I hate to work alone.


Fun yet effective. Design, video, animation & illustration for brands, publications, and people.

 Live from the stage/my workspace

Live from the stage/my workspace


Chris Hardy



My mama calls me Chris.

I'm a designer, illustrator, and content creator from Birmingham, AL. I'm a husband and father of two wonder lads. 

I majored in Graphic Design at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After leaving school I partnered with a business development officer to form a boutique marketing firm called Elevated Mind Group. After an excellent 3 years of working with EMG I decided to strike out on my own with so that I could explore new kinds of clients.

I balance my contracted branding work with personal creative work, like illustration and music production. It gives me a fresh perspective on creating concepts and allows me to never get bored with what I'm doing. This also assist me in offering a all-inclusive approach to my clients, where I can address many of their content needs in-house or hire the right freelancer. 

I'm a huge fan of collaboration and that is one of my key motivators when choosing to work with a brand, how well we mesh. I'm not an auteur with a preset vision for your brand. Instead, I'm more like a jazz musician, I'm ready to create something unique, fun, and exciting with each collaborator. I'm not afraid to try new things or fail doing so, it's not in my DNA.