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Dariush Oskouie
Tehran, Iran

I love telling stories & notions trough pictures & movements, using the basics of cinema, animation & Graphic fundamentals to interpret the meaning & subtexts. I am always eager to learn new skills. I'm skilled in character animation & Compositing

Dariush Oskouie
Tehran, Iran

I love telling stories & notions trough pictures & movements, using the basics of cinema, animation & Graphic fundamentals to interpret the meaning & subtexts. I am always eager to learn new skills. I'm skilled in character animation & Compositing

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$500 per day (USD)
I love telling stories & notions trough pictures & movements, using the basics of cinema, animation & Graphic fundamentals to interpret the meaning & subtexts. I am always eager to learn new skills. I'm skilled in character animation & Compositing as an expert, modeling, Texturing, Rigging &rendering as an intermediate & --- **Employment and project experience** "Creator" 2019-Present Creating a cartoon TV Series for National Iranian Radio and Television BroadCast. Also responsible for character animation, look development, rigging, rendering & compositing. "Freelance Animator" 2010 - 2019 Creating Visual Effects, TV commercials & Animations for a vast group of companies and brands. "Short Animations" 2012 - 2018 Creating independent short animations for festivals. "Senior Motion Graphic Designer Rahpooyan" 2015 - 2016 Delivering 3D & 2D animations for commercials and educational purposes. **Qualifications and education** _BA of Cinema Directing_ Tehran University Of Art - Faculty of Cinema & Theatre
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$150 per day (USD)
I believe in client's satisfaction and i will give my best. THANKS FOR VISITING MY PROFILE 5 years of Experience in Graphic designing and 3d designing (modeling ,Texturing, animation and rendering ) Hello, I am a 3d cad Designer and graphic Artist. I am very creative and experienced. I Multimedia industry after working in studios and designing companies now i am making my market Through web to making my network larger and ** give me a platform to do this, my main motive is to give my best and Client's satisfaction. Following are my skills Skills in 3d Designing 3d Modeling and Texturing (Characters, Props, Product designing, Architectural design of interiors and exteriors And Environments) Skills in graphic designing 1) 3d cad designs (interior design, product modeling, concept designs and animation) 2) environment designs 3) Designing Business cards ,Pamphlets ,Fliers, Testimonial ,Posters ,Banners and Brochures) 4) Environment Design, Character Designing ,Props Designing 5) Graphics for game I believe in client's satisfaction and i will give my best. Thank you
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£300 per day (GBP)
I'm primarily a 3D artist, based in the UK but I work remotely all over the world. My customers have included: Warner Bros, Bentley, Mazda, Yamaha, Halliburton, Conde Nast, Nestle, Mars, Unilever and many more. Having already worked as an artworker for a national publishing company I started my career in 3D with architectural visualisation company Different Planet Ltd in 2003. My drive to diversify (but being restricted to a small rural area) saw me start my own business, Eggbox Studios, in 2006 - which has been my primary focus to this day. 2015-2018 I became Creative Director, then head of innovation, for XR technology company Immersive VR Ltd. During my time there I saw the company grow from 3 employees to almost 20 and my role changed from overseeing the creative direction of immersive experiences to developing pipelines and solutions for the emerging XR industry. My skillset includes: 3D modelling, texturing, animation and VFX, motion graphics, compositing, editing, sound design and a little bit of everything in-between. - Jack-of-all-trades, master of a few. _Website not available. Sign in:
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£280 per day (GBP)
I'm a freelancer who specializes in 3D character animation, based in Northern Ireland, UK. My name is Lois and I'm the Lead Animator at Lead Balloon Studios, a 3D animation studio that loves to create fun and engaging character animation! I have over 6 years experience in the animation field, creating animated shorts, promos, explainers and more. I also taught 3D animation to University students at De Montfort University. I love to learn and grow and I eagerly await my next project! --- Employment and Project Experience: Lead Animator, Lead Balloon Studios. October 2019 - Present Animation Lecturer, De Montfort University. January 2019 - April 2019 At Lead Balloon Studios we have worked with businesses in various sectors, including education, letting agencies and game / mobile development. --- Qualifications and Education: Masters with Merit (MA) in Animation at De Montfort University First Class Honours (BA) in Animation at De Montfort University
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About 3d 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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