Chris Hajny
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Adjunct Faculty
BFA, Minneapolis College of Art & Design

Chris Hajny is senior designer at Paper Bicycle LLC, a product and surface design company in Minneapolis. He has created work for a wide range of clients in the home, stationery, and gift markets, including retailers such as Target, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, Tazo Tea, Kohl's, J. C. Penney, and Walmart. Hajny has spent the past ten years in the product design industry, including four years as a product designer at Department 56, where he executed on hundreds of giftware products each year.

Additionally, Hajny is a cofounder of Light Grey Art Lab, a gallery and collaborative arts space in Minneapolis that is focused on bringing together creatives from around the world to exhibit work, share process, collaborate, and learn. As a producer and project lead, Hajny oversees the execution of large-scale creative projects such as Dream Arcade, in which he acted as lead designer and was responsible for the creation and release an action videogame to worldwide markets. Hajny is also producer of the Light Grey Art Lab Podcast, a weekly program featuring artist interviews, lectures, and discussions about art and culture. Light Grey Art Lab has been featured on CNN.com, Kotaku.com, DesignWorkLife.com, Forbes.com, and in Official Nintendo Magazine.