Hector Arias, also known as Hectah, is a Brooklyn-born and raised multitalented artist who has spent over a decade working in the film and TV industry. With a strong background in animation, design, and visual effects, he has contributed to several high-profile projects, including Showtimes' Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, Netflix's Rapture, PBS' Nas: Live at the Kennedy Center, and CNN's Fresh Dressed. He has also been an art director for Mass Appeal, where he has worked on several web series, such as "What the HEC," which has been featured in Fast Company and Complex Magazine. He was Director and Animator for TBS Digital's "Storyville." He brought stories to life in a way that left audiences wanting more, making the show a must-see for fans of the genre.
Hectah's dedication and creativity have not gone unnoticed. He has been nominated for Cinema Eye Honors for his work as an animator in Apple+ TV's Louie Armstrong: Black and Blues. He served as the lead animator for the award-winning "Enter the Wu-seum" experiential event, which earned the coveted Clio award in recognition of its excellence. He's one of the most sought-after talents in the industry, with a strong online presence, and his work is loved by audiences and critics alike.
Before entering the film and TV industry, Hectah had a successful career in the music industry designing album covers and promotional materials. He also worked for several years in advertising, creating digital and print assets for campaigns and experiential events. He began his career as an intern at NYC hip hop publication Stress magazine in 1996. It was there that he discovered the possibilities of using art to have an uncompromising career. He followed his time at Stress by working in the community as a teaching artist for award-winning non-profits including El Puente, Art-Start, and Americorp's Public Allies. With his unique blend of talent, experience, and dedication, Hectah is a true representation of the creative spirit of Brooklyn.