About The Cubby
ABOUT US
The Cubby is an online marketplace for art made by college students. By shopping on The Cubby, you're supporting emerging artists, and purchasing one-of-a-kind pieces of art, at an affordable price. The entire listing price goes directly to the artist; The Cubby boasts no fees, so selling is simple and art is accessible to all buyers.

The art world has notoriously high barriers to entry for both artists and buyers. For student artists, even sites that claim to democratize art are filled with professional competition that overwhelm students’ products. On The Cubby, student artists grow their following and become better positioned to sell as a professional.

For appreciators of art, actual art purchases can sometimes remain inaccessible. Art galleries representing emerging artists are increasingly hard to find, and even small galleries mark up prices by nearly 50 percent. Major retailers have built inventories of budget-friendly artwork, but the products’ mass-appeal design and ubiquity dim the magic of owning a piece of art. For shoppers decorating their dorm room, first apartment, or home who find only mass retail art in their budget, The Cubby makes unique art pieces affordable.

Founded by college students, The Cubby reflects the perspectives of both student artists and budget-conscious shoppers. As the first college art marketplace, The Cubby supports art creation and appreciation by all.

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MEET THE TEAM
Josh  CEO | Colby '22
Hey! I have no idea what I’m doing with my life, but The Cubby has been a super cool project I’ve been lucky enough to work on for the past few years. As a maker myself, I’m always down to meet other makers and it’s been the most empowering journey building for other creatives. Glad you’re here :)
Domenico  CTO | Harvey Mudd '22
My friends call me both a dog and a boomer. I love skating, surfing, and snowboarding, and I hate social media and most internet tech with a burning passion. Super-dark chocolate wins always, and strangely I like the taste of fish oil. My friends mock me but my grandma would be proud.
Matteo  COO | WPI '22
Teo here! Part time frat guy, full time Cubby enthusiast. In my free time you’ll find me in one of three places: at the local beer die tables, at the movies catching the latest Marvel film, or at the dinner table eating some of my Nonna’s cooking. College is tough, let’s get through it together :)
Anthony  CMO | Northeastern '22
I'm probably playing guitar, eating pasta, saying a dad joke, dreaming about NJ bagels, or laughing about a joke you said 5 minutes ago. My favorite quote is “The forecast for today is slightly sunny depending on your outlook of life” which I heard from WDHA 105.5 in high school. Super grateful for everyone and everything in my life and if I'm able to help spread happiness, my job is done.
Heeya  Marketing Director | Newschool '23
Disclaimer: you won’t find any exclamation marks in this bio. (A cheeky hack to make you at least skim this, but also because I hate exclamation marks.) I’m a proud Indian from Belgium. I listen to music 24/7, watch F1 religiously, and love analyzing my dreams. I always have a million tabs open both on my computer and in my head. All my works are unfinished, including my finished works, and if you’re a perfectionist too, I hope you can relate. By making a difference with The Cubby, I hope to encourage you to be bold in life, to get out of your shell and make the changes you want to see.
Sana  Community Manager | UMass '23
Hey there, it’s me! If I’m not having a Marvel/HP movie marathon with my dog, I’m at the gym, watching football, or baking cupcakes. I love to travel, dance, and play extreme weather sports. Albert Einstein said "creativity is contagious, pass it on," so let The Cubby inspire your creativity and we hope you’ll pass it on!
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