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

Chris is a graduate from San Francisco State with a BS in Visual Communications. Chris has worked at Apple for the past 6 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 Cardi B. 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, many within my 8BitHipHop style.


8BitHipHop Portraits

Here are some of my favorite/most popular 8BitHipHop portraits.
I've created 300+ Portraits featuring artists and memorabilia throughout Hip Hop.
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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.


Animated GIFs

General Animation & Video Production



Special Effects Production
Rexx Life Raj - Handheld GPS


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.


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

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