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Periscope Studios
Manchester, United Kingdom

We create award-winning but cost effective 2D & 3D animation, design and illustration.

Periscope Studios
Manchester, United Kingdom

We create award-winning but cost effective 2D & 3D animation, design and illustration.

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Animators > GB > Manchester

Animators for hire in Manchester, GB

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We create award-winning but cost effective 2D & 3D animation, design and illustration.

Bio: Bearded Fellows makes Award Winning Video and Animation content that connects brands with their audience. We are a strategic partner to our clients, immersing ourselves in their businesses and bringing value through the realisation of great ideas with powerful video and animation content. The Bearded Fellows Approach Need Necessity is the mother of invention. We don’t create for the sake of creation; we look at your business as you would. Proactive, strategic partners, we tap into the challenges and needs that drive your business. Creative Any campaign worth its salt has a story, but every story starts somewhere. Our focus on need and research fosters powerful, engaging concepts that solve problems. We give purpose to innovation. Strategy We always look at the bigger picture, and help you do the same. Our fellows can plug in the right experts to create and deliver a campaign strategy. We’ll even oversee it, if you ask nicely. Lean We don’t like goodbyes, because our well of ideas is bottomless. As strategic partners, we always keep one eye on the horizon of your next campaign. By analysing the results of one video, we take those insights onto the next.

Hi, I am a freelance motion designer with over eight years of experience. I am at home with all aspects of the creative process, from concept to storyboarding and building assets through to final animation. I am used to working closely with creative directors to implement their vision, although I am equally comfortable planning and devising a creative workflow on my own. My contact details: Portfolio:

I have been working within the industry for 5 years now. Working in-house for a large multi-national corporation as well as studios with only 5 employees. I work in After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop. I have basic knowledge of Cinema4D. **Day rate** £200-£250 per day **Employment** • Freelance ~ Oct 2018 > Present • Flow Creative ~ June 2018 > Oct 2018 • Rabble Post ~ Jan 2017 > June 2018 • Bark&Bite ~ Sept 2013 > Aug 2016 • ~ Sept 2013 - Aug 2016

2D Motion graphics is my schtick! Get in touch for all of your infographics, explainer videos, glorified slideshows or overlaid graphics for your edit. Cheers! #animation #2d #freelance #motion #graphics #infographic #explainer #aftereffects #after #effects #animator #hashtag #banana

Started animating on children's TV series, and now helps business and brands be better understood through the power of animation! I have a studio space for stop motion projects where i can bring actual products to life, and I also create 2D animations with characters and motion graphics.

Designer, Animator, Crafter and Mum rolled into one! #Graphicdesign, #artwork, #logodesign, #LPdesign, #albumcoverdesign

HELLO, WE ARE GGRY DESIGN We have a passion for creating beautiful, high quality animation. We’re happy to work for anyone, no matter the industry. Our clients all have one thing in common, they want to convert viewers into customers, and that’s where we specialise. You can see all our work over at

Greetings! My name is Devon Short and I'm a recent graduate from LAU with a first in BA Animation. I am an Animator, Illustrator and all round creative. I specialised in 2D hand drawn animation and background design, with a passion for character animation and fluid graphics. I'm a very fast worker and am comfortable working in a wide range of styles to suit any project you might have. Hope to hear from you soon!

Kilogramme is a design lead animation company based in Manchester. Since 2005 we have been producing award winning 2D and 3D animation for a range of clients. Past clients include: CBBC, CITV, Kaspersky, Turkish Airlines, Ben and Jerry's and Disney.

Originally from Spain but currently based in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, I work as a multi- disciplinary creative in animation, illustration, art direction, motion graphics and video production. My expertise can be seen on TV, in advertising and in video clips.

I’m a freelance multidisciplinary designer with a focus on digital, motion and illustration. I've 15 years industry experience, and during that time, I’ve worked for numerous agencies across a broad range of sectors, including finance, education, retail and sports. My last permanent position was Senior Digital Designer at Delineo where I helped the agency win the 2016 RAR Digital Award for Online Creative, 40 - 99 Staff and the 2013 Episerver Associate Partner of the Year. I made the move to self-employment back in 2016, and so far it’s been a really positive experience, gaining my own clients and working with some top agencies like BJL, First Internet, Havas Lynx, MC2, M-Four and Pixel Inspiration.

I have been a freelance illustrator and animator for four years I have various experience with lots of media and software. I can create great projects with a appropriate timescale and always deliver professional service. I am passionate about creating work to a high standard.

I’m a proud Northumbrian living in Manchester. I've been freelance for 2 years, prior to which I was Head of Post-Production at a Leeds based production company for 5 years. Making stuff move and animations look awesome is what I do best. Geeking out in After Effects along with travelling, American Football and suppin’ the finest ales are my passions. Client name drop: Team GB, The National Lottery, Adidas, Nintendo, Craghoppers, Newman’s Own, Papa John’s, Reebok Types of content: Brand Animations, TV Commercials, Social Gifs, Documentaries, Product Videos

Showreel I am an Art director / Motion designer. I feel inspired by abstract shapes and experimental processes. I love to be involved at the beginning of projects, preparing mood boards, style frames, and many other assets to help clients pinpoint what they want. My perfect project is one that can bring a meaningful impact or just establish a new challenge for my skills. I love problem-solving! Previous experience in Video editing. Scriptwriting and production. _ Video and Photo: Editing and post-production of documentaries, news, advertising, and other media formats. After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, NukeX, Premiere... _ Design: Titles, style frames mood boards. Illustrator and Photoshop _ Writing skills: Creative Writing Course (Fuentetaja), knowledge of writing news, advertising and content development (copy) --- Here is my credit list where you can find more information about the specific jobs I was doing for the past few years:

CG Generalist Currently Available for Work Hello my name is Bethany Smallman. I graduated from the University of Bolton in July 2015, achieving a 1st class honours degree in VFX Film and TV. September 2016 - Visual Effects for an independent film entitled 'The Button Bashers' (2017) in collaboration with Elerby Studios. August 2016 - Short term freelance position at Space Digital working on animation. March 2016 - Freelance CG Generalist at Gelato Visual Effects, Manchester working on a WW2 documentary. Responsible for producing VFX assets of militaria, buildings & environments. This involved high/low poly modelling & texturing using Maya, Zbrush, 3D Coat, Photoshop, Quixel Suite & XNormal. I have a good understanding/knowledge of Asura game engine (Sniper Elite). Production Assistant for Elerby Studios in Bolton. Duties include Stills photography, Camera/Boom Operator & Runner. I have assisted on a number of projects including music videos, showreels, short film, flash mob. I produced the visual effects for their award winning film 'Charlie and Me'​ (2015). Please find below the link to the 'Charlie and Me' trailer and IMDB page. In summer 2015, I obtained a work placement with video production company Edit19 in Manchester where I carried out Runners duties but also Rotoscope work for an advertisement they were creating. Good understanding/knowledge of: - - VRay - Mudbox - Premiere Pro - NukeX - Mari - Maya - ZBrush - PFTrack - 3D Coat - Photoshop On going knowledge/experience: - - Quixel DDO - Marvelous Designer - 3DS Max - Qubicle I am a hard working, reliable & ambitious individual who can work well individually and as part of team, have excellent time management skills & strong work ethic. I am hoping to gain as much experience as possible, with a view to becoming a VFX Supervisor in the future. Looking for full-time employment or freelance work. Contact: - Email: Phone: 07794 342420


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How To Hire An Animator in Manchester, 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 Manchester, GB?

Animation rates vary significantly from project-to-project in Manchester, 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 Manchester, 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 Manchester, 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 Manchester, 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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