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New York, Manhattan, United States

Hello, I'm a 25 year old artist and musician living in Brooklyn, NY. I'm always looking for new challenges, and I would love to collaborate with you on your next project!

New York, Manhattan, United States

Hello, I'm a 25 year old artist and musician living in Brooklyn, NY. I'm always looking for new challenges, and I would love to collaborate with you on your next project!

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2D Animators > US > New York

We have over 76 2D Animators in New York, US! Twine will help you find the perfect 2D Animator for your project.

$700 per day (USD)
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Hello! I’m Dane Zarra. I’m a Brooklyn-based Motion Designer, Illustrator, and Graphic Designer. I received my BFA for Illustration from the School of Visual Arts and completed the Animation Bootcamp from the School of Motion. I like to find creative ways to solve visual problems. I approach every new project as an opportunity to further expand my craft and knowledge. Contact me about your project needs. When I’m not animating, designing, or illustrating, I play music. You can find me lugging around a guitar with way too many effect pedals. My approach is to blend caustic post-punk riffs, synth-like textures, and drone loops. I play in the bands' Oil Bay as well as played in the bands’ Rainwater and Caged Animals. I’ve also picked up the hobby of really good pizza making - which as of now is the extent of my cooking prowess.
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$200 per day (USD)
PORTFOLIO WEBSITE: _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ Alexandra Fyock is from a small suburb outside of Boston, Massachusetts who moved to Brooklyn, NY to study 2D Animation. Between classes she worked with MAN-84 designing advertisements that were featured in Autre Magazine, helped animate and composite a PSA for the local animal shelter, and work as a production assistant for the play Pawel & Ebola. After classes she loves to play with her corgi Toffee and dye her hair. ••• New York Tough Poster, State of New York June 2020 - July 2020 Digitally illustrated producing original art, portraiture, and layout under client directives for a commemorative print marketing initiative. Collaborated with John De Santis’ art direction and design. Illustration Intern, MAN-84 NYC June 2019 - August 2019 - Created advertising material used on social media, posters, and a featured ad in the Autre Magazine Winter 2019/2020 issue Illustration Mentor, Pratt Pre-College NYC Summer of 2019 - Assisted high school students with portfolio development, organized and set up artwork exhibitions Production Assistant, Pawel & Ebola NYC October 2017 - December 2017 - Responsible for research, scheduling, play construction. Coordinated supplies and assisted with hiring personnel. ••• Pratt Institute 2020 BA in Digital Arts 2D Animation RISD Pre-College 2015 2D Animation
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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 in New York, US?

Animation rates vary significantly from project-to-project in New York, US.

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 in New York, US?

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 in New York, US 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 New York, US 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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