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Ivan P. - 3D Designer

Ivan P.

3D Designer

$10/hr
2 hours
Bulgaria
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Great to work with Ivan again. Ivan is very patient and easy to work with. Great job!!”
  • 3D Design
  • 3D Modeling
Anthony M. - Data Entry Professional

Anthony M.

Data Entry Professional

$5.56/hr
580 hours
Philippines
100% JOB SUCCESS
  • Computer Assembly
April D. - Digital Image Editing, Print & Web Design

April D.

Digital Image Editing, Print & Web Design

$35/hr
286 hours
United States
100% JOB SUCCESS
  • Graphic design
  • Web design
Timothy H. - Instructional Designer

Timothy H.

Instructional Designer

$60/hr
94 hours
United States
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Tim was great to work with as always! Does good work, is willing to submit revisions, and made sure we got everything handled to spec!”
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Camtasia
Mark F. - Graphic Designer

Mark F.

Graphic Designer

$75/hr
14 hours
United States
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Mark started my job immediately and understood the scope of work. He completed the contract ahead of schedule with only one revision that only took him a few minutes to deliver...”
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Muse
Gaspar S. - Profesional Ilustrator

Gaspar S.

Profesional Ilustrator

$15/hr
24 hours
Argentina
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Gaspar is an outstanding artist and excellent to work with. He is patient and transparent in communication, and really goes the extra mile to get a great result for the project.”
  • Digital painting
  • Comic Art
Roman S. - Professional Mobile UI/UX Designer.

Roman S.

Professional Mobile UI/UX Designer.

$38/hr
154 hours
Ukraine
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Roman was a pleasure to work with. He produced high quality work on schedule for a reasonable price. He was easy to get in touch with and took feedback well. I highly recommend...”
  • Mobile UI Design
Anshul K. - Android Application Developer

Anshul K.

Android Application Developer

$30/hr
529 hours
India
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Anshul is becoming a great asset to our team. From small bug fixes to enterprise level projects, he has the knowledge, insight and cooperation to get the job done right. And if...”
  • Android App Development
Aaron S. - 3D/2D Biomedical Artist/Animator

Aaron S.

3D/2D Biomedical Artist/Animator

$25/hr
1 hours
United States
100% JOB SUCCESS
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Adobe Flash
Victor B. - Retoucher / Graphic Designer

Victor B.

Retoucher / Graphic Designer

$55/hr
990 hours
Czech Republic
100% JOB SUCCESS
“A+ work as usual. Will continue working with Victor.”
  • Adobe Photoshop
Yurii M. - Mechanical Engineer, Drafter

Yurii M.

Mechanical Engineer, Drafter

$22.22/hr
114 hours
Ukraine
100% JOB SUCCESS
“Great job!”
  • Mechanical Engineering

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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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