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Mara Liem
Amsterdam, Centrum, Netherlands

Freelance illustrator based in Amsterdam, NL. Creating graphics for the online gaming industry since 2000. Currently seeking commissions and working on illustrations for my series "Rainy Days". Passionate about pattern design, pixel art and vector illustrations, old school analog drawing (paint, charcoal, drypoint etching) and getting my hands dirty. Also happy to connect on (yes, I am on all of them!): - - - - - -

Mara Liem
Amsterdam, Centrum, Netherlands

Freelance illustrator based in Amsterdam, NL. Creating graphics for the online gaming industry since 2000. Currently seeking commissions and working on illustrations for my series "Rainy Days". Passionate about pattern design, pixel art and vector illustrations, old school analog drawing (paint, charcoal, drypoint etching) and getting my hands dirty. Also happy to connect on (yes, I am on all of them!): - - - - - -

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Freelance illustrator based in Amsterdam, NL. Creating graphics for the online gaming industry since 2000. Currently seeking commissions and working on illustrations for my series "Rainy Days". Passionate about pattern design, pixel art and vector illustrations, old school analog drawing (paint, charcoal, drypoint etching) and getting my hands dirty. Also happy to connect on (yes, I am on all of them!): - - - - - -

pixel pakhuys (pakhuys = storehouse) is a place where pixels and vectors meet, mingle, party and get drunk with coloured pencils. It is a space where stories are told and concepts take flight. Hi, I am Daniela and I am a visual storyteller. Everything is a story, and therefore I approach every assignment from a storytelling angle. Matching colour schemes, music, sounds, angles and shapes to fit a story are all means to create a convincing narrative. Being fluent in various applications ranging from Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere,Moho (2D animation) and ZBrush (3D package) allows me to produce complete art solutions. All illustrations can be animated and I also write scripts and develop storyboards. I cannot think of a more wonderful way to spend a day then to immerse myself into the wonderful world of storytelling and translate those into artwork and to get the 'wow, wonderful' response from satisfied clients.

I am an illustrator, artist & animator, currently based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. I specialize in human and animal portraits, as well as 2D animation, music album covers, fashion illustrations, children's book illustrations, and drawings of nature and living spaces. --- Experience: Freelance Illustrator & Graphic Designer at [Dotted Leafs] Jul 2018 – Present (1 yr 11 mos) - Music album cover work: Tizaan Alphonso Music "Feel It", Josh Island "Right Now" - 2D animation for documentary scenes: Nirmala Hessellund - Children Illustration Book "Imeru & The Space Cadets" collaboration with Aliana Almao (to-be-published 2020) - Participated in Pakje Kunst Maastricht 2018 & 2019 - Participated in Wintergloed 2018 & 2019 - Logo/graphic designs for various individual brands, startups, and companies: Curlture, Mushroom Nails, The Advance Medical Technology, Seedztudio, Pte Ltd. and ATO Learning, Pte Ltd. - Independent artist on Etsy Social Media Marketing Manager @ [Artzillions Pte Ltd] Sep 2019 – Present (9 mos) Head of PR and Marketing @ [Maastricht Disrupt] Dec 2018 – Present (1 yr 6 mos) LocationMaastricht Area, Netherlands - Head of PR & Marketing team: creating a marketing strategy, managing online and offline content creation and audience interaction - Co-organizer for Not-A-Design-Conference 2019 @ Cube Design Museum Co-Driver - Marketing & Communications @ [Founders Club] Jan 2019 – Jul 2019 (7mth) - Online marketing: creating content for public awareness, managing social media platforms and interacting with the audience - Speaker Communications: inviting speakers/professionals/tutors to our events and workshops - Event management: creating weekly events, inviting local changemakers, professionals from various fields, as well as start-ups to share their experiences, insights, and invaluable knowledge with our community. - Trip Organizer: assisted in organizing the Founders Club bi-annual startup trip in May 2019 to Milan. Communications and PR @ YOUNG OFFICE [Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht] Sep 2017 – Dec 2018 (1 yr 4 mth) - Project leader for the YOstudio event - Surrealistic Video Party 2018 - Workshop organizer during Musemnacht 2018 at the Bonnefantenmuseum - Workshop organizer at PinkPop 2018 - Online marketing assistant: in charge of Facebook and Instagram content generation and interaction

I have lived in a total of four countries and am currently living in The Netherlands for University. I'm an animator, programmer and computer enthusiast who will get your job done with precision and speed. I have been working with After Effects nearly everyday for the past few years and have learnt programming in middle school. I cam to know a wider range of programming during my years at University. Video Editing // Adobe After Effects I specialise in music embedded animations and informational presentations representing products or ideas. My experience ranges from personal vlogs to energetic ads for companies. Scenes can be rendered in 3D modelling and edited in After Effects. Graphic Design // Adobe Illustrator I almost always use Illustrator with After Effects for an idea canvas and for information / design rich scenes. My style is minimalist and vibrant. 3D Modelling // Blender I use Blender often with After Effects to integrate my 3D animation skills with my video editing. Scenes made with Blender include moving shots of products with a minimal design language. Web design // WordPress I have experience with all aspects of web design and hosting. Give me only a domain name and an idea and I can make it a reality. I use professional completely customisable design language in conjunction with WordPress for fluent use for you even after I finish. Programming I can write programs with Python, Java, C++ as well as some other lesser known languages such as Processing. I can program an Arduino and use its libraries as well as integrate it with another language to communicate. Related projects include a Philips Hue equivalent with Arduino, some AI programming in Python and working with a small team of three to create a 3D game within Unity. Check out more at my website.

I'm a motion graphic designer, video editor, creative director and photographer since 2013. I originally studied computer engineering. I started photography as a hobby and fell in love with it pretty quickly. After a while, I got familiar with the stop motion animation which is kind of a bridge between the two worlds of animation and still photography. Stop motion became my biggest passion and still is to this day. The magic of moving pictures is just as mesmerizing as it was to me years ago. It was also the beginning of getting into animation for me which then led to persuing digital 2D animation. During these years I have worked with a various number of applications which includes: - Adobe After Effects - Dragon Frame - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Lightroom I'm also familiar with Adobe Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro. --- **Employment and project experience** **Freelance Motion Graphic Designer** _July 2019 - January 2020_ **Content Specialist and Stop Motion Designer** _May 2017 - October 2018_ **Social Media Manager** Mihan Market _May 2015 - November 2016_ --- **Qualifications and education** _BA in Computer Engineering at Shahid Beheshti University

I'm a 2D Animator from Amsterdam. I make drawings come to live and crocodiles dance With experience at 4 animation studios and in After effects and TVPaint. Some of my clients include ING, Philips, and TVPaint. --- **Work experience** **Freelance animator** Crown Animation. _January 2019 - present_ **Animator, Compositor** Klomp! Animation. _January 2020_ **Assistant Animator/Illustrator** Johan Klungel _August 2018 - June 2019_ **Animator** Reanimation _February 2019 - May 2019_ **Motion graphic designer** Superbeing Studio _September 2019_ **Influencer 'YoshTea'** YouTube. _October 2013 - present_ --- **Qualifications and education** _Audiovisual design_ at Mediacollege Amsterdam

Hi! I'm Carla, a Caribbean Graphic and Motion Designer living in Amsterdam. Since 2015 I have been a Freelancer and a Full-time worker in Audiovisual Production Companies and Marketing Agencies from the United Kingdom, the United States, and my home country Venezuela. Working on Video editing, Composition, Motion Graphics for: Social Media Ads, Commercials, Music Videos, Youtube Videos, Testimonials, Documentaries, Video Invitations and many more... Link to My Portfolio I'm the Workaholic that's missing in your projects! Don't hesitate to reach out!

I love telling stories, by using the power of moving images. Whether you’re communicating with employees, clients, prospects or external relations, I will make your story a compelling one. I specialize in the production of corporate, commercial and event projects. Ranging from producing documentaries, animating and compositing, 360VR movies, 3d modeling to interactive 3d web simulations, my work is pretty diverse. As an independent contractor, Editude works with with an extensive network of creative professionals. With each project, the team is carefully selected to match the specific job on hand. And we do love a challenge! Please have a look at our work.

I’m Pip, a freelance animator based in Amsterdam, NL. I work mainly in Adobe After Effects and my work focuses around 2D keyframed animation. Since I specialise in character animation, I often use Photoshop, Animate CC or Rough Animator to fold in cel (frame by frame) animation into my workflow. The use of cel allows me to breeze past the physical limitations of flat character animation and create high end, expressive movements and characters that feel alive and relatable. I am a chameleon of styles and always eager to collaborate with illustrators to bring their work to life. I have worked on long form projects such as explainer videos, short films, games and music videos, and short form projects like gifs, logo animations and website animations.

I'm a versatile animation-filmmaker from the Netherlands, currently living abroad. Up till now I’ve been working on a variety of international animation-projects, independent shorts, commercials and television-series for which I’ve had the roll of animator, director, storyboard-artist or designer. Among those are known brands like Google, Lego and Tommy Hilfiger. As well as just cool projects with cool people Give an introduction about yourself, who are you, what are your most important skills and what differentiates you from other filmmakers. This is the first thing clients will see. They are often interested in sector experience and knowledge, so please mention it. --- **Employment and project experience** "I've made over five hours of broadcasted footage over the years using different techniques. Most of the time I tailor a custom cv with examples whom are relevant to the project." --- **Qualifications and education** _BA in Image & Media Technology at Utrecht School of Arts


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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?

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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