Initial salaries are low but it is important to build up experience and contacts to secure future work.
Working hours are regular office hours (34 - 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 - maintaining regular contact will prevent you from slipping off their list.
Just over one-third of animators are women, slightly less than the norm for the audiovisual industries as a whole (Skillset, 2013).
The representation of ethnic minorities is 3%, one the lowest across the audiovisual sectors.
The animation industry is global but there are regional centres based in London, Bristol, Manchester and Dundee/Edinburgh. More than 65% of the industry work outside of London.
Overseas and UK travel may be necessary to showcase work at festivals or to negotiate commissions with clients.
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