Hello, I’m Hat.

Or you can call me Ricky. I’m not Hat (the character) but most people call me that anyways. Whichever is easier for you.

I’m a full time 2D technical animator. My professional experience includes work on:

  • LEGO® Monkie Kid™
  • Rise of the TMNT
  • Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

You probably know me for LiteralHat related stuff though, and thus I welcome you with love to this website of my passion.

Frequently Asked Questions


Be prepared, this might be a long read. 

▸ I Need To Contact You.

Email me directly at support@literalhat.com. You’ll be responded to within 48 hours.

You can also contact me through other social accounts but please note that I don’t use social media aside from posting. 

▸ What Software Do You Use?

Here is a no frills list. These aren’t recommendations, they are just my workflow utility. I use all of these depending on the situation. 

Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2018
Paint Tool Sai
Storyboard Pro
ToonBoom Harmony 20
Adobe After Effects CC 2019
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019
Blender

Legacy
OCENAudio
Firealpaca
Adobe Flash CS3

Hardware
Wacom Cintiq DTK-2200

Audioware
Squier Affinity Series™ Stratocaster FMT HSS Black Burst
Fender Frontman 10G Amplifier
Casio CDP-200R 
FL Studio 20
Audacity

▸ How Long Have You Been Doing Art For?

Started drawing in 2012, and only started taking it seriously since 2018.

As for animation, I started in 2015 and have been working professionally since graduating high school in 2020.

▸ Can I Draw Fanart!

Sure. Send your works to fanart@literalhat.com and it will be uploaded when I have the time. Remember to include a name credit, either as the file name or in your email.

▸ Can I Make My Own OCs?

Not comfortable with it. Same with ‘artstyle replications’. 

▸ Can I Simp For Your Characters?

How juvenile. Go fuck yourself. 

▸ Can I Use Your Art In _____ ?

Read ‘Art Usage’ here for more information.

▸ How Can I Support You?

Don’t buy my merch. Don’t share my content. You’re already on my website, and that’s more than enough. 

If you are interested, I have a Patreon. Donators will get their name on the front page of LiteralHat.com as well as their name in the credits of any newly released animations. 

▸ Do You Do Commissions / Freelance Work?

Unfortunately, not at this time. I already work full time. 

▸ Teach Me How To Draw!

I would love to but am too busy. If you have a suggestion for an article or guide, you are free to email me. 

▸ Who Are Your Biggest Inspirations?

Jon Graham’s Arby n the Chief. Tom and Jerry. Donald Duck. Fight Club. Not Just Bikes.

▸ What’s Your Cat’s Name?

Her name is Marla.