Animators for hire in San Francisco, US

Hand picked quality Animators! Twine will find you the perfect Animator for your job.

  • uniE62F

    It's free to get started

  • uniE62F

    Save money whilst ensuring quality

  • uniE62F

    No time wasters, only hand picked animators

Taylor michaels
San Francisco, United States

No Bio

Taylor michaels
San Francisco, United States

No Bio

Our freelancers have worked with

Coca Cola
Star wars

Ready to meet quality Animators?

Your journey starts here. Browse our animators, find out how Twine works, or learn more about what's involved in hiring animators.


Hire a top quality animator

Follow these 3 easy steps to start working with top quality animators.

Tell us what you need
1.Tell us what you need.
Answer a few questions
2.Answer a few questions.
Twine will find the best animators
3.Twine will find the best animators

Get Inspired

The Twine team has put together articles on everything you need to know to hire top quality animators.

Read more >

Get inspired >

Learn about Twine

Access to over 370,000 curated professionals. Vetted, handpicked creative professionals to grow your business.

Save 60-90% on hires. More affordable than working with traditional agencies whilst still maintaining top level quality.

Quality without the cost. Post your project for free so you can hire creative professionals with no risk.

Animators > US > San Francisco

Animators for hire in San Francisco, US

We have over 370,000 creative freelancers! Twine will help you find the perfect Animator for your project.

At my core I am a creative problem-solver. I'm a friendly, balanced, and rounded individual, and I work best in a team. I'm good at listening, understanding, segueing, opposing gracefully, and I excel at brainstorming. My closest friends are people who can riff with me; extrapolating wild and outlandish stories from random observations/situations (we call it pretend-time). I've always been a storyteller. I'm interested in history and technology, and I'm always curious. I'm naturally organized and precise, but chill and laid back too. Besides all of that, I can also draw, design, and animate!

Hello, I’m Sage. A creative director, visual designer and content creator. Simply put, I use design to bring brands to life.

I am a Motion Graphics Designer based in Silicon Valley. I use variety of tools to achieve the results. I specially like abstract art.

I've animated music videos on commission, using after effects, dragon frame, final cut x, and davinci resolve. I typically work on paper with watercolor and oil pastels.

Director / Animator / Artist for video games, TV cartoons, movies. Clients include Disney, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Marvel...

I have worked 7+ years as a designer specializing in motion graphics, illustration, brand strategy, and video production. My experience varies in developing 2D and 3D animated assets for marketing, content, and social media teams across multiple platforms. I have a long time passion for animation, film and design and thrive on creative collaboration with other talented people in the industry. You can view my work at

From concept to production, I collaborate with clients to bring ideas, brands, and narratives to life in the most engaging ways. Specialties: Through the integration of graphic design, animation and filmmaking, I create hand-crafted motion graphics and short films for marketing campaigns and interactive experiences. Fluent in After Effects, Flash, and Cinema 4d. Experienced in all facets of Motion Design, I can drive the creative from creating original frames to delivering final animations.

I'm a freelancer who specializes in Animation from Storyboarding, Character Animation in 3D and Video Editting. Give an introduction about yourself, who are you, what are your most important skills and what differentiates you from other freelancers. 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** **Senior Designer** Acme Co. _January 2017 - March 2017_ **UX Designer** Microsoft Inc. _January 2019 - March 2019_ --- **Qualifications and education** _BA in Design_ at your University

An enthusiastic and creative animator, motion graphics artist and generalist. Capable in 3D software and the Adobe Suite. Passionate about animating in all kinds of medium. Expert level video and sound editing in After effects and premiere. Advanced level skills in After effects including Re:Flex, Particular, Duik etc. **Day rate** $150-$200 per day **Employment and project experience** 2018 - After Effects Animatior, Compositor - Titmouse inc ["Tigtone"- Adult Swim] 2018 - Compositor, Motion Graphics Artist - Duncan Studios ["Mary Poppins Returns"] 2017 - Animator, CG Generalist - Inegnuity Studios [Taylor Swift, Maroon5 Music Videos] **Qualifications and education** Master of Fine Arts - Animation and Visual Effects - Academy of Art University

Hi, I'm a freelance motion designer based in San Francisco. I've been working in the motion design field for over 5 years and finally made the switch to do full-time freelance. Education wise I went to school at Savannah College of Art and Design and majored in Motion Media. I've also had the pleasure of taking the School of Motion online courses and currently enrolled in a few Motion Design School classes. Overall I'm very excited to help you with your next project. Thank you

My professional background is Graphic Design for Digital & Print media. I've worked in-house, at ad agencies and in freelance project settings. I have experience designing and animating graphics across a variety of mediums. I know the Adobe Creative Suite inside and out. I have built an online portfolio, to preview more of my design and motion graphics work visit:

I'm a filmmaker and videographer from Brazil! --- **Videographer** at ONZE. _January 2012 - March 2016_ **Director of Photography** at PANIC STATION _Since January 2017_ --- **Qualifications and education** _BA in GraphicDesign_ at Federal University of Goias


Check out our customer reviews (4.1 average from 3 ratings)

What can our Animators do for you?

Animators can make quality content that will grow your business. See what they can do

How it works

1 Post up your job requirements

2 Twine finds you the perfect match

3 Discuss the job with these freelancers

Customer Stories

I'd definitely recommend Twine. Great service!

Anthony, CEO of BYMYGO


The redesign has taken our brand to the next level

Ed, CEO of Game Sessions


The service is pivotal to any SME looking to hire creatives

Greg, Director of Story Models Modeling Agency


A great quality logo helped me raise even more money

Christine, Director of Vazii - Dashikis for a cause


I can't believe how good quality the logo was!

Nik, Owner of Star Gladiator Personal Training


I'd definitely recommend Twine. Great service!

Anthony, CEO of BYMYGO


The redesign has taken our brand to the next level

Ed, CEO of Game Sessions

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.

Latest Animators posts from the blog:

How much will an animated explainer video cost?

An animated explainer video is a quick, engaging, video that explains and promotes your company, product, or service. They’re a fantastic way to explain what you do in seconds and convert new customer...

Read morechevron-right
Example animation project brief

Are you looking to hire an animator? Visit our freelance marketplace to post up a job and top quality animators will contact you with their rates. The key to getting the animation you want is to make ...

Read morechevron-right
10 Tips on Hiring An Animator

If you’ve got a bit of a budget, hiring a freelance animator can be the perfect solution for your needs. But how do you know who’s the right fit for your project? Here’s our guide on...

Read morechevron-right
View more on the blog chevron-right

Bring your project to life today with a

Get started
The Telegraph
The Drum
Huffington Post