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I'm a freelancer who specialize in illustration. I do children books illustration, character design and background design for 2d animations, do story board design. Also do digital painting and digital portraits. I have painted traditionally from 2003

İzmir, Turkey

I'm a freelancer who specialize in illustration. I do children books illustration, character design and background design for 2d animations, do story board design. Also do digital painting and digital portraits. I have painted traditionally from 2003

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$100 per day (USD)
I'm a freelancer who specialize in illustration. I do children books illustration, character design and background design for 2d animations, do story board design. Also do digital painting and digital portraits. I have painted traditionally from 2003 to 2015. I have been doing art digitally since 2015. Instead of this I have two years graphic design experience and 6 years art teacher experience in high school. Besides these, I work as the team captain of university students for Illustrator Platform which is very reputable internationally . It is an establishment which is founded in Turkey by Nurgül Şenefe. If you wanna see more of my works, check the link : _Website not available. Sign in: --- **Employment and project experience** **Layout and Background Designer** for Karton Robot Animation founded by Kenan Dereli _April 2021 - May 2021- For an Exxen Project( which is an platform like Netflix founded in Turkey) **Huawei Theme Designer** since August of 2020
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$499 per day (USD)
£330 per day (GBP)
James Wilson is the founder and creative director at RUMiN8 and has been at the forefront of digital animation since the early 2000’s. Early success was achieved in 2005 as a finalist in the Australian Tropfest Short film Festival with his enigmatic 3D animated film "Money" Through to 2008 James was contracted for numerous digital film TV and commercial productions including a popular children's cartoon series for the Australian Channel 7 network. On arrival in the UK in 2009 was contracted to NEXUS working as animator on the Oscar nominated "This Way Up". His work ethic and reputation had him working for the next 10 years in some of the most successful film studios in London - Productions included Paul, John Carter, The Worlds End, Guardians of the Galaxy, Paddington, Beauty and the Beast and Jingle Jangles to name a few. James has ventured into all facets of visual communications industry - Film, TV Series, previsualization, Music Video and Commercial production where animation had a crucial role to play. Major clients have included Disney, Marvel, Studio Canal, Lego, Emerites, IOC and Santander.. Regarded experience and reliability has been the Hallmark of his work as Animator, Project lead and Supervisor. His collective skills and cost effective management are a short click away from activating a rewarding experience with the RUMiN8 team.
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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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