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Chris "Heezy" Hurtt is a multidisciplinary creator who excels in design, photography, animation, and business management.

Chris is a graduate from San Francisco State with a BS in Visual Communications. Chris has worked at Apple for the past 5 years and excels in a fast paced & engaging environment. Chris also runs his own brand, 8BitHipHop (as seen below), in which the products have made a strong presence not only in the Bay Area, but across the globe. Through his freelancing, Chris has worked with many music artists, including Kanye West, BJ the Chicago Kid, and Young Guru. He has also designed for major brands like Harper's Bazaar and Goldenvoice. 

If you're interested in working on a project or would like to stay in contact, fill out the form below. Thanks!

 

 

Cover Artwork

Here's a sample of some graphic work I've done for artists within my 8BitHipHop style

 

Animated GIFs

 

8BitHipHop Portraits

Here are some of my favorite/most popular 8BitHipHop portraits.
I've created 300+ Portraits featuring artists and memorabilia throughout Hip Hop.
My partner writes blog posts on each of the artists. Find out more on my8bithiphop.com.

 

Poster Design

Sample of work that was designed to be printed and hung up.

 

Promotional Material

A variety of projects that were designed as promotion for events, sales, tickets, etc.

Information Design

Infographics that were designed to grab viewer attention & teach new information.

 

Branding & Identity

Logos and branding designed for companies and individuals.

 

General Animation & Video Production

 

Animation of the famous Madvillainy cover.

This was a 15 second clip created mainly for Instagram.
I like for these clips to tell a short story and loop back
to the beginning seamlessly. Can easily be reworked
for a stage performance or social media content.

 

Kinetic Type Project.
The purpose of this project was to show how
type can deliver a message without the use of any graphic elements. 
This can easily be used for lyrics to a song
or interesting background elements during a live show.


Here's a short video I recorded and edited from a show
that Andre Power of Soulection put on.
This is just one example of how a performance can be recorded
and shared with the masses.  It's all about storytelling.

 

Event Photography

When I'm not designing, I'm out shooting for artists.
This small sample of photos were all taken within the past year.
From San Francisco to Los Angeles to New York City.

 

Traditional Artwork

Although I don't do much traditional artwork anymore, its still a reliable tool within my arsenal.
My favorite subject matter is portraits but I really sketch anything inspiring at the time.

 

Feel free to contact using the form below. Would love to hear from you.

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