If you don’t know how much to charge for your creative skills, you’ve come to the right place. The most straight forward way is to calculate the cost of your time, plus overheads, then multiply that by how long it will take you to complete the work. This animation and design price calculator is built to give artists a starting point and get you thinking about the practicalities of putting a price on your creative services.

Simply enter your figures below to get started!

How much to charge for animation
Alternatively, if you are a business looking to cost an entire project, try out my animation price guide.


Enter your ideal, realistic, yearly salary

Freelancer premium

You don’t get holiday pay, sick leave, health care or a guaranteed monthly income, so you need to cover those risks



Add software license costs


Business overheads

This is the portion of your rent/ bills etc that are attributed as business expenses




How many days will the project take you?


Add project contingency for unexpected revisions/ demands




So if you have ever wondered “how much should I charge for animation and design work”, you now have your answer! Probably. (Though I take no responsibility for any of your financial decisions, you’re your own boss now!)

This pricing tool can be used to calculate any freelance service, be it animation, illustration or video production. But it is intended to be used as a starting point and your service may have additional factors such as equipment hire or travel expenses you need to add on top. Happy freelancing!

If you’re looking for an estimate based on art style, duration and quality, why not try out my animation price guide.

How much to charge for animation

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