Starting salaries are low but it is important to build up experience and contacts to secure future work.
Working hours are regular office hours (approximately 40 hours a week) but, as deadlines approach, you may need to work overtime, including at the weekend. Flexitime is quite common.
Animation is an office/studio-based profession. Some experienced freelancers have studio equipment set up at home.
Animation is a global industry and many projects are for international clients. Most production companies have a list of animators they use, so maintaining regular contact will prevent you from slipping off their list.
Only 20% of animators are women. The representation of people with disabilities is 3%, one the lowest across the audiovisual sectors (The Creative Media Workforce Survey 2014, Creative Skillset).
The animation industry is global but there are regional centres based in London, Bristol, Manchester, Dundee and Edinburgh.
Overseas and UK travel may be necessary to showcase your work at festivals or to negotiate commissions with clients.
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