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Isaias B.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Generative Design
  • Grasshopper 3D
  • 3D Printing
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Architectural Rendering
  • 3D Rendering
  • Software Architecture & Design
  • Jewelry Design
  • Rhinoceros 3D

I am a Mexican emergent Generative Architect, Pioneer in my country. My most recent projects are focused on generative architecture, parametric furniture design, product design and arts. I use a master combination of Rhino 7-grasshopper - Zbrush - Fusion 360 etc... in order to model fantastic things and even create construction plans and manuals.

Puron R.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Character Animation
  • Character Design
  • 3D Rigging
  • 3D Texturing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Blender
  • Game Design
  • Game Asset
  • Game Art
  • Custom Animation
  • Character
  • 3D Sculpting

Hello! I am a 3D Artist with a passion for Character modeling. I specialize in modeling and animation. I have three years of experience in this field. I create realistic, stylized, and conceptual 3D characters and models for games and advertisement purposes. I define myself as creative, adaptive, motivated, confident ​, but all in all, ​a very down-to-earth person.​ List of my skills and expertise- - Character Modeling (For games and Animations) - Asset Modeling - Retopology - Rigging (Humanoid and Animals) - Texturing - Animation - Lighting - FX - Environment Design Softwares I use- - Blender - After Effects - Photoshop

Diane Marie M.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Video Editing
  • 2D Animation
  • Whiteboard Animation
  • Sony Vegas
  • VideoScribe
  • Vyond
  • Animaker
  • Powtoon
  • Explainer Video
  • Animated Explainer
  • Video Animation
  • Testimonial Video
  • Doodle
  • Advertisement

WHY WORK WITH ME? ✔️ Top Rated Freelancer ✔ 100% Job Success ✔ 300+ Total Jobs completed ✔ 3000+ Total Hours worked ✔ 8+ years of experience in Video Post-Production and 2D Animation ✔ 1000+ Highly-satisfied clients VIDEO EDITING/POST-PRODUCTION (Sony Vegas Pro / Adobe Premiere Pro) - Cutting, transitioning, visual effects - Chroma keying (Green screen editing) - Testimonial / Interview videos - Promotional videos - Motivational videos VIDEO ANIMATION (Explainer videos) - 2D animation (GoAnimate / Vyond, Powtoon, Animaker, Explaindio, Toonly, Doodly) - Whiteboard animation (Sparkol VideoScribe, Doodly) - Motion graphics (Adobe After...

Rohit M.
$95/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Web Design
  • Website Development
  • Web Application
  • Ecommerce Website
  • Responsive Design
  • Website Optimization
  • WordPress Plugin
  • UX & UI
  • Graphic Design
  • UI Graphics
  • WordPress
  • Shopify
  • WooCommerce
  • Shopify Theme

I Prefer working by *Invitation Basis* Short Intro Video: 📺💯youtu.be/f-OK05c9EoE📺💯 ✅TOP RATED PLUS 🏆 ✅75% of my previous clients from UpWork are Long Term Contracts ✅200k+ Earnings last 12 Months on UpWork. Are you looking to Design a Website that will Wow your Website Visitors? Do you want someone who wants to build a LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP? Every client has a unique story and we're here to LISTEN and solve your Problems! My name is Rohit. I am a highly passionate and energetic Full Stack Developer and designer; my team and I have have delivered Enterprise solutions for Fortune 500 companies in US. We pride ourselves in our...

Martin E.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • 2D Animation
  • Character Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Motion Graphics & Visual Effects
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Maxon Cinema 4D
  • 3D Animation
  • Vector Graphic

I'm a professional 2D motion graphics animator and designer who has successfully been working within the advertisement industry for many years. I've worked on hundreds of animation projects and am currently the Head of Animation Production for Meantime Media. Whilst I specialise in 2D motion graphics, I also have skills in using 3D animation software, as well as special effects and editing. I am also in charge of writing scripts and storyboards for animation projects, so I have extensive experience in handling projects from start to finish. Feel free to visit the Meantime Media website to see some of the projects I have been a part of....

Enrhiya D.
$29/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • 2D Animation
  • Drawing
  • Digital Painting
  • Storyboarding
  • Manga
  • Anime
  • 2D Design
  • Character Design
  • Comic Art
  • Digital Art

【Invites are answered on Sundays GMT+8】 "A blank canvas is a universe where you create stories and worlds with the tip of your fingers." Would you like your stories and projects to be brought to life? Greetings, I am En and I am an artist who specializes in designing characters, drawing comics, and worldbuilding. The work I make is produced with PaintTool SAI 2, Live2D, and Sony Vegas Pro- ranging from comics, animations, and backgrounds. My expertise and experience include: ⚘ Character Design ⚘ Concept Art ⚘ Live2D Animation ⚘ Art Rigging ⚘ Writing/Ghost Writing ⚘ Game Assets (Rocks, Flora, Creatures, Monsters and various background...

Steven R.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Design
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Autodesk Maya
  • SolidWorks
  • Augmented Reality
  • Scientific Research
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Trade Show Exhibition Design
  • Prototyping
  • Animated Environment
  • Character Design
  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Rendering

I have been producing graphic art, 3D animation, interactive 3D, VR, special effects and video editing for over a decade. To date, my work has appeared on Nat Geo Live, PBS, CNN Headline News and many other venues. In addition to character animation (2D/3D), I produce patent visuals (utility and design drawings), mechanical engineering simulations, forensic animations, architectural presentations, trade show exhibit designs and molecular biological animations. Many times, the above content is incorporated into eLearning applications, which I produce using programs such as Adobe Captivate or Articulate. In addition to my career in...

Sant R.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • 2D Animation
  • 2D Design
  • Lottie
  • Character Animation
  • Explainer Video
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Video Editing
  • Digital Illustration
  • Icon Design
  • Video Animation
  • Custom Animation
  • UI Animation
  • Traditional Animation
  • Storyboarding

Adobe Illustrator + After Effects animator Lottie Files animator and Multimedia designer/Illustrator Explainer videos, Corporate Videos, Educational videos, Storyboard creation and concept development, Character concept and design development, 2D icon design, Illustration and animation. -2D animation -Lottie animation expert -Gif and icon animation -From Script to Storyboard development -Concept design and development -100% Custom designs and Illustrations -Character development, design and animation 10+ years experience as an animation professional, send me a message to discuss your project. Fluent English, Portuguese & Italian -...

Spencer F.
$65/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • 3D Modeling
  • Computer Animation
  • Architectural Rendering
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • 3D Design
  • 3D Sculpting
  • 3D Rendering
  • 3D Visualization
  • Autodesk 3D Studio Max
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Architectural Design

I am a highly detailed oriented 3D artist that excels in all aspects of the 3D space. I have been providing high-end 3D renderings since 2012, ranging from Feature Films such as Alien Covenant, Tarzan, King Arthur-Legend of the sword, Geostorm, and Mougli, all the way to architectural visualizations for home builders and furniture companies. I now reside in the Aerospace industry, where I provide high-end visualization and design for customers looking to purchase executive jets. If you need high-end visuals to drive your dream to fruition, I am the artist for you.

Yaroslav D.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • 2D Illustration
  • Cartoon Character
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Flash
  • 2D Art
  • 2D Game Art
  • Concept Artistry
  • 2D Animation
  • Cartoon Art
  • Adobe Animate
  • Spine

Hi! My name is Yaroslav. I am 2d artist and animator. I create colorful artworks and illustrations for (2D, casual) games. I am working as game art designer for more than eight years. My main specialty is 2D art for portal games ranging from concept art initial sketches to interface design. I can also make animations like sprite sheets in Adobe Animate and bone Spine animations. Ready for any cooperation offers)

Bowen W.
$65/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • 3D Modeling
  • Autodesk
  • Autodesk Architecture
  • Architectural Design
  • 3D Rendering
  • SketchUp
  • Rhinoceros 3D
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Design Thinking
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Autodesk AutoCAD

I am a young licensed architect with excellent skills in design, document and render using AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, Rhino, Vray, Enscape and Adobe Creative Suite. Strong arts and design professional with a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.).

Anna M.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Infographic
  • Flyer Design
  • Vector Graphic
  • Print Design
  • Icon Design
  • Illustration
  • White Paper
  • PDF
  • Storyboard
  • Layout Design
  • White Paper Design
  • Corporate Style
  • Website Asset
  • Data Visualization

Would you like to get an original set of illustrations? Do you need a graphic design for your project? You will reach your audience with my visualization that works, and it will be on time. I am an illustrator and graphic designer with over seven years of experience. Welcome to review my profile. My works are in a wide range of industries, such as business and finance, education, skincare, psychology, etc. I create illustrations for websites, blogs, animated videos, and have strong graphic design skills - I make whitepapers for an Anylogic company. I adore showing a deep sense of my illustrations and always evolve into professional...

Vladan K.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Video Post-Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Video Ripping
  • Video Conversion
  • Motion Graphics
  • Audio Editing
  • Visual Effects
  • Video Production

Welcome to my profile. You need a video editor? But am I right editor for you? Maybe. Here are some key points to help with your decision. 10 years of experience in motion graphics and video editing, made me interact with a lot of types of people, costumers and tasks but so far I succeeded to find the same language and finally achieve the goal by making both sides more than satisfied. My number one priority is 100% content client. My skills in Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop and the rest of Adobe Creative Suite software makes me a good fit for any kind of project involving: -Motion Graphics -2D Animation -Video Post Editing...

Rodetyo P.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • User Interface Design
  • Keynote
  • 2D Animation
  • UI Graphics
  • Lottie
  • Animated GIF
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Video Editing
  • UI Animation
  • UI/UX Prototyping

Experienced as: - Motion designer (Animation, Motion graphics, GIF Animations, Lottie/Bodymovin) - Graphic designer (UI Mobile and Web, Logo design, Corporate, Branding) - Ads designer (Facebook Ads, Digital banner Ads, Video Ads) - Illustrator (Icons, Illustrations for animation) I could guarantee: - Fast and reliable communication; - Careful listening to your instructions and task changes; - Ability to meet deadlines; - Uniqueness and creativity when it's necessary, as I believe these factors are crucial for any type of work. I love what I do and I hope my creations reflect it!

Alberto H.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • 2D Animation
  • Stop Motion
  • GIF
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Stop-Motion Animation
  • Video Editing
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Cutout Animation
  • Animated GIF
  • Product Photography
  • Logo Animation
  • Flipbook Animation
  • Storyboarding

I am a stop motion animator with 6 years of experience working with clients from different countries on all sorts of custom made animated projects. From music videos, TV segments and social media advertising, all made from scratch. No templates, all made tailored specifically for your project. I take care all the stages of the production of animation (script, storyboard, creation of background and characters, animation, editing/compositing)Providing you with the files ready to use for social media in HD and 4K quality. Looking forward to meeting you and working together!

Vira M.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • 2D Animation
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Toon Boom Studio
  • Character Animation
  • Character Design
  • Storyboarding
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Illustration

I have over 6 years of professional experience as an illustrator and animator for various advertising companies and clients from different countries. I am experienced in conceptualizing, storyboarding, and producing videos from concept to final edit. Please take a look at my previous work in my Portfolio and contact me about how we can work together. ---SERVICES PROVIDED--- ◘ Storyboard, illustrations and animation/video for a product or services; ◘ Complex illustrations vector and raster (backgrounds, characters, props etc); ◘ 2D animation (explanatory, animated logo, character animation); ◘ Motion graphics (Kinetic typography, lower...

Aga A.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • 3D Rendering
  • 3D Modeling
  • Video Post-Editing
  • Indonesian
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Video Editing
  • Blender

3d Animator / Video Editor Hi, my name is Aga from Indonesia. I love watching movies, especially animation movies. Because of that, I learn how to create my own animation movies. I have 9 years of experience as a 3d animator, video editor, and augmented reality developer. I have done quite a lot of creative production, especially animation. I'm doing animation, modeling, and rigging. I also work on video editing for movies and ads. I can work based on your need for creative production. I would love to help you take your video to a better visual! I work quickly and efficiently, and I am affordable too. Please feel free to negotiate with...

Olena T.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Lottie
  • Adobe After Effects
  • JSON
  • Motion Graphics
  • 2D Animation
  • Motion Design
  • Animated GIF
  • Character Animation
  • Vector Graphic
  • Illustration
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • 2D Illustration
  • Vector Art
  • SVG

I create a custom illustration for your animation and breathe life into it. I specialize in Lottie / GIF animations and can find a unique style of characters and scenes that are perfect for you. It makes your landing page, website, blog, or mobile app personalized. The digital illustration will help present your project and increase its recognition. I can offer how to solve your problem visually and make illustration/animation suits you. Services: ▸ Vector illustration (onboarding illustration or hero image for a website, an app, or a blog) ▸ Lottie animation (JSON file format / Bodymovin extension) for web, iOS, Android ▸ GIF animation ▸...

Milos N.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • VFX Animation
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Art Direction
  • 3D Animation
  • Architecture

Experienced motion designer with skills in computer animation, film making and post production. I have Bachelor's Degree in Audio and Video Technologies, and a lot of experience with wide variety of clients and different types of projects.

Aaron B.
$120/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Flash Animation
  • Moho
  • Comic Writing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Storyboarding
  • Story Editing
  • 2D Animation
  • Computer Animation
  • Character Design
  • Motion Graphics

I've been creating animations and interactive content for 20 years for clients including Pixar, DreamWorks, Disney, Sony, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., LEGO, PBS, Scholastic, Random House, and lots more! At A/B Positive I lead a small team to create everything from short-form animation to animated series to complex interactive experiences with rich storytelling.

Walidur R.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Motion Design
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Video Editing
  • explainer videos
  • Video Production
  • 2D Animation
  • Rotoscoping
  • Green Screen
  • Explainer Video
  • Video Post-Editing
  • Documentary
  • Motion Graphics
  • Social Media Video

Highly skilled Video editor & Motion Designer with 3 years experience. In the last 3 years, I have completed hundreds of amazing projects and will be happy to help you as well. THINGS I CAN DO: - Motion Graphics (Intro / Outro, Video Design, Footages, etc.) - Animation (Logo Animation, Explainer Videos, GIFs, Social Media Ads, etc.) - Video Editing ( Edit video, Color grading, Color correction, adding text, Adding Transition, etc.) TOOLS I USE: - Adobe After Effects - Adobe Premiere Pro - Adobe Illustrator - Adobe Photoshop - Maxon Cinema 4D - Final Cut Pro X Cheers! Walidur Rahman @The Infinity Studio

Joseph R.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Illustration
  • Branding
  • Social Media Content
  • Video Production
  • Motion Graphics
  • 2D Animation
  • Video Commercial
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Explainer Video
  • Animated Explainer
  • Art Direction
  • Character Design
  • Video Editing

I'm a professional Venezuelan graphic designer, with over 8 years of experience in different areas of advertising and content creation. Over my professional career, I have been related to branding and concept development for many brands across a wide array of commercial segments. My craft looks to reflect the personality and essence of each client in their communications. Since 2013, I've been also working as a video producer and motion graphics designer, helping brands like Xerox (USA), Mary Brown's and Gravitational (Canada) to build their communications across multiple media platforms. It is my mission to help my clients to reach their...

Pero D.
$39/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Interior Design
  • 3D Animation
  • Chaos Group V-Ray
  • 3D Product Rendering
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Unreal Engine
  • CGI
  • 3D Rendering

Hi, I'm 3D Rendering Artist with over 10 years of experience. I have a bachelor degree in architecture. I specialized in making 3D Interior renders and 3D Product Renders using 3DS Max and V-ray.

Samuel H.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Motion Retouching
  • Motion Design
  • Video Editing
  • 2D Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Character Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Whiteboard Animation
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Video Color Correction
  • Explainer Video

I work fairly broadly across moving image, specialising in 2D character animation and motion graphics design as well as video editing and post-production. I grew up and worked in New Zealand before Freelancing full time in London and Berlin between 2016 and 2020. I'm now back in my home country and always keen to meet new clients and colaborators! Key skills: Editing: I have expert level knowledge of both the craft of the edit and the technicalities of digital video. I can edit both long-form and short form material, and have experience editing documentary, narrative, corporate and promotional video. I am equally proficient in Final Cut...

Yuliia K.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Lottie
  • Motion Design
  • UI Animation
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Animation
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Motion Graphics
  • GIF
  • Animated GIF
  • Video Editing
  • Video Intro & Outro
  • Social Media Design
  • 2D Animation
  • Promotional Video

Hi! If you’re looking highlight your brand identity, promote your product/service, I’ll help your brand to develop through visuals. I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN CREATION OF: - Logo Animation - GIF/Lottie animation (for Web and App) - Promotional videos - UI - guide animations I’m easy to work with and detail-oriented, so you get a ​perfect project for your goal. Used software: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop. Contact me for discussing your project - we reach the best possible

Sarim S.
$29/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Video Editing
  • Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • 2D Animation
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Product Photography
  • Adobe Premiere

After graduating from college, I developed a strong liking for travel videos on YouTube. So I decided to give it a shot of my own. The result was something that even surprised me. In a short span of a few months I was able to master even the most advanced principles of editing. Whether it was color grading, masking, speed ramping, transitions, graphics or cutting the shot at the right time, it was almost as if it all came naturally to me. Therefore, I decided to capitalize on my skills even further and invested more time into this art. I started doing this professionally and worked with multiple brands, curating their digital content. This...

Shiju L.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Animation
  • Film Editing
  • Linux System Administration
  • English to Chinese Translation
  • Chinese to English Translation
  • Video Editing
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Motion Graphics
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Video Intro & Outro
  • Video Post-Editing
  • Facebook
  • Caption
  • Subtitles
  • Final Cut Pro

Hi, my name is Ken, my goal is to provide 100% satisfactory service and to share my knowledge and skills as well as building a long term relationship with my client. It is always my honor to work with you. What I offer : * Super-Fast Turnaround Time. * Very High Quality Works. * Fast communication. Specialized in the following fields: · Media Editing and Converting (Video editing for Youtube Facebook Instagram, Adding Caption/Subtitle, Make Intro & Outro, etc) · Post Contents on Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, Wechat, etc · Translation English-Chinese / Chinese-English. · Upload / Download from Chinese / English Social Media.

$NaN/hr

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How to Hire Top Animators

How to hire animators

From film to video games, animation is about bringing your 2D and 3D images to life. Whether it’s to add some personality to your video advertisements or improve the UI/UX of your app, animators can help.

So how do you find an animator? What follows are some tips for finding top animators on Upwork.

How to shortlist animation professionals

As you’re browsing available animation consultants, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the contractors you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:

  • Technology fit. Animators typically specialize, so you’ll want an animator who understands the technologies needed to bring your project to life.
  • Portfolio. The best way to judge the skills of an animator is to see their past work.
  • Feedback Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular animator.

How to write an effective animation job post

With a clear picture of your ideal animator in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

An effective animation job post should include:

  • Scope of work: From creating animated shorts to designing 3D animations for your AR app, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
  • Background: If you prefer experience working with certain styles, software, or industries, mention this here.
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Ready to create an animation that will help you maximize the effectiveness of your marketing campaign? Log in and post your animation job on Upwork today.

ANIMATORS FAQ

What is animation?

Whether it’s 2D, 3D, or stop-motion animation, the same basic concept applies: Use the rapid succession of subtly changing still images to create the illusion of movement. From video games to custom loading screens, animation’s applications are limited only by your imagination.

Here’s a quick overview of the skills you should look for in freelance animators:

  • 2D animation software such as Toon Boom Harmony
  • 3D animation software such as Maya or Blender
  • Graphic design and illustration

Animation consultants help businesses create stunning animations for their products and services.

Why hire animators?

The trick to finding top animators is to identify your needs. There’s a big difference between developing 3D animations for a VR game and generating 2D animations for your mobile UI. The cost of your project will depend largely on your scope of work and the specific skills needed to bring your project to life.

How much does it cost to hire an animator?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced animator may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their animation services more competitively.

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.

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