Do you want to hire a motion graphics designer but aren’t sure how to get started? You’re in the right place! Video Igniter produces animated videos and motion graphics and you can hire our professional motion design team to create custom motion graphics for your next video project. In this guide we’ll explain what the production process is like, how long it takes to create custom motion graphics, what to expect in terms of costs, and more!
Let’s dive in…
Benefits of Hiring Video Igniter’s Motion Graphics Designers
Video Igniter’s production team is comprised of professional illustrators, animators, motion graphics designers, storytellers and sound engineers that collaborate to produce professional quality animations and motion graphics for startups, agencies, video production companies and big names like T-Mobile, Amazon, Linkedin and more!
Here are some of the benefits our clients get when they work with one of our motion graphics designers instead of hiring your own full time in-house motion graphics designer:
The right talent for the right project.
Our team of motion graphics designers can create any kind of 2D or 3D animated motion graphic you can imagine. The lone designer you hire for your team may not have all the skills necessary to produce all the types of content you want to create. When you start a project with Video Igniter, we ensure the motion designer assigned to your project has relevant design experience to craft the visual style you envision.
On-Demand-Talent = Annual Cost Savings
Rather than hiring a year-round motion graphics designer, you can collaborate with one (or more!) of our motion graphics designers on an as-needed basis. Whether you’re just creating one short animation or a library of hundreds of motion graphics, our team can scale to meet your production needs.
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What does it cost to hire a motion graphics designer?
If you want to hire a full time or freelance motion graphics designer, expect to pay $35-$75+ per hour. When you hire Video Igniter’s motion graphic designers to help you create your video, we charge based on the length of the content we’re producing for you.
Check out our pricing page and demo reels to see how much it costs to hire a motion graphics designer for varying levels of production quality.
How long does it take to make a video with a motion graphics designer?
Simple motion graphics that are created and overlaid on top of existing video footage can be made in as little as a few hours or a few days. However, in many cases, it can take a week or two to do all the design and prep work to ensure the motion graphics designer is creating the right content and doing so in a way that visually compliments your brand.
If you want to hire a motion graphics designer to create a complete animated video, expect it to take 2-5 weeks to create a 60 second custom animated motion graphic. Motion graphics that include 3D animation can take 2-4x more time to produce.
What is the production process like working with a motion graphics designer?
Here’s a quick overview of the production process so that you can anticipate what’s involved with creating a custom animated motion graphic:
1). Kickoff Call / Questionnaire
Production begins with a phone call and or a questionnaire to help us learn:
✅ Who your target audience is?
✅ What visual style you want to use for your motion graphic?
✅ What do you want to convey with your motion graphic?
2). Script / Outline
Now that we have a better understanding of the motion graphic you want us to create, our motion graphic designer will draft a script or an outline that describes what we’re going to create. If your motion graphic is purely visual, there will be no script, just visual descriptions of what we plan to create. If your motion graphic will also have a voiceover, we will draft a script for you to review.
Share your feedback with us and we will revise your script / outline until you are thrilled with it.
Once the script/outline is locked in, our motion graphics designer will create a storyboard. A storyboard is a visual blueprint for your motion graphic that explains to the illustrator and animator what they’re supposed to create.
Give the storyboard a detailed review and ensure it includes enough detail for the production team to understand what needs to be included in the visuals for each scene.
We’ll incorporate your feedback and continue to work with you to refine the storyboard until it’s perfect.
4). VoiceOver (Optional)
Not all motion graphics include a voiceover so this step may be omitted. If a voiceover is needed for your motion graphic, we will share some voiceover auditions for you to review. Let us know which voiceover artist resonates with you. Then we’ll oversee the recording of the full voiceover.
You get an opportunity to review the voiceover and request revisions until you love the recording.
Next, the motion graphics designer will develop custom concept art for you to review.
Let the motion graphics designer know which concept you like best. Then you can collaborate with them to refine the visual concept to dial in the details until they’re perfect.
Once the concept art is locked in, we will create all of the rest of the custom graphics for your motion graphic. You get an opportunity to review the graphics and request revisions before approving the art for production.
6). Soundtrack (Optional)
Not all motion graphics include soundtracks so this step may be omitted. If your motion graphic is going to include background music, we will select a few options and share them with you to review. Let us know which soundtrack you prefer and we’ll license it for use in your animated motion graphic. If you aren’t in love with any of the soundtrack options, let us know why and we’ll source new options for you to consider.
Now that everything is approved, the motion graphics designer can animate your project! You will receive the first draft as soon as it’s ready to review. Share the draft with members of your internal team (and ideally members of your target audience). Send everyone’s feedback to us. We’ll incorporate your revisions and render out the final draft of your motion graphic.
Still have questions about motion graphics designers?
Do you have a question about motion graphics designers that wasn’t addressed in this FAQ? Use this form to send us your question and we’ll follow up with an answer. We’ll also post the question and answer to this page so other people can benefit from the knowledge.
What is Video Igniter Animation?
Video Igniter Animation is an online animated video production service. By working with our team online, you can get your custom animated video produced faster and for less than hiring a brick and mortar animation studio.
Watch our explainer video on our home page to learn more about how we can help you create an animated video. For examples of the kinds of animation our team can produce, check out the demo reel below:
Looking For An Motion Graphics Designer In The U.S.?
Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
Success Stories & Testimonials
Don’t just take our word for it – these testimonials highlight Video Igniter’s reliability, creativity, flexibility and ability to deliver animations that exceed expectations. When you choose Video Igniter Animation, you can rest assured that you are working with a trusted and reputable studio.
“Video Igniter were very easy to work with and the entire process for creating and suggesting edits was seamless and stress-free. I would work with them again and would recommend to others looking to create a modern and stylish explainer video.”
Clair Simpson – VP Marketing, Repool.com
“I run a video production company and outsource animation. The team at Video Igniter did a great job in taking the concept I very crudely drew out and making it into a beautiful animation. The review process was easy and their turnaround time was very quick. I’d def recommend them if you’re looking for an animation project.”
Pat Henderson – Founder, Path8 Productions
“Video Igniter offered us the critical combination of creative value, clear communication, and patience with stakeholder feedback. We ended up with truly high-quality design assets for our video series largely due to the extra level of commitment — and the right balance of efficiencies with flexibility in the process when called for.”
Larry Schlessinger – Sr. Creative Program Manager, Amazon Web Services
“Video Igniter came to us with a number of creative and engaging ideas and were able to create an exciting, impactful video in a short period of time. And the best part was that it cost much less than other options of similar quality. The video they made is a great marketing tool for us.”
Alex Raymond – Founder, Kapta Systems
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