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  • View Service Offered By Dream Farm Studios

    Dream Farm Studios

    inorwclaw, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

    29,821/year ·
    • 2d animation
    • Cartoon Character
    • Character Animation

    Character design

    Dream Farm has more than thirteen years of experience in designing characters in both realistic and fantasy styles. Our Character Design Reel:

  • View Service Offered By ZipPixel Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

    ZipPixel Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

    New Delhi, Delhi, India

    32,207/year ·
    • 2d animation
    • 3D Animation
    • 3d Max

    3D-2D Animation / Video Creation

    A visual character and story carries that knack which speaks straight & effectively. Its reach is immense and more targeted. Thus our team performs the best job, 3D/2D animation with professional vide...

  • View Service Offered By Vanshtheone


    West Delhi, Delhi, India

    14,400/year ·
    • 2d animation
    • 2D Design
    • Adobe

    2D Animation

    We have professional video editors & graphics designers working on cross platforms like Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, After effects, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro and Davinci Resolve. ...

  • View Service Offered By OffRoad Studios

    OffRoad Studios

    Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

    67,950/year ·
    • 2d animation
    • Brand Consulting
    • Brand Guidelines


    Our branding strategies are inspired from the depth and grandeur of the great blue. When building an identity we believe in being limitless because we understand that a brand’s image is its single mos...

  • View Service Offered By Vlad Cosac

    Vlad Cosac

    Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania

    3,997/year ·
    • 2d animation
    • 4K Video
    • Adobe After Effects

    2d animation design

    Can design and edit the animation of any kind of logos, graphics, photos, text, infographics etc. : 2D LOGO ANIMATION iNFOGRAPHICS ANIMATIONS iMAGE SLIDESHOW DESIGN General video collage editing in th...

  • View Service Offered By Sushila yadav

    Sushila yadav

    Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

    2,675/year ·
    • 2d animation
    • 2D Design
    • 3D Design

    Animation Video

    I''m an experienced animator based in India with a solid fine art foundation. Everything I make is original and hand drawn, nothing is bought or used from somewhere else. Before I begin animating I''ll...

  • View Service Offered By Tansom Studios

    Tansom Studios

    Eastleigh, Hampshire, United Kingdom

    2,586/year ·
    • 2d animation
    • 2D Design
    • 3D Animation

    2D & 3D Animation, Content Development

    Our mission is to introduce a framework for content development, extreme visualization and building an ecosystem for smart devices using the state of the art technology. We are in this business from l...

  • View Service Offered By Khurram Abbasi

    Khurram Abbasi

    Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

    6,189/year ·
    • 2d animation
    • 2D Design
    • Animation

    2D Cartoon Animation

    Cartoon animation covers all sort of videos related to children including children book animation, story animation, learning and rhyme animation.

  • View Service Offered By Line Art Studios

    Line Art Studios

    Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    5,936/year ·
    • 2d animation
    • 2D Design
    • Animation


    Some samples produced for a 2D animation project, in production. Environment design and digital painting;

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2D Animators for Hire

An animator is a professional artist who combines multiple images to give the illusion of a movement. These images can be hand-drawn pictures, digital images and even models and puppets. In short, animators are like magicians who make you believe that a multitude of static pictures are actually a moving image. An animator who creates two dimensional or 2D illustrations is known as a 2D animator. Traditionally, 2D animation referred to hand-drawn animation, but in the present digital era, it means computer vector animations. In these animations, vectors control the motion of the animation rather than pixels.

What Does a 2D Animator Do?

2D animators create illustrations, which can include characters, designs and storyboards for animation in a two-dimensional space. A 2D animator draws or sketches a series of images on a special paper, with each image representing an action or a movement. These images are then scanned onto a computer and colored with the help of software. When these images are viewed at speed, they give the illusion of movement. A common example of 2D illustration is a modest flipbook made by hand. 2D animators help create websites, video games, advertisements and even videos. They may work as animators, character designers or as storyboard artists and are seen associated with various industries such as video gaming, advertising, training animations, film and multimedia production.

Most animators can be found on Guru – one of the best websites for freelance work. These professionals work across industries and have a diverse portfolio. If you are looking for 2D animators for hire, make sure your freelancer can:

  • Deliver high quality traditional 2D animations in various styles.

  • Design visuals, build animations and motion graphics.

  • Design production layouts.

  • Conceptualize and execute visually striking animation for various platforms.

  • Collaborate with other professionals like editor, cinematographer and director as well as other technical departments to ensure that animation elements are correctly incorporated.

  • Think creatively.

  • Multi-task and adhere to deadlines.

Qualifications of an Animator

It is ideal for your freelancer to have the following skills:

  • Professional education in animation or new media production or related disciplines

  • A solid understanding of the principles of body movement, kinematics and other facets of 2D animation

  • Good working knowledge of relevant graphics, animation and composting software or of Flash, Photoshop and Illustrator 

  • Excellent drawing skills

  • Working knowledge of computer based animation software such as Adobe Animate and DrawPlus

Other than that, a 2D animator should also have good research skills, as each project is distinct from the other and requires an in-depth understanding of the given topic.

Benefits of Freelance 2d Animators

2D animators are constantly upgrading their technical skills and this adds to their versatility. Freelance animators are ideal for stand-alone work such as storyboarding or for single character animation. With freelance animators, the communication is open and direct and this helps in getting the job done much faster.

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