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Peter Kellagher
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A conscientious and keen Animator, eager to learn and develop skills and knowledge and share creative ideas. Having completed full time education, I am now keen to find an interesting animation job. I am friendly, approachable and easy to understand

Peter Kellagher
Twine
United Kingdom

A conscientious and keen Animator, eager to learn and develop skills and knowledge and share creative ideas. Having completed full time education, I am now keen to find an interesting animation job. I am friendly, approachable and easy to understand

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£300 per day (GBP)
Wearer of many hats, but owner of none. Basically I have Schrodinger's cat's hat. I have worked in facets of the design/animation industry for nigh on 17 years. From kids entertainment industry (games/apps/products) to corporate (motion graphics/brochures/websites). I work remotely with my pjs, but can work onsite in sensible clothes. £280 per day Freelance 2013 to current: Conceptualise, Script, Illustrate, animate for Games/Kids space (Mind Candy - Moshi Monsters, CCBC, Azoomee, GumBug, Wooga, Milo Creative) and Corporate (Nike, Adidas, DHL, Shoot You, Gallagher Shilling, Roche, PA Consulting, Be Communication, Blue Ballroom, People Lab) Product design in the baby market - Baby Batch Dr. Who Game for CBBC; Storyboarding & animatic for 'Jelly and Pie' Nickelodeon Pitch Brochures/pamphlets (Canal River Trust, Creative Words, DHL) Ipad Innovation Apps Animated on “Moshi Monsters: The Movie” (in credits as Caroline Souchon (maiden name) Web designs (APS, Photo White Photography; Higgins Joinery; Caroline Briggs Photography; The Pixotheque; Simply Dance Partners; Sweaty Betty) Children’s Book Illustrations “The Ten Little Troopers” (Private Publication) Portraits – oil and pencil Mind Candy 2010 – 2013 Interactive Designer and 2D Animator for “Moshi Monsters” Blouzar 2008 – 2009 Freelance Online Game Designer and 2D Animator for “My Bambino” AMX 2005 – 2008 2D Animator and Designer Flagship_Phone details not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_) – Graphic Designer Baobab Communications_Phone details not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_) – Graphic Designer Kleen-Tex_Phone details not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_) – Graphic Designe EDUCATION 2002 – 2003: Institute of Design and Technology: Degree in Animation (Cum Laude) 1999 – 2001: Institute of Design and Technology: Diploma in Graphic Design (Distinction) 1992 – 1998: Pinetown Girls’ High SchoolWWWW
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£250 per day (GBP)
Over two decades experience in the animation, VFX, games and marketing industries as an animator, director, writer and producer. 
 Website: _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ Highlights- Freelance 3D and 2D ( traditional and vector ) character and motion graphics animator at many studios , games companies and agencies on many big brands. Commissioned to develop long form animation projects for Film4 and BFI Storyboard / animatic director - The Floogals (kids 3D animated TV series Universal Kids/Nevision) Series Director - The Hive (kids 3D animated TV series Disney/Lupus) Animation Director - Jungle Junction (kids 3D animated TV series Disney/Spider Eye) Animation Producer/Supervisor - Modern Toss (adult 2D animated TV series Channel4) Founder of animation company Spy Pictures and of game developer Electric Circus. Lead animator at games developer and online games company Animation artist at Steven Spielberg’s animation studio As a writer, author of book 'The World History of Animation' and of many magazine articles about animation. Written and directed music videos, TV commercials and (award winning) short films, both animation and live action. Commissioned to write a feature film for Film4, another project for BFI and a variety of scripts for high profile video games and kids TV series. Creator of animated storybook game 'Alph and Betty's Topsy Turvy World'. Curator of online archive: _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ Occasional teaching/lecturing on film and animation, plus course accreditor for Skillset. Specialties: Animation direction, supervision and production. Scriptwriting for games, film and TV. Animator 2d/3d. Writing (and occasionally teaching) about animation/film. Film maker.WWWW
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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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