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Paulo Nieto
Houston, United States

I'm an animator and Illustrator who specializes in... 2D Animation and motion graphics for advertising or film. Hi, Im Paulo Nieto a Houston based animator and illustrator who specializes in 2D animation, commission based illustrations, and video ed

Paulo Nieto
Houston, United States

I'm an animator and Illustrator who specializes in... 2D Animation and motion graphics for advertising or film. Hi, Im Paulo Nieto a Houston based animator and illustrator who specializes in 2D animation, commission based illustrations, and video ed

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I'm an animator and Illustrator who specializes in... 2D Animation and motion graphics for advertising or film. Hi, Im Paulo Nieto a Houston based animator and illustrator who specializes in 2D animation, commission based illustrations, and video editing/ motion graphics for advertising. My website: _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ 2 Years experience in Premier Pro/ After Effects/ Final Cut Pro X 3 years experience in Adobe Animate CC 2 Years experience in professional Illustration --- **Employment and project experience** **Animator** SHSU Recreational Center _August 2019 - Present_ --- **Qualifications and education** _BFA in Computer Animation_ at Sam Houston State University (In Progress)
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★★★★★ "amazing work. 100% satisfied" ★★★★★ "above and beyond expectations" ★★★★★ "professional, quick and great results" Eggplain is an animation studio with 7+ years of experience creating 300+ custom-handmade animated videos. All of our videos are made from scratch, NO template. Visit Eggplain.com for more information.
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$150 per day (USD)
A director and animator who is very interested in her work and loves to make your stories come true
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Hey, I'm Salman Ravanan. well experienced in the video production field. 3+ Years of Professional experience in video Production. as I'm exploring more challenges now. I want to get into the online video production world. to be able to achieve more heights in my career. my emphasis lies on creating real emotional value in my work, not just going through the motions to get to the finish line. my Website : _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ PERKS: ✔️ 3+ years of professional editing/filming experience ✔️ Independent full-time producer ✔️ Highly skilled in Adobe workflow ✔️ 4k ready PC / Fast Internet ✔️ Stock Footage/audio unlimited subscription ✔️ Everyday availability (for a video chat as well) ✔️ No cookie-cutter outputs, individual approach case by case I’m feeling quite confident moving on with every project because I’m absolutely sure of how the details should be discussed in order to create a perfect plan. What should be included in the video in order to make it a great one? These are small nuggets, like for example a perfect video flow accordingly to the right music, easy flow of the information, the right order of the content in the video (to not get bored the viewer). These such things are often unnoticeable for a regular viewer but definitely doing their job on the subconscious perception. I’m ready to give it to go with your video! Hope I could be a good fit for your project! Do not hesitate to chat with me now or let's schedule a video-call! Video Editor/Motion Graphic Designer | Mass House Studio January 2019 - Present Editor of multiple projects for clients such as Netflix, NBC Sports, Airbnb, Zuleika hospitals, baker Hughes, Activision, Quibi, Neiman Marcus, etc Video Editor | Capital D January 2018 - December 2018 Produced video content for capital D YouTube and Instagram accounts including case studies, fashion videos, and events highlights. worked with industrial top clients like Dior, police, de Bethune, Capri, etc - Responsible for cutting raw cuts into the final output. - Detailing with clients - Meeting with deadlines - High work rate - Managing and Organizing all work files - Sound mixing - Motion graphics Assistant Motion Graphic Designer | Clarity Media October 2017 - December 2017 Responsible for working with a team of in house designers and illustrators to develop creative materials from concept to final artwork. DUTIES : - Creating brochures, notebook, paperwork, etc - Motion graphic Designing prospectuses, brochures, websites, posters, adverts & exhibition graphics. - Involved in the 2D creation and development of new designs and visual concepts, across a broad spectrum of styles - Worked for big clients like Canon,walif, etc Junior trainee | Sharjah Broadcasting Authority July 2017 - September 2017 -learned video editing skills from top video editors -Assisted in clipping trimming editing raw footage into the final product. -Assisted in sound mixing under supervision.
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Hi, I'm a 2D animator, motion designer, and illustrator. I specialize in 2D animated videos, motion graphics, and character design. My main tools are Clip Studio Paint (Manga Studio), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, AutoDesk 3ds Max, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere. I work for 8 hours a day from Monday to Friday
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Hey! I'm a digital nomad traveing the world, and picking up creative work here and there. I work virtually as a video editor and on digital art projects. I have a passion for art and I'm a jack of all trades when it comes to working in the digital world.
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$280 per day (USD)
- 2D 3D Graphic & Motion designer. WEB & MobApp - Musician. Composer. Multi-instrumental. My name is Sergey and I am a musician based in Moscow (and Sochi) - _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ - _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ - _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ The first part of the site is about my music project The second part is a portfolio with my graphic & motion design works
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Hey ! I'm Blop! a French Motion Graphics designer and illustrator living in Manchester. I've worked for two years in the video service of the French newspaper "Le nouvel Observateur". I made the identities of the journalistic series and also some full motion project on various subjects like environment, foot, curling and aliens. I work on the art direction of a craft beer bar named Beer O'clock, I do all their illustrations for events, flyers, advertising material and web design work. I have passion for music, illustration and animation. I love to blend all of that in my motion graphics videos. --- **Employment and project experience** **Freelance Motion Graphic Designer** Le Parisien _January 2020 - Until Now_ **Motion Graphic Designer** Le nouvel Observateur _October 2017 - March 2019_ **Graphic Design** Ikoula _January 2014 - June 2016_ --- **Qualifications and education** _BA in Motion Graphics_ at Gobelins, School of the image _BTEC HND in Graphic Design_ at Gobelins, School of the image
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About 2D Animators

To get started, choose what kind of animation you need for your project.

For example:

  • 2D animation
  • 3D animation
  • Stop motion animation
  • Custom cartoon animation
  • Motion graphics

Once you’ve chosen your style, it’s time to move on to the shortlisting process:

How To Shortlist An Animator

Shortlisting an animator can seem like a time-consuming task.

We’ve made it easy for you.

Here’s a quick overview of how to find an animator on Twine:

  1. Post up a job
  2. Wait for animation specialists to pitch to you
  3. Review your pitches and choose a candidate
  4. Agree your terms
  5. Voila!
Tips For Writing Your Job Description

Here’s an interesting statistic:

75% of the pitches for jobs online are from freelancers who are not qualified to do the work


Because the description doesn't clearly explain what the client wants, so freelancers pitch in hoping that the work might match their skill set.

On Twine, we manually vet all the pitches that a client receives to make sure you don’t have to spend hours filtering out unqualified freelancers.

But it’s still really important to make your brief stand out by being clear and concise.

Clearly-written job briefs allow animation experts to quickly scan your requirements and determine if they’re a good fit for your project before getting in touch.

When writing the animator’s job description, make sure to include the following:

  • Who you are
  • What you need (and why)
  • The size of your project
  • Your vision for the project
  • Examples of styles you like
  • Target audience
  • Budget
  • Deadline
How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Animator ?

Animation rates vary significantly from project-to-project .

When negotiating a freelance animator’s hourly or day rate, you’ll be sent a quote based on the length of time the animation will take to produce.

Using the data from our network of professional freelance animators, here are the ranges you can expect for a day’s work (7-8 hours):

Animator LevelJuniorMid-LevelExpert
Day Rate$150-250$250-500$500-1000

Here are the price ranges in GBP:

Animator LevelJuniorMid-LevelExpert
Day Rate£100-£200£200-£400£400-£800

If you’d like a more thorough overview of common animation commission prices on the platform, head over to our animation marketplace to view current listings.

Frequently Asked Questions
Why hire an animator ?

Here’s the deal:

With a market value of over 259 billion U.S. dollars, animation remains as one of the most popular and engaging mediums for connecting with an audience.

Since the industry’s inception with cartoon studios in the early 1900’s, animation is now at the core of many different sectors, including:

  • Web Design
  • Video Games
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Social Media Content
  • Film

Although what animators do day-to-day has changed a lot over the last century, the impact of what animation can do for your business has not.

Don’t believe us? Read this stat:

Each day, 100 million internet users watch an online animated video.

And not only that! One minute of video is equal to 1.8 million words.

It’s no surprise then that 76% of marketers plan to increase their use of YouTube and video marketing next year.

How can animated video benefit my business?

Here’s another statistic:

Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video, compared to 10% when reading it as text.

If you aren’t already using video as a core aspect of your marketing strategy, you should be!

But why animated video?

Here are the three main advantages of using animated video over traditional video content:

  • Stand out from your competitors

    Animation is friendly, futuristic and forward-thinking, setting you apart from the pack of talking head videos your competitors are using.

  • Keep it simple

    Animation turns complex ideas into an engaging narrative, making it easy for leads to understand how your product or service works.

  • Improve your SEO

    Google loves animated video due to its high-retention rate and evergreen nature. A high-quality animated video can significantly improve your presence on Google, making it easier for leads to find you.

What are the benefits of hiring a freelance animator?

Here are some of the biggest benefits of choosing a freelance animator through Twine over an animators agency:

  • Lower overhead costs

    This includes office space, company benefits, employee training and set working hours.

  • Experience

    Many professional animators will hone their craft at an animation studio before going it alone as a freelancer. This means that freelance animators are often the most experienced, efficient and professional specialists in the game.

  • Expertise

    If you’ve been wondering where to find animators that specialize in a particular niche of animation, the freelance market is for you! Freelance animators often dedicate themselves to particular animation commissions (such as explainer videos).

  • Flexibility

    Hiring an animation freelancer allows you to set your own hours and rates relative to the nature of your project. You can assign them work as and when it suits you without the hassle of a long-term contract.

What are you waiting for?

Post a job on Twine now and be matched with a wide range of high quality animators in a matter of hours. If you’ve got any questions then you can ask online animators and they’ll be happy to help you via the public questions feature.

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