Motion Designer

20 Best Motion Designer

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Kajal Baliyan


Creating Authentic Brand Experiences

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Animotion .design

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Video Production & Motion Design

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Kayla Elorza

New York, NY, USA

Designer, storyteller, and video wizard.

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Phill Lucero

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Designing music experiences that move people.

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Rajan Dave


Product Designer & No-Code Developer.

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Nate Bruzdzinski

New York, NY, USA

Keep it simple

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André Duarte


Branding, web & product design specialist

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Diego Rotmistrovsky

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Versatile Filmmaker. Jack of all trades.

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Sara Servan


Illustrator, Graphic & Motion Designer

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Oskar Wonneberger


3D Modeler & Visual Artist Extraordinaire

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Aparajita Bhattacharya


Bold Color, Clever Design

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Mohamad Turk


Motion Designer & Software Engineer

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Asim Das


2D Animator | Interactive Rive Expert

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Lidia Khalil

Vilnius, Lithuania

Creative Solutions for Brands

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Chad Sherman

Traverse City, MI, USA

Crafting Digital Experiences That Convert

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Awais Khan

Phase 1 Pakistan Town, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan

🎬Skilled Video Editor |Turning Ideas into Reality

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Ignacio Straub

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Art Director - Branding and Motion Design

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Aliyah Abdon

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Social Media Video Editor & Strategist

Common projects for Motion Designers

Creating animated logos for branding purposes.

Designing animated explainer videos to simplify complex concepts.

Developing promotional or marketing videos for products or services.

Creating visual effects for movies or video games.

Designing motion graphics for digital platforms such as websites or mobile applications.

Creating animated infographics for presentations.

Tips for working with and hiring Motion Designers

Be clear about your project

Understand the type of motion design you need. This could be 2D animation, 3D modeling, or visual effects among others. Specify the video length, style, and the message you want to convey. The clearer your requirements, the better the designer can deliver on your vision.

Review their portfolio

Take the time to go through the designer's previous work. This will give you a good idea of their style and capabilities. Look for projects that are similar to yours.

Understand their skill set

Ensure that the freelance motion designer is proficient in the necessary software such as Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, or Blender. Their skills in these tools are crucial for the successful completion of your project.

Communication is vital

Ensure that all communication and feedback is done through Contra. This will ensure that all project details are in one place and can be referenced when needed.

How to hire Motion Designers

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, have a clear understanding of what you need from a Motion Designer. This could include the type of animation, the style, and the message you want to convey.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right freelancers. Include information about your company, the scope of the job, the skills required, and the project timeline.

Review applications

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

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted freelancers. Ask questions about their experience, approach to design, and how they handle various aspects of motion design. Also, discuss your project specifics and expectations.

Make an offer

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

3 questions to ask when interviewing Motion Designers

1. Can you describe your process for creating a motion design from concept to completion?

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

3. What software and tools are you most comfortable with in creating motion designs?

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Frequently asked

A freelance motion designer creates animations and visual effects for various media such as television, movies, or digital platforms. They use software like Adobe After Effects or Cinema 4D to create these designs.

A freelance motion designer creates animations and visual effects for various media such as television, movies, or digital platforms. They use software like Adobe After Effects or Cinema 4D to create these designs.

Hiring a motion designer on Contra gives you access to top freelance talent without the hassle of middlemen or commissions. You can review their portfolio and work history on their profile, and handle contracts and payments all in one place.

Projects that require motion design skills often include creating animated logos, explainer videos, promotional videos, visual effects for movies or video games, and animated graphics for digital platforms.

Motion designers commonly use software like Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, and Blender to create animations and visual effects. They may also use graphic design tools like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for creating assets.

You can post a job with your project requirements on Contra. Motion designers who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of motion designers and invite those you are interested in to apply.

The cost of hiring a motion designer on Contra can vary based on the complexity of the project and the designer's experience and skills. However, the general range is between $25 and $35 per hour.

Freelance motion designers are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Freelance motion designers get paid for the work they produce for their clients. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

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