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Toptal is a marketplace for top 3D Animators. Top companies and startups choose Toptal 3D Animation freelancers for their mission-critical design projects.

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Clients rate Toptal 3D Animators 4.9 / 5 on average based on 251 reviews.

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Pacha Mallory

United States
Toptal Member Since September 4, 2023

Pacha is a senior motion graphics designer with 17+ years of professional experience and a fine arts degree in broadcast design. He specializes in 2D and 3D animation, graphic design, and kinetic typography with tools like After Effects, Illustrator, Cinema 4D, and Element 3D. Clients include Netflix, Paramount, CBS, and Annapurna. Pacha has an insatiable passion for creating compelling narratives through visual storytelling—whether meticulously crafting on-air promos or bringing UI's to life.

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Howard Phillips

United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since October 15, 2020

Howard is a brand strategist and designer with over eight years of experience in business strategy, art direction, brand, digital design, and 2D and 3D animation. He specializes in distinctive visual identities, informed by a strategy workshop, and uses 3D where appropriate to enhance a brand's visual narrative and legitimacy. He is passionate about producing brands that stand out from the crowd, achieve business goals, and communicate compelling narratives.

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Pedro De La Cruz

United States
Toptal Member Since July 17, 2023

Pedro is a video game enthusiast passionate about animation. With a Bachelor of Science in game art and design and over seven years of hands-on experience, he brings expertise in creating captivating experiences that transport audiences into immersive worlds. Pedro specializes in 3D animation because he enjoys expressing his creativity in the three-dimensional realm.

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Sofia Kavartina

Greece
Toptal Member Since June 4, 2022

Sofia is a senior user experience designer and strategist with over 10 years of expertise. Her education has given her the ability to see each project from all angles and create innovative methods for people to interact with products and services that benefit the customer and the company. Working on UX projects remotely with customers in the United States and Europe has given her global experience.

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Carlos Fernando Cabrera

Guatemala
Toptal Member Since September 2, 2022

Carlos, an accomplished 3D artist and graphic designer, brings a wealth of experience crafting compelling visuals for global brands and corporations. Praised for his meticulous attention to detail and top-tier brand visuals, he is recognized as a resourceful, self-motivated, and efficient leader. Carlos excels in managing demanding workloads and delivering exceptional results on time, fostering close client collaboration throughout the process.

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Malcolm Overend

Canada
Toptal Member Since December 8, 2022

Malcolm is a motion designer and 3D generalist with over 15 years of production experience across various digital mediums. He utilizes design, animation, and creative technologies to enhance marketing material, communications, product features, and interface elements.

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Eleana Georgousi

United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since March 1, 2022

Eleana is an experienced 3D artist, visualizer, and licensed architect highly skilled in developing, modeling, rendering, and delivering high-quality photorealistic 3D visualizations. She has experience in interior and exterior renderings, 3D floor plans, and architectural walkthroughs. Eleana can create and modify 3D designs and interpret 2D concept art, references, CAD, and Revit technical drawings into accurate 3D models and visualizations.

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Sammy van Dijken

Netherlands
Toptal Member Since October 7, 2022

Sammy is a visual artist and graphic designer; turning ideas and concepts into marketable designs is what he does best. He has devoted the last few years to gaining as much professional experience as possible and becoming an expert in his field. Sammy has served clients ranging from smaller companies to international market leaders such as Vodafone. Designing for him is a profession as well as an obsession, and going the extra mile to get projects done is never an issue.

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Gabriel Smetzer

Canada
Toptal Member Since November 28, 2022

Gabriel is a freelance designer and creative director with over a decade of experience working for great studios and clients, including Apple, Google, and Meta. Gabriel combines his expertise in design theory, story design, and emerging technologies with the ability to rapidly build and test product ideas for the market or exemplify already great products.

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Danny Rubyono

United States
Toptal Member Since January 13, 2016

Danny is a seasoned visual and motion designer with over 22 years of experience collaborating with various creative agencies, Fortune 500 companies, innovative startups, and technology firms. He is also the owner of Duro Compagnie, a collective design boutique specializing in creating impactful motion design and visual communication. Leveraging his multi-disciplinary skillsets in 3D, print, animation, and user interface, Danny excels at delivering purposeful and memorable design experiences.

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Jennifer Weston-Charles

United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since July 13, 2022

Jennifer is an award-winning digital designer with over fifteen years of experience in public and private sectors for brands, including Santander Bank, BlackBerry, the NHS, and Volkswagen. She is currently based in Newcastle, UK, and advocates user-centered design. She works closely with stakeholders to ensure that the design solutions meet the business needs and technical requirements. Work is always delivered on time while also maintaining high quality.

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Michael is an incredible designer, and has been a great fit for our project. He just gets it in a way that can’t be taught. My goal was to pay Toptal to find me a high quality designer for my project, and that is exactly what happened. It was easy. Being able to see the portfolio work on Toptal’s platform is what gave me the infomation I needed to choose Michael. I have nothing but good things to say about Toptal and am looking forward to using Toptal for other projects in the future.

Edward Daniel

Co-Founder

I've worked very closely with Martina for over a year and have to say she is one of the best people I have ever worked with. Instead of simply following instructions blindly, she thinks through the task at hand, becoming a thought partner to help with whatever the project may be. Besides being super talented at design, she possesses specific qualities that make her exceptional to work with given the fast paced nature of being a startup. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a talented, professional designer who doesn't need much direction to hit the ground running.

Sahil Khanna

Sr. Manager, Marketing

Darko did a great job figuring out the user architecture for our concept, which led him to produce terrific wireframes. His knowledge of usability and design was a perfect match for the outside voice we needed to help jumpstart our project. We would certainly recommend him and work with him again in the future.

Rich Danker

Founder

Carlos has the unique talent of blending both quantitative and qualitative research to keenly identify UX challenges and opportunities. He thinks methodically, emphatically, and holistically to produce data-driven strategies and well-executed designs. Over the past 8 years of working with fully or partially distributed teams, Carlos manages working remotely far better than anyone I've encountered because of his strong communication and presentation skills. He is the first on my list the next time I need a UX designer.

Michelle Krogmeier

Project Manager

Rafael is an amazing designer. His aesthetic sense is spot on, and he seems to be able to anticipate our needs before we even know what they are. He's taken the time to understand both our company and our clientele, and his solutions are consistently in-line with our values, interests, and our customers' needs. He delivers on time (if not earlier), works quickly, is well organized, and very effective. He's a pleasure to work with, and we're very happy to have found him through Toptal.

Ethan Brooks

CTO

How to Hire 3D Animators Through Toptal

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A Toptal director of design will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right 3D Animator for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new 3D Animator for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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FAQs

  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a 3D Animator with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your 3D Animator, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire a 3D Animator?

    To hire the right 3D Animator, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect 3D Animators for your project.

  • How are Toptal 3D Animators different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our 3D Animators to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched 3D Animators ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire 3D Animators on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire 3D Animators on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our 3D Animators can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal 3D Animators?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your 3D Animator begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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  • Trusted Experts Only

    Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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