and Heather Snyder Quinn