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Ashley Hyatt
London, United Kingdom

I'm Ash, a Freelance 2D/3D Motion Graphics Designer based in London & Surrey, UK. Originally employed in print and production following an education in typographic design and having worked at agencies both large and small, I developed a wide range

Ashley Hyatt
London, United Kingdom

I'm Ash, a Freelance 2D/3D Motion Graphics Designer based in London & Surrey, UK. Originally employed in print and production following an education in typographic design and having worked at agencies both large and small, I developed a wide range

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£350 per day (GBP)
I'm Ash, a Freelance 2D/3D Motion Graphics Designer based in London & Surrey, UK. Originally employed in print and production following an education in typographic design and having worked at agencies both large and small, I developed a wide range of skills working across numerous areas of design. As the industry evolved and shifted towards digital design I adapted my skills to suit with a focus on motion graphics. I have developed a varied skill set using Adobe Creative Cloud, whilst specialising in After Effects and Cinema 4D, along with a wide range of plug-ins including Redshift, Octane, X-Particles and Red Giants Trapcode Suite. I also have many years of experience using Photoshop to carry out image retouching and a wealth of knowledge using Illustrator and InDesign. Always keeping up-to-date with the latest technology, I am well-versed in using Mac and PC.
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£350 per day (GBP)
I have over 16 years of experience in 2D and 3D animation, 12 of them as a freelancer running my own business. My strengths include compositing and VFX, 3D animation, and motion design. Currently shifting my focus into motion design and 2D animation. Recently founded Plunk Ltd in the UK. I have worked on over 600 projects, for clients around the United Kingdom, the United States, Lebanon, and the Arab Gulf (Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia). Clients include Pepsi, Google, XBOX, KFC, Etihad Airlines, Amazon, Nespresso, Toyota, Volkswagen, Cadillac, and more. I can offer consultancy in addition to my motion design services. I am able to conceptualize and execute a brief from start to end product. I am able to lead a design team, and have done so on several projects throughout my career. I have acted as art director on quite a few projects, and as visual effects supervisor on many more. Looking for the next project to sink my teeth into, and enhance my skills/up my game. I am constantly learning how to be better, it's never enough. Software is mentioned but 3D MAX is not an option listed, so I am an Expert with that and V-Ray. Experience: Plunk (Freelancer) Motion Designer and 3D Generalist Nov 2007-Present Cutting Edge Post Production VFX Artist and 3D Animator Nov 2004-Nov 2007 Education: BA(HONS) Computer Games Design - Teesside University- Class of 2004
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£300 per day (GBP)
£200 per day (GBP)
I am an experienced designer with over 5 years in the design and motion industries, who creates characterful bespoke designs on a daily basis in the form of educational motion graphics, infographics, illustrations, print media and digital, social or branding content, for studios and for clients such as Vodafone Nikon and BBC broadcasts. What ever the style you desire, I can make it happen. Choose to work together and you'll not only get a motion graphic designer/Animator but someone who is passionate about making graphics that connect with their audience. --- **Employment and project experience** **Freelance Animator, Illustrator and MG Designer** Erlsanimation now known as Elephant Creative. _Jan 2017 - Present_ **Sessional Lecturer/Tutor** University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Animation (BA) & Y0 Illustration/ Animation. _Sep 2019 - Present_ **Lead Animator** BBC3 'How not to die' Series'. _Jul 2018 - Nov 2019_ **Lead Motion Graphic Animator** Vodaphone & IBM Animation _Nov 2018 - Jan 2019_ **Motion Graphic Designer** Fudge Animation Studio. _Jul 2018 - Mar 2020_ **Creative Director & Animator** Access City Awards, BBC, European Commission. _2018_ --- **Qualifications and education** _BA in Animation_ **1st Class Hons** At University for the Creative Arts Farnham.
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£250 per day (GBP)
My name is Alejandra Lopez Martin, a creative from Spain based in London. I completed a BA in Film Studies at King's College London and an MA in Film Production at Goldsmiths University. The scope of my work includes the development of the creative direction and visual identity of brands and companies, to the design of logos, branding, or any other piece of content on a freelancer basis. As a producer, I envision the project from start to finish. My creative skills have allowed me to participate hands-on on most of the projects I get attached to, as I jump from animation to graphic design, film production, direction and editing with ease; but should the project requires it I can act as a talent scouter to ensure the best creatives collaborate to bring the project to life. The project is always the boss! --- **Employment and Project Experience** **Creative Director & Graphic Designer** at MULATO studio _March 2020 - Present_ **Self-Employed / Freelancer Designer** at Alejandra López Martín _Sept 2019 - Present_ --- **Qualifications and Education** **Goldsmiths University** _2020 MA Filmmaking: Producing - Merit_ **Kings College London** _2019 BA Film Studies - 2.1_ **West Thames College London** awarded by UAL _2015 Foundation Diploma Art and Design - Distinction_ --- **Contact Information & Portfolio** Check out my full portfolio at: _Website not available. Sign in: _Website not available. Sign in: Get in touch! _Email not available. Sign in:
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£260 per day (GBP)

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How To Hire an Animator in London, GB

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 London, GB?

Animation rates vary significantly from project-to-project in London, GB.

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 London, GB?

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 London, GB 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 London, GB 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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