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Nahaël Mele

Taiwan

Web Developer Turning Ideas into Reality 💻

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Adriano Reis

Brooklyn, United States

Product designer & no-code developer ✨

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Sebastian Bistran

Leeds, United Kingdom

Crafting Products With A Spicy Touch - SRIRACHA 🔥

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Abdul Qader

Madrid, Spain

Expert Webflow & Framer Developer

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Eugen Ciachir

Bucharest, Romania

Design Director & Framer Expert

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Rajan Dave

India

Webflow Expert & Web Designer

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Hanna Woa 🔥

France

Building badass brands for badass entrepreneurs 💣

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Sohil Jain

District of Columbia, United States

Website Designer + Framer Developer.

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Artyom Aghinyan

Yerevan, Armenia

Crafting visuals that make an impact.

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Ahmad S. Afandi

Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

UI Designer & Framer Expert

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Julia Spong

Toronto, Canada

Social Media Manager & Content Specialist 🪄

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André Duarte

Portugal

Branding, web & product design specialist

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Priyal G.

Toronto, Canada

Let's join hands & conquer with words!

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Ajay Pawriya

India

Selling not designs but new ways of thinking

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Ifeoma Ahuna

Dallas, United States

Bringing your content to life with UGC Video ✨

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Leanna Griffin

North Carolina, United States

Brand & Website Design for Head-Turning Businesses

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Chris Luniewicz

Massachusetts, United States

I Build Framer Websites & Craft Brand Designs 💻

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Studio Nika

Barcelona, Spain

We design brands that bring joy to the world.

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Michelle Griczika

Massachusetts, United States

Writing that sells✨

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Ashwin Pradeep Kumar

Kerala, India

Expert Web Designer using Framer

Common projects for 2D Animators

Creating animated explainer videos for businesses or products.

Designing animated characters for video games or mobile apps.

Making short animated films or video clips for social media platforms.

Developing animated advertisements for digital marketing campaigns.

Designing animated infographics to visually represent data or information.

Creating educational animations for e-learning platforms.

Tips for working with and hiring 2D Animators

Clearly define your animation needs

Prior to hiring a 2D animator, make sure you have a clear understanding of your animation requirements, including the style, length, and the message you want to convey. This will help you provide detailed project briefs to your animator which can lead to better end results.

Review their portfolio

Take time to review the animator's portfolio on Contra. Look for previous animations that they have created, paying attention to the quality, style, creativity, and attention to detail.

Understand their software skills

Ensure the 2D animator is proficient in the necessary software, such as Adobe Animate, Toon Boom Harmony, or TVPaint Animation. Their ability to leverage these tools is crucial for your animation project.

Maintain open communication

Regular communication through Contra is key to a successful project. Ensure your animator is responsive and open to changes. Regular updates on the project's progress can help to prevent any issues from arising.

How to hire 2D Animators

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, define your animation requirements, including the style, length, and the message you want to convey. This will guide you in hiring the right 2D animator for your project.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right 2D animators. Include information about your project, the skills required, and the project timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications you receive and shortlist 2D animators based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past projects and reviews on their Contra profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted 2D animators. Ask questions about their experience, approach to animation, and how they handle various aspects of the animation process. Also, discuss your project specifics and expectations.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right 2D animator, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing 2D Animators

1. Can you describe your animation process and how you approach a new project?

2. Can you provide examples of similar animation projects you've worked on in the past?

3. How do you handle feedback and revisions during the animation process?

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Frequently asked
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A freelance 2D animator creates animations in two-dimensional space using software like Adobe Animate or Toon Boom Harmony. They are responsible for storyboarding, designing characters, backgrounds, and assets, rigging characters, animating characters and assets, editing and adding special effects, and meeting deadlines.

A freelance 2D animator creates animations in two-dimensional space using software like Adobe Animate or Toon Boom Harmony. They are responsible for storyboarding, designing characters, backgrounds, and assets, rigging characters, animating characters and assets, editing and adding special effects, and meeting deadlines.

Hiring a 2D animator on Contra allows you to connect with high-quality freelancers from around the world. You can easily review their portfolios, communicate with them directly, manage contracts and payments, and ensure the successful completion of your project all through the Contra platform.

2D animation is a form of animation that involves creating the illusion of movement in a two-dimensional space. This includes creating characters and stories that are animated to move across the screen in a way that mimics real-world physics.

You can post a job with your project requirements on Contra, and 2D animators who match those requirements can apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of 2D animators on Contra and invite those you are interested in to apply for your job.

2D animators use a variety of software depending on the style and requirements of the animation. Some of the most popular software includes Adobe Animate, Toon Boom Harmony, TVPaint Animation, Moho, and OpenToonz.

The cost of hiring a 2D animator on Contra can vary, but generally, the rates range from $25 to $70 per hour. This can be negotiated based on the complexity of the project, the animator's experience, and the project duration.

Freelance 2D animators on Contra are paid commission-free. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra. The payment is held in escrow and is released only after the animator has delivered the work and the client is satisfied.

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