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Praveen K. - Best and Realistic Animations

Praveen K.

Best and Realistic Animations

$11.11/hr
0 hours
India
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Praveen did an outstanding job in terms of quality, time and effort. I would strongly recommend him for any type of animation project. Even when I had additional requests after...”
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Illustration
Tryambak C. - 3D Animator | Explainer Video Specialist

Tryambak C.

3D Animator | Explainer Video Specialist

$44.44/hr
82 hours
India
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Tchat separated himself from the pack from the start by reviewing our website, products, selling propositions, etc. He then proposed solutions to our problems before we even decided...”
  • 3D Animation
  • 2D Animation
Diego C. - Animation, Illustration & Design

Diego C.

Animation, Illustration & Design

$36/hr
81 hours
Uruguay
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Working with Diego is a breeze. And that's for reasons I will explain below: Diego is extremely creative, and brings his own valuable input to the work. He is able to quickly...”
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
Agni M. - 3d + Motion Design | Animation | Video Editing

Agni M.

3d + Motion Design | Animation | Video Editing

$38/hr
6 hours
United States
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Agni was great to work with for our product explanation video. She quickly understood what we needed and delivered in an iterative way, so we could always give quick feedback to...”
  • Animation
  • Motion graphics
Jade D. - Animator/illustrator

Jade D.

Animator/illustrator

$14.5/hr
271 hours
United Kingdom
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Great job and hope to work together next week on the next project!”
  • Illustration
  • 2D Animation
Emily S. - 2D Artist

Emily S.

2D Artist

$50/hr
1,039 hours
United States
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Emily was super easy to work with and she busted through this project in less time then estimated. The results were fantastic. Very talented artist and very good estimate of time...”
  • Digital painting
  • 2D Design
Kenneth M. - Motion Graphics Designer

Kenneth M.

Motion Graphics Designer

$72.22/hr
1,800 hours
United States
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Kenneth is great to work with. He worked with very little direction and made some great animations.”
  • Motion graphics
  • Animation
Jon H. - Professional Video Production and Animation Specialist

Jon H.

Professional Video Production and Animation Specialist

$50/hr
811 hours
Australia
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Make no mistake, Jon is an 'A' player in his field of expertise. You are dealing with a genius.”
  • Video production
  • Animation
Robert H. - Expert Instructional Designer /Graphic Designer

Robert H.

Expert Instructional Designer /Graphic Designer

$33.33/hr
787 hours
Mexico
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Bob knows Director very well and was able to complete our project competently and successfully. He delivered as he said he could and didn't make any excuses when he ran into a...”
  • Instructional design
JIJO g. - video editor FCPX 10.2

JIJO g.

video editor FCPX 10.2

$11.11/hr
1,762 hours
India
99% JOB SUCCESS
“Jijo is efficient and works very hard to deliver quality work on time. Definitely will be working with him again in the future.”
  • Video editing
  • 2D Animation
Nikola N. - Marketing Strategy Expert , Video Production Expert

Nikola N.

Marketing Strategy Expert , Video Production Expert

$100/hr
261 hours
Serbia
99% JOB SUCCESS
“Skilled, good quality of work, always available and really cooperative ; it was a pleasure to work with Nikola for our video. You can hire him, you will not be disappointed.”
  • Marketing strategy

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At a Glance: 2D Animation

2D animation involves bringing motion to flat graphics—any movement added to visuals on a website or mobile app that doesn’t involve 3-dimensional animation. Whether you need an educational “explainer” tool like a video or animated infographic, the artistry of 2D animation is a versatile way to bring life to your project. 2D animation requires a mix of skills, from illustration and graphic design to conceptual skills and knowledge of software like Unity 2D, Adobe After Effects, and Autodesk Maya. With skilled animation, your game, video, or visual tool becomes an engaging experience to entertain users, sell a product, tell a story, or educate potential clients.

A 2D animator on Upwork can create your game or turn your idea into an engaging experience that gets your message, business, or brand across clearly and creatively. 2D animators should have well-honed expertise creating 2D animated graphics with an eye for composition, story arcs, dialogue, and effects like silhouettes and lighting—for everything from videos and games to apps and websites.

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