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Ryan Ortgiesen
Los Angeles, United States

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

Ryan Ortgiesen
Los Angeles, United States

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

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Hi! My name is Emily, I’m a freelance 2D Animator and Illustrator based in Worcestershire, UK. I love to work digitally but also enjoy creating illustrations with watercolour and gouache paints. _Website not available. Sign in: --- **Employment and Project Experience** **Freelance Illustrator & Animator** Girls'​ Game Lab Jul 2019 - Jul 2019 I was asked by Girls' Game Lab to create and animate a logo for them! This project was so much fun to work on, and I'm so pleased that I got to contribute to such a cool organisation. This project took me just over 2 working days to complete. **Freelance Illustrator** The Lygon Arms Hotel Mar 2019 - March 2019 The lovely folks at The Lygon Arms in Broadway approached me to create a summer version of their greetings card. I loved working on this project and with The Lygon and am so pleased with how the piece turned out. This project took me approximately a month to complete. **Freelance Illustrator** The Lygon Arms Hotel Dec 2018 - Dec 2018 I was contacted by The Lygon Arms who asked me to design a Christmas card for them. I completed the design in 2 days and was able to get the cards delivered within 3 days, just before Christmas! Even though I had a tight deadline I was able to complete the project swiftly, and the client was happy with the final product. **Volunteer Animator** Mencap Jul 2018 – Sep 2018 I had the brilliant opportunity of volunteering for a remote position as an animator for Mencap. The brief was to turn complicated information into a clear and easy to follow animation, with a voice over (which was provided by Mencap) whilst keeping the topic lighthearted, so that everyone is able to engage and understand. **Freelance Illustrated Booklet** Client - J. Darlington Mar 2018 – May 2018 I worked on a series of illustrations for a collection of poems called the "Noodle Ballads". Each illustration was created traditionally with a mixture of watercolours, gouache paint and ink/fine liners. **Freelance Illustrator** Broadway Deli Dec 2017 Whilst working on my own Christmas card design I uploaded a work in progress image of it online, which featured the Deli, who then contacted me and asked for me to create a custom version of a Christmas card for them, so that they could sell the cards in their shop! **Freelance Illustrator** Festive Greetings Cards Nov 2017 I created my own design in a vector art style of a snowy cotswold village scene, featuring various shops. I then sold them in quantities of 10 to various customers. **2D Animator Intern** FLOW Creative Sep 2017 – Oct 2017 Manchester, United Kingdom During my internship with Flow, I worked on various projects. Some were client projects others smaller projects that I did for flow. My work varied from designing and prepping assets to animating them in various scenes or to create fully animated videos. --- **Qualifications and Education** BA (Hons) Digital Animation with Illustration at University of Central Lancashire.WWWW
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I'm a freelancer who specializes in 2D animation from the United States Animation. Isn’t there anything it can’t do? From bringing fantastic worlds to life to making the impossible possible, there is something inherently magical about the medium. It’s these reasons and more why I chose to become an animator. Creating has always been as natural to me as breathing…and about as necessary too. Since I was able to hold a pencil, I have always been drawing on anything and everything (bless the teachers that didn’t mind test papers with Popeye drawings in the margins). While animating is my primary passion, I do enjoy designing characters and illustrating as well. Feel free to reach out to me if you need an animator, designer, or illustrator. I would love to hear about your project and how I can help bring it to life. I check my email regularly and will get back to you as soon as I possibly can. Fast Facts • I can wiggle my ears. • I love D&D (I’ve been playing off and on since 2nd edition). • Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair was the catalyst that cemented my direction. • Made viewers emotional over the fate of an animated flour sack. • I have scars on both knees from two separate bike accidents. • I used to draw in coloring books creating comical and ridiculous scenes --- **Employment and project experience** **Animator/Designer** Lure Digital _September 2019 - Present_ --Character and environment design as well as animation on explainer videos for Invia Robotics **Animator** Parry Gripp _September 2019 - Present_ --Animated music videos for YouTube channel **Animator** Legacy Animation Studios _December 2017 - Present_ --Animator on Dawgtown feature film **Animator/Storyboard Artist** El Grupo Animation Workshop _July 2017 - Present_ --Animated and storyboarded Nosfurratu short film --Animated For A Few Dollars Less short film **Animator** Dr. U Skin and Hair Clinic _July 2019 - September 2019_ --Animated explainer videos/ads for treatment of scalp condition **Animator/Character Designer** Lowbrow Studios _June 2018 - February 2019_ --Animated characters for Annie Award nominated series, Human Kind Of --Provided character designs for Adam Ruins Cops episode of Adam Ruins Everything. --Provided character designs for pilot episode of Tommy Wiseau's Space World on YouTube --- **Qualifications and education** _BS in Media Arts & Animation_ at Art Institute of PittsburghWWWW
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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?

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