Hello, I’m Richter.

I’m the person behind all of the animations and artworks you may see on social media. 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 came here from 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 directly at support@literalhat.com. You’ll be responded to within 48 hours.

Please do not contact through any social media, I rarely use it. 

▸ What Software Do You Use?

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

Adobe Photoshop CC 2020
Storyboard Pro
ToonBoom Harmony 20
Adobe After Effects CC 2019
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019

Legacy (Older animations and artwork)
Adobe Flash CS3
Paint Tool Sai

Wacom Cintiq DTK-2200

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

▸ How Long Have You Been Doing Art For?

This is a pretty difficult question to answer as my interest in the arts grew exponentially from my childhood.

I started drawing in 2012 as a 10 year old kid but started taking it somewhat seriously in 2018. 

As for animation, I started in 2015 and have been working professionally since graduating from 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. Please sign your artworks as name credits may not be implemented until later down the line. 

▸ 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?

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. 

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

▸ Do You Do Commissions / Freelance Work?

Sorry, no. 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. 

▸ What age are you?

Born 2002. Quick math, go!!!

▸ What’s your gender?

I’m male.

▸ What Are Your Biggest Inspirations?

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

▸ What’s Your Cat’s Name?

Her name is Marla.