Crysta Jewel Dela Cuesta (she/her) is a Filipina-American multidisciplinary artist and designer from Los Angeles, California. Working primarily in graphic design, craft, painting, and photography, Crysta’s creative practice is about play, exploration, and human connection. She is passionate about collaborating and building a community with fellow creatives and like-minded individuals and experimenting with various media, themes, techniques, and visual styles that allow her to effectively communicate and engage with a wide audience.
Crysta holds Associate Degrees in Graphic & Multimedia Design and Studio Arts from College of the Canyons and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art with an emphasis in Communication Design from California State University Northridge. She is a Snap Design Academy alumna and a Royal College of Art Graduate Diploma alumna. Through the partnership of Snap Inc. and the Royal College of Art, Crysta has received a full-ride scholarship to pursue her Master’s Degree in Visual Communication at the RCA. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, go to exhibitions, travel, listen to music, and, eat and enjoy different types of food.
After graduating from the RCA, Crysta hopes to become an art director one day. In the near future, she is interested in working as a designer in contexts that celebrate all forms of creativity, embrace differences, and encourage the growth of team members and clients. She strives to inspire others and to use her platform as a designer and visual artist to contribute to a better world.