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MoGra Bear
Kharkiv, Shevchenkivs'kyi Distri...

Motion graphic artist, who is bringing to life any things.

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Kharkiv, Shevchenkivs'kyi Distri...

Motion graphic artist, who is bringing to life any things.

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We have over 76 Animators! Twine will help you find the perfect Animator for your project.

Motion graphic artist, who is bringing to life any things.

My passion is to explain complex products and services in a simple and effective way. I work in Adobe After Effects for 9 years. And specialize in 2D animated videos with custom visuals that I create in Adobe Illustrator. So with my help, your video can look and feel however you imagine. I do Scriptwriting, Storyboarding, Designing Animation Sound Design So I can handle your project from an idea to a final 4K video. And you can be sure that you get the required result because all my clients get an UNLIMITED revision on each step. Sorry, but I don't work with very tight deadlines. I am convinced that quality takes time. For example, a custom 90-second 2D explainer video takes me 35-56 working hours to produce. So if you want a 90-second character animation with lot's of scenes and beautiful transitions in 3 days, I'm not the right candidate for your job. In other cases, I'll be glad to bring your project to life.

I am a professional video Director/Editor with a production company in Ukraine called Beam. Beam is an award-winning Kiev based production company which thrives on creating sophisticated animation videos, cartoon, explainer videos & illustrations For over 4 years I've been producing high-quality videos including • 2D Animation • 2D Explainer videos • Facebook/Instagram ads Static and Animated • Motion Graphics • Logo Animation • Video Intro/Outros I love what I do and my creations reflect it! Please contact me today and I will help your craft your next creative project

My name is Valeriy, I'm an animator, motion, and UI designer. Currently working as an animator at Spor&Friends Motion Design Studio. I have more than 5 years of experience in animation and full-cycle video explainers production. I have a lot of experience in animation. Working is a traditional style and cell. My top client’s: SAP, Deloitte, Cutera, Master Card Check my Behance for more -

Hello,my name is Michael. I am a motion designer, animator, illustrator with experienced in visual communications. I am highly motivated and creative, always searching for new ideas and paying close attention to details. I hope we can have a deal!

I'm a freelancer who specializes in animation and graphic design. --- My main degree is in engineering. I devoted 9 years to the study of the design and process of creating aircraft engines and power plants. (Master's degree) But now I'm starting a career in computer graphics. My passion is the revitalizing static 2D objects. --- **Qualifications and education** "graphic and motion design" course in the from the

Blue Carrot studio is THE source for creative storytelling and video marketing solutions. We inject the heart, humor, passion and purpose of brands into animated videos that drive marketing goals. Since opening our doors in 2014, we’ve set our creative video production apart in a global marketplace, thanks to our talents, technologies and a business-minded approach to art. Our portfolio of 200+ stories includes: • Explainer videos • Promo videos • Commercials • Corporate videos • E-learning • Cartoons We tap into numberless visual and animation styles. Let's get in touch! -

As a head of the studio, I believe that animated video is one of the most powerful and efficient marketing tools nowadays. And the videos my team and I produce have already helped many companies all around the world to boost their sales, build strong brands and reach the audience with their ideas. Darvideo Animation Studio — Studio of animated commercials. — We work in animation since 2010 and still go on learning every day. Showreel - Latest works - What is done since 2012: 700+ Projects done 900+ Characters Designed 1500+ Illustrations Drawn 10 000+ Seconds of Video and Cartoons Animated 5 000 000+ Views of our Videos Worldwide Brands we work with: Pioneer, Samsung, ABBYY, Canon, Radisson Blu, UniCredit Group, Huawei, McDonald's, Huggies, AXA, Rolland, Securitas Most of our clients are European and US companies, marketing and digital agencies, as well as animation studios around the world. Our passion is Character Animation and Cartoons. However, we offer a variety of styles and formats for animated commercials and explainer videos. Our team is Creative Director, Producers, CG Artists, Illustrators, 2D, Flash and Character Animators, Motion Designers, Graphic Composers, Project Managers, Sound Man and Music Composer. Based in Kiev. Create Worldwide! Please find and follow us at: FB - Vimeo - Youtube - Behance - Instagram - I and my team are open to discussing your project or new opportunities. Please contact: Yuriy Polyashko Art Director and Producer tel \ whatsup \ viber skype: polyashko

Give an introduction about yourself, who are you, what are your most important skills and what differentiates you from different designers. This is the first thing clients will see. They are often interested in sector experience and knowledge, so please mention it. **Day rate** For example, $300 per day **Employment and project experience** _2017_ - Worked on project X, and at company Acme Co. _2016_ - Worked at **Qualifications and education** _BA in Design_ at your University

VANY | Ivan Ukrajincev Design, identity, web-sites and virtual tours, timelapse. #design #identity #graphicdesign #site #sites #websites #webdevelopment #panorama #timelapse

Everything I know, I learn myself. I like what I do, but improve my skills I like more. I am looking for remote work, but my goal to fiend team or organization where I can get new best experience and implement creative ambitions as motion designer/2D animator, composer or video editor. So that is why I am seeking way and opportunities to collaborate with different people, teams and organizations all over the world. I will be glad to work with you.

I'm a professional 3d Artist generalist. Have more than a ten years experience behind and even more.

Hi! My name is Dariia. I am motion designer. I like 3d animation, characters animation and game animation. I use After Effects, 3ds Max, DragonBones and other. Feel free to contact me at: Good luck! Employment and project experience - 2016 — 2017 - freelancer - 2017 - Working at animation studio Qualifications and education - Bachelor Degree - Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts - win the Art-motion contest

Hi there, My name is Denys. I'm a 24 years old motion graphics designer based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Focused on Motion Graphics, Video Editing, Template Making and Data Animation. Founder at Aquavitae Studio, Elite Author on Videohive (Envato). Working on a producing after effects / premiere pro / final cut & motion 5 templates. You can find our store page here: You can also check my Dribbble and Behance accounts: Behance – Dribbble – Available for a freelance / full time work worldwide, remote or in the office.

Hey guys! I am an artist focused on 2D and 3D animation. I am going through the whole process: storyboarding, voiceover, music, graphic design and animation itself. 🏆 Range of brands and clients (Samsung, McDonald's, Tetramin, Bayer, etc.) 🏆 5 years of experience making animation videos (2D and 3D animation). ✅ High-end 2D Explainers ✅ Instagram and Facebook animations ✅ GIF animations ✅ Web and Lottie animations (JSON, SVG, HTML5) ✅ Explainers for Saas-businesses ✅ Character Design & Animation ✅ Logo Animation ✅ Promos & Intros WHY CHOOSE ME: ✅ 300+ successful projects ✅ High-quality work ✅ Always meet deadlines ✅ Regular Communication ✅ Keep attention to details I will help your animation project run successful!


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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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