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Tristen Cordova
Twine
PRO
Los Angeles, United States

"Tristen did an absolutely great job. First time working with him but he is extremely quick, and a very good communicator" My core strengths are in After effects and Illustrator making custom 2D animations, motion graphics, explainer videos, and ill

Tristen Cordova
Twine
PRO
Los Angeles, United States

"Tristen did an absolutely great job. First time working with him but he is extremely quick, and a very good communicator" My core strengths are in After effects and Illustrator making custom 2D animations, motion graphics, explainer videos, and ill

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"Tristen did an absolutely great job. First time working with him but he is extremely quick, and a very good communicator" My core strengths are in After effects and Illustrator making custom 2D animations, motion graphics, explainer videos, and ill

Hi, My name is Juan but people know me as "Cebolla" and I have been passionate about photography, art, and design for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until March of 2019 that I finally realized my dream and graduated with Salutatorian Honors

I'm a graphic/motion designer who loves to create. I do layout design and motion design professionally, but also have designed for digital, social, and web as well. I have a degree in Visual Communications and a minor in Fine Art, and like to do digi

I am a director and animator with over 10 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Working in a multitude of different styles and capacities, I am an extremely flexible individual able to bring a clients vision to life without technical or

Greetings! I am a skilled designer/illustrator/animator with nearly fifteen years experience as a successful freelancer. Some of my past clients include CBS, ESPN, Unicef, Marriott Hotels, Hyatt/Regency, PAWS and American Express - but most of my wo

PORTFOLIO: _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_ Every project on my website is solely created by me. From concept to final render, I can complete a product to the highest quality. I believe that fresh perspectives and trying

I’m truly passionate about my work and always eager to connect with other developers & designers. While I enjoy all aspects of my career, I think my favorite stage of a project is working with the client to understand his or her project objectives. A

Randall Kaplan has been making films for over fifteen years and drawing his whole life. He has worked in multiple mediums and disciplines- spanning traditional animation, live action, stop motion animation, painting, drawing, design and illustrati

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How it works

1 Post up your job requirements

2 Twine finds you the perfect match

3 Discuss the job with these freelancers

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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

Why?

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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