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Peter Caires
London, United Kingdom

I'm a freelance animation director from London with five years of experience. My films have been watched by millions online, with clients including BBC ideas and The School of Life. I make GIFS and music videos too, so consider hiring me for your project! **** --- **Qualifications and education** BA in Animation at Westminster University MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art

Peter Caires
London, United Kingdom

I'm a freelance animation director from London with five years of experience. My films have been watched by millions online, with clients including BBC ideas and The School of Life. I make GIFS and music videos too, so consider hiring me for your project! **** --- **Qualifications and education** BA in Animation at Westminster University MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art

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Animators for hire in London, UK

We have over 131 Animators in London, UK! Twine will help you find the perfect Animator for your project.

I'm a freelance animation director from London with five years of experience. My films have been watched by millions online, with clients including BBC ideas and The School of Life. I make GIFS and music videos too, so consider hiring me for your project! **** --- **Qualifications and education** BA in Animation at Westminster University MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art

I have over 15 years of experience in 2D and 3D animation, 12 of them as a freelancer running my own business. My strengths include compositing and VFX, 3D animation, and motion design. Currently shifting my focus into motion design and 2D animation. Recently founded Plunk Ltd in the UK. I have worked on over 500 projects, for clients around the United Kingdom, the United States, Lebanon, and the Arab Gulf (Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia). Clients include Pepsi, Google, KFC, Etihad Airlines, Amazon, Toyota, Volkswagen, Cadillac, and more. I can offer consultancy in addition to my motion design services. I am able to conceptualize and execute brief from start to end product. I am able to lead a design team, and have done so on several projects throughout my career. I have acted as art director on several projects, and as visual effects supervisor on many more. Looking for the next project to sink my teeth into, and enhance my skills/up my game. I am constantly learning how to be better, it's never enough. Software is mentioned but 3D MAX is not an option listed, so I am an Expert with that and V-Ray. Experience: Plunk (Freelancer) Motion Designer and 3D Generalist Nov 2007-Present Cutting Edge Post Production VFX Artist and 3D Animator Nov 2004-Nov 2007 Education: BA(HONS) Computer Games Design - Teesside University- Class of 2004

I'm Ash, a Freelance 2D/3D Motion Graphics Designer based in London & Surrey, UK. Originally employed in print and production following an education in typographic design and having worked at agencies both large and small, I developed a wide range of skills working across numerous areas of design. As the industry evolved and shifted towards digital design I adapted my skills to suit with a focus on motion graphics. I have developed a varied skill set using Adobe Creative Cloud, whilst specialising in After Effects and Cinema 4D, along with a wide range of plug-ins including Redshift, Octane, X-Particles and Red Giants Trapcode Suite. I also have many years of experience using Photoshop to carry out image retouching and a wealth of knowledge using Illustrator and InDesign. Always keeping up-to-date with the latest technology, I am well-versed in using Mac and PC.

I am a passionate, creative and professional graphics designer having 7 + years experience. l always handle great design to my clients and do my best to satisfy all the requirements. If you would like high quality work with a fast turn around, contact me. You won't be disappointed, because I'm not done until my client is 100% satisfied. This is my portfolio, please take a look at it: Best wishes, Naseeb

I'm a Freelance Motion Designer and Illustrator based around London. This is my website: Here is my Showreel: I have 5 years of experience as a Graphic Designer and 2 years in Motion Design. Daily rate: £300

Hi I’m Adam, a 2D/3D Motion Designer and Animator with 6+ years experience ▶︎ Skills in ▶︎ 2D Character Animation • Explainer videos • 3D Motion Graphics • Product Viz • Commericals • VFX • I was born and raised in Birmingham and have carved a career as an experienced motion graphic designer. I started small in Bournemouth then moved to London for a faster pace of life. Whilst dragging the accent along with me. Over the years I have created commercials, animated digital content and packaging/ POS displays. Working for both big named brands and startups. My restless nature has led me onto 2D/3D motion graphics. Bringing products and services to life using Adobe CC and Cinema 4D. My work is led by design and narrative. I can take a project from initial design concepts to delivery, on my own or with a team. My focus is 2D character animation and 3D motion graphics. Creating content for broadcast, live events, online campaigns and advertising. Software knowledge and other skills: Adobe Creative Cloud Cinema 4D Arnold renderer Hand Drawing Idea Generation Please get in touch if you have an exciting project that you want to discuss further. I hope to work with you. Thanks, Adam

My name is Pete, I’m a freelance animator and motion graphics artist from the little island of Jersey, UK. I founded PTF Motion in 2018 and I specialise in 2D animation. I work largely within Adobe After Effects building a wide variety of projects. I enjoy creating mixed media projects using a wide variety of software in both 2D and 3D. I love working with other creative minds and am available to collaborate globally.

My name is Ngandu Tshimanga, a multi-disciplined artist currently residing in London. I have worked in the entertainment industry since 2014. Presently working as an freelancer I had the opportunity to work on a number of projects from concept art and visual development for game development to storyboarding and developing stills for films and animations, illustrative visual assets for card games and more. These experiences assisted in discovering new skills and expanding my knowledge and creative approaches to both technical and practical issues, as well as new ways of improving and expanding current skill set. This cultivated a positive learning atmosphere through effective collaboration with other talented creatives, clients and studios. Available for contract work, full- time or any commission based work. Feel free to contact me at:

Hello everybody I'm Orhan. I have been serving in the field of visual fx since 2009. I worked with many global brand Mercedes-Benz, Mastercard, Unilever, Experian, Earnst&Young, Vodafone etc. I was involved in dozens of professional advertising and film projects. I'm actively freelance working at Envato right now. I also teach "after effects" for students. I know "after effects" on advanced level. Check out my Portfolio:

Hi, I'm a motion designer animator and co-founder of Astrofaro. I really enjoy working with talented people and being apart of a team whilst achieving great results within a short space of time. All the while, I am ​creative, quick thinking, hard working individual, who is suitable for all different kinds of projects. I've worked as a motion graphics artist at H-57 Creative Station in Milan and as a visual effects junior compositor at Milk VFX. I've been freelancing in London since 2016.

Hi, I’m Frangi I’m a London based 2D animator and illustrator. I grew up in Taiwan with western influence from half of my family, and traditional Taiwanese culture on the other, along with being surrounded by manga and anime throughout my childhood. I am very inspired by these cultures, which I like to merge together in my work, creating new art forms. Contact me for any work queries or just to say hello :) email - website - Instagram -

Hello, I work as a freelance video editor and videographer within television production, including documentaries, music video and film. Also learned how to make electronic music in Pro logic during lockdown, check out Soundcloud here for examples:

I’m a 4 year experienced computer animator, graphic and character designer. I have 11 years of experience in creative writing and I write the scripts and draw the storyboard for my projects. Although I’m an individual artist I have 5 years of experience in team work, including online communication. Given a simple but original idea I can make an unusual plot and characters. I’m also a former percussionist, I played on marimba, xylophone and vibraphone for 6 years, but after choosing my profession I had to keep my ambition for music as a hobby. My first achievement in prose writing was when I won Main Award for the nomination Prose at the 1st National Festival of Children's Compositions held in Yerevan, Armenia. Then I went to Manana Youth Educational Cultural Center (journalism, photography, film production and computer animation sections) for 3 years. In that period my essays were published in several Armenian newspapers and magazines. In 2014 I published my 1st literary book "Beginning, Ending, Repetition" (novella). At this moment I’m editing my novel Red which is the continuation of my first book. My first independent work was one minute long animation named “Yerevan Ravens”, I used Adobe Photoshop (to draw characters and backgrounds) and Adobe After Effects (for animation and special effects). My first steps in animation got me to another project Jeunesse en action, which took part in Massat, France (August 2010). Gathered there with Armenians, French, Italian and Serbian groups we made lots of stop motion animations improvising the script on the scene. Our most important project was a mix of 4 national fairy tales, we wrote the script, drew characters and backgrounds and animated it together. After returning from France I entered high school and I got a position of junior jury at Reanimania International Animation film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan (September 2010). I was a volunteer and a student at Kassart 2d studio (July-December 2011) and at Monkey studio as a 3d modeler (February-November 2012). Then I made a 10 minutes long short animated film named “Three Palm Trees” (May 2012). It’s based on M. Lermontov’s poem and Al. Spendiaryan’s symphonic picture by the same name. It’s being shown at Spendiarian’s museum till this day and it’s been shown at the 9th European Animated Film Festival Balkanima 2012 (Serbia) in “The best student film” program (October 2010). In September 2013 I entered to Yerevan state academy of fine arts (Department of Graphic Arts/ Printing Technology/ Book Illustration). During my first year I was a volunteer (2014 February-May) in the UN Department of Public Information Yerevan Office (worked in the "See You!" animation film production team: script, music, sound and video editing, computer animation). In 2014 December I joined with former UN volunteers and created the Orbeli production. It is a new-age digital animation studio dedicated to the creation of ground-breaking original content and high-end computer generated graphics and animation. We made the advertisement for AM law firm (December 2015). We also made a platform videogame named Mult-game (about time travel portals) with assistance of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Orbeli production team participated in the Speak Standards competition (August 2015) and won the second place for an animated advertisement. The production team also made the tutorial Angle Basics (Armenian version) for Khan Academy (September 2015). My next project (December 2015) where I was the lead director is a 2d short animated film “The Weirdos”. I made it with my assistant Anush Ropique and 3 voice actors.

Hello, my name is Fiorella Spitzer and I graduated as an Animator from the Budapest Metropolitan University in 2019. Since the beginning of my university studies, I’ve focused on channeling my talent and creativity into meaningful and powerful results. I take pride in the work I do, as well as the strong relationships I’ve built with clients and colleagues. I firmly believe in working hard, working together and having fun along the way. **Director** Personal Project - BARDO _2019_ **BARDO Official Selections** Athens Animfest Student Competition _2020_ Cartoon Club International Festival of Animation Cinema Sig. Rossi Award Finalist _2020_ World Festival of Animated Film Varna Student Competition _2020_ Chaniartoon _2020_ **Animator** Balfilm Kft. - Castaways animated series _June 2017 - August 2017_ Libri Könyvkiadó Kft. - Péter Gárdos' booktrailer _September 2019 - January 2020_ Dir. Zsófia Csánki - Calliope _March 2020 - May 2020_ **Storyboarder** Budapest Film Academy - The Last of the Ushers _October 2019 - December 2019_ **Qualifications and education** BA in Animation, Budapest Metropolitan University _2016-2019_ MA in Animation, Budapest Metropolitan University -_Ongoing_

I am a freelance film editor and l love what l do. l have a passion for animation, editing, crafting and illustrations. I have a BA Degree in Animation and l would like to put that degree in use and create work for my clients. I am a relaxed mellowed individual with great communication skills, l love to have a laugh as l love seeing people smile. I am dedicated to my job and I love working hard while having fun!

I'm a freelancer who Experienced VFX supervisor who has been working as a Senior Compositor, 3D Generalist, and motion graphic artist for the past 10 years. I have been working at the top VFX and TV commercial studios. Ther are some of the brands which I worked in their commercials: Samsung, LG, Bic, MTN Irancell, Danet and ...


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How To Hire An Animator in London, UK

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 London, UK?

Animation rates vary significantly from project-to-project in London, UK.

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 London, UK?

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 London, UK 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 London, UK 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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