Daniel Ellis studies art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
How did you discover your passion for creating?
It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for most of my life. I remember when I was a kid I was always into comic books. I was always doodling in my sketchbooks and drawing ninjas and superheroes.
What is your favorite thing about creating?
I feel like I can tell a story or create something widespread that everyone can check out.
Why did you choose MCAD?
I came in for a tour of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, checked everything out, and immediately fell in love. Besides other things, I I just love the environment, love the people, and love the art.
What has been your favorite part about MCAD?
With MCAD and the classes that they offer, you get a lot of leeway as to figuring out how you are as an artist and how you want to figure that out into your works.
How do you think the program will help you in what you want to do next?
It’s made me appreciate the little things more. I used to be more or less the type of person who would kind of just run through things and try to get things done quickly and as fast as possible. I’ve really taken the time to kind of realize that slow and steady really does win the race; because if you really want to work hard and really want to be successful you have to take your time with things. Not even just in aspects of art, but also just being alive as a human in general.