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Animation Outsourcing to the Philippines

Outsource your animation and work with the Philippine animation industry’s best

Need to hire an individual or build a team of experts in animation? Outsource to the Philippines and get highly qualified, experienced animation professionals.

You’ve only got a few seconds to capture your customers’ attention online, and animation is a real eye-catcher. When you include animated videos on your social media page and website, you capture your customers’ attention and they feel a stronger connection to your business. In fact, studies on visual marketing have shown that adding animations and video to a sales page can increase your conversions by 80%.

With businesses desperate to gain an advantage over their competitors, it’s easy to see why animation is becoming a popular part of the marketing strategy.

It doesn’t have to be expensive either. Whether you’re creating click-worthy content for social media, or a full-length film, you can offshore your animation team for much less than the cost of engaging a local agency.

You can hire your own offshore 2D and 3D animator to produce everything from small business ads to full-length feature films:

  • Social media posts
  • Ads for TV or internet
  • Animated GIFs
  • Explainer videos and infographics
  • Engaging PowerPoint presentations
  • Interactive brochures
  • In-house corporate training modules
  • Video games or computer games
  • Films and special effects

An animator’s role can include the following outcomes:

  • Using sequential images of drawings, puppets and models through the use of software or technology required by the client
  • Designing websites and landing pages that achieve high conversion rates
  • Producing films for commercials, computer games, and short videos for various purposes
  • Working independently to complete tasks by gathering requirements, framing a solution, storyboarding, wire-framing and designing

Through offshoring, you can take advantage of the fact that the Philippines is known for producing highly skilled animators. In the 1980s, the Philippines was one of the early players in the computer animation industry, and is now one of the strongest Asian providers of animation services to US and European companies.

Now there are around 10,000 animators working in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry alone – and that number excludes animators working in permanent in-house roles. Animation is a growing profession in the Philippines and a popular choice for tech-savvy young people at university, so there’s no shortage of brilliant candidates. Animation outsourcing to the Philippines is already popular for tech companies around the world, and the Philippine animation industry is set to grow even further over the next few years.

Animators’ qualifications and experience

Animators are usually university graduates of one of the following degrees:

  • Multimedia Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Visual Communication
  • Animation
  • Art Education

Apart from universities and colleges, there are various creative schools offering 2-year diploma courses that have also produced quality animators. There are local regulatory standards to ensure that animation courses meet the required academic requirements. For you, this means most graduates are employment-ready and can hit the ground running.

There are 3 levels of experience for animators:

Junior – Junior animators who are fresh graduates with extensive training or internship experience, and up to 11 months of working experience.
Intermediate – 1-3 years of relevant experience.
Senior – 3+ years of relevant experience.

2D and 3D Animation tools

These are the common tools used by local animators are:

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Animate
Adobe After Effects
Apple Motion
Final Cut Pro
Microsoft Visual Studio
3SD Max

Save up to 70% on labor and occupancy costs

Because living costs are so low in the Philippines, labor and occupancy costs are low too. We can employ and accommodate fully qualified, very experienced animators for your team in the Philippines for up to 70% less than you’d pay in your local employment market. Animation outsourcing to the Philippines just makes good business sense.

Tips for employing Filipino animators

  • It usually takes 5-7 weeks to hire an animator in the Philippines.
  • Animators have average English communication skills, fewer soft skills and a more straightforward communication approach compared with a customer service agent profile.
  • To begin with, entry-level animators specialize in 2D, then progress to working on their 3D animation expertise.
  • Some of the more senior animators may be involved in supervisory tasks. This means they may not handle projects of their own and instead focus on coordinating and instructing a group of intermediate animators on team projects.
  • In order to assess the proficiency of an animator on a particular tool or platform, we recommend getting them to complete a practical test, in addition to the interview and portfolio review.

Top Colleges and Universities

Based on our hiring experience, these 5 colleges and universities produce quality animators:

Mapúa University
University of the Philippines
De La Salle University
Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Sample animator profiles

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  • Graphic Arts, Drawing and Painting, Animation
  • Acting, 3D Modeling
  • 3D Rendering, 3D Animation


  • Graphic Artist
  • Animator
  • Library artist
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  • Graphic designs and Animations
  • Audio engineering


  • Senior Motion Designer
  • Senior Graphic and Video Specialist
  • Motion Graphics Designer and Video Editor
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  • Video Editing, Photoshop CC, Motion Graphics, Graphic Designs, Autodesk Maya 2014/2015, After Effects, CC, 3D Animation


  • Multimedia Team Lead
  • Animator
  • Freelance CG Artist

Want an animator – or team of animators – in the Philippines?

Since our inception in 2006, MicroSourcing has become one of the biggest managed operations providers in the Philippines. With over 4,000 employees, 6 delivery centers and close to 200 clients, we can help you build a dedicated team in the Philippines, regardless of the roles and level of specialization you require. We have more than 900 2D and 3D animators in our candidate database, and we’ve employed close to 70 2D & 3D animators for our clients since 2013. And we’re centrally located to take advantage of the booming Philippine animation industry.

Ready to get started with animation outsourcing in the Philippines? Call today or send us an email to discuss your company’s animation needs. You’ll have your offshore animator(s) up and running in as little as 5 weeks.

Our Outsourcing Business Consultants will discuss with you what roles can be outsourced, saving up to 70% on employment and housing costs. Once you identify your staffing requirements and complete our Job Description template, you'll receive an analysis of the relative employment costs at different levels of experience in your industry.

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