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Meysam Qaderi
İstanbul, Turkey

I am a motion graphics designer and animator with more than 7 Years of experience. I have worked in almost every phase of the animation and motion graphics design pipeline from developing a storyline to storyboard, illustration, animation composite,

Meysam Qaderi
İstanbul, Turkey

I am a motion graphics designer and animator with more than 7 Years of experience. I have worked in almost every phase of the animation and motion graphics design pipeline from developing a storyline to storyboard, illustration, animation composite,

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$300 per day (USD)
I am a motion graphics designer and animator with more than 7 Years of experience. I have worked in almost every phase of the animation and motion graphics design pipeline from developing a storyline to storyboard, illustration, animation composite, and final output. and this experience helps me to deliver high-quality products to my clients and fulfill their goals. One word to describe my personality is "polymath". I am so enthusiastic about new challenges to crack my vision limits and push my abilities forward. If you like my portfolio, let's create a new project for your awesome brand.
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$259.74 per day (USD)
I'm an illustrator and animator based in Dominican Republic who currently lives in Santo Domingo. Before completing my studies in advertising, i was working in some advertising agencies like a graphic designer and also as a freelance illustrator and animator until i found my real vocation: be an animator and illustrator full time. Currently I work at production company Sierra DBG and I have worked on numerous projects like animated music videos for some alternative singers: Fernando Madera, Luitomá, Giorgio Siladi, Mysterious They, some short films and animated tv show pitch. Let's collab! **Employment and project experience** Febrary 2019 - Now Motion Graphic Designer Agency: Capital DBG - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic January 2017 - Febrary 2019. Graphic Designer / Motion Graphic Designer. Agency: Forero CTC - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic **Qualifications and education** UNAPEC College
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£200 per day (GBP)
_Website not available. Sign in: I'm Joe a co-founder of a small animation company After Dark Animation. After Dark is an animation collective, made up of 2D animators specialising in digital drawn animation with an illustrative and fine art approach. After Dark was formed in 2016 by graduates of the West of England, with the aim to make animation with a purpose. We are seeking out companies, organisations and people striving to make a positive impact with their products and media at any scale from mental health to green energy. We can help you to make a difference. If you like what you have seen we’d love to hear from you! _Website not available. Sign in: “Jenny and After Dark Animation are consummate professionals. She worked with us in every aspect of our process: character design, pre-production, animatics, temp animation all the way through to the final finished product. All her work was done in a swift and incredibly helpful manner. Communication was clear and easy while she produced needed animations well ahead of deadlines. It was a pleasure to work with Jenny and After Dark and I’m available to chat with at anytime to discuss our particular projects and how they went working with After Dark and Jenny.  We’ve worked with Jenny on several projects now and will continue to work with her in the future.” Michael Dennehy “I have known Joseph in a variety of capacities for many years. He has been a friend and an employee on a project that Ive been working on for the last 4 years. He and his partner in “After Dark Animations" have been responsible for producing and editing my designs for a Children’s Television Series. In a work situation Joseph is reliable, efficient, detail-oriented, and extremely competent. He successfully finishes a task well before the deadline. He is extremely organised, and never misses a deadline or forgets an assignment. In summary, I highly recommend Joseph as an employee. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.” Anthony Lewis Churchill “After Dark Animation brought our project to life in a way which was far beyond expectations.  Their artistic interpretation of our ideas was truly visionary and unique, as well as skilful and collaborative with our needs.  Their prompt and professional communication made it very easy to work together, with high-quality content completed ahead of schedule.  After Dark Animation is an exemplary creative team that would be an asset to any project.” Cassie Kollman Course Coordinator
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$280 per day (USD)
I see things - I make them move. I see things moving - I make them move smoother. My portfolio: _Website not available. Sign in:
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$120 per day (USD)
I have been creating explainer videos for the last 10 years. My team and I have made over 500 videos and counting. We produce very high-quality explainers at a price that doesn't break the bank. Please reach out and I will be happy to share more of our portfolio. Thanks for stopping by.
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$50 per day (USD)
I'm a freelancer who specializes in Illustration and Motion graphics, from México. I had worked on a variety of projects like explainer videos, poster design, creating illustrations for poems and children´s books. I'm excited to make your projects come to life!
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$150 per day (USD)
Hello. We are Suppa!, a team of designers and animators based in Mexico City. We love giving life to images through motion. For the past 5 years, we've worked every project as a unique piece, with a variety of styles and techniques to suit each one of them. High quality and attention to detail are involved in every step of the way, granting your project with the professional look it deserves. You can check out our reel here: _Website not available. Sign in: And some of our previous projects: _Website not available. Sign in: Looking forward to working together!
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$300 per day (USD)
I'm a Graphic Designer, Animator, and Content Producer that wants to help make your project as amazing as possible! I have 10 years experience working in the Adobe Creative suite (Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, etc.) and five years plus of professional experience as as content producer for brands like Hyatt, Supercell, and many more! _Types of projects you could hire me for:_ -Content Animation -Logo Design -Character Design -Video Production -Video Editing -Social Media Management --- **Employment and project experience** **Content Creator/Animator** QLASH Esports _2020-Current_ **Content Creator/Animator** YouTube (Freelance) _2019-Current_ **Operator (A1, V1)/Content Animator** GE Audio Visual _2017-2020_
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How To Hire an Animator

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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