Christopher Alday
BFA in Print Paper Book
Admissions Counselor at MCAD / Freelance Artist

How did you get your job? 

A friend mentioned the open call and I spoke about my experience as a transfer student.

What was your major and how did you choose it? Was it the right choice?

Print paper book. It's the best major.

Tell us about your internship.

I spent my internship at the Hennepin County Central Library repairing books and making boxes for books too delicate for circulation. 

Best thing you ever got/saw on the free shelf?

Josef Albers's Interaction of Color on floppy disk.

What advice do you have for current MCAD students?

If you are showing more than 40% of what you are making, then you are not editing enough.

Do the Twin Cities offer many opportunities for creatives?


Current obsession? / Blank Check Podcast / Nylon Nike Cortez

What is the last movie you watched?

Casa de mi Padre

In your own words, what is a self-portrait?

A version of yourself created to be a stand-in. No matter what medium or how representational you make one it can never be you. A visual lie.