Enjoy Doodling? Apply to be a Google Doodler
Do you have a creative mind, an artist's touch, a sense of humor, attention to detail, and a desire tohave your work seen by hundreds of millions of people each day? Does working for a Fortune 100company sound appealing as well? If it does, then consider a career as a Google Doodler, a position thatGoogle is now hiring for.
Google's doodles have become a global pop culture phenomenon. The first doodle was released in 1998in honor of the Burning Man Festival. It was designed by site founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin tolet users know that they were out of town, in case the servers crashed. Other notable doodles over theyears include commemorations of birthdays of famous individuals such as Albert Einstein, John Lennon,Samuel Morse, and Mahatma Ghandi. Birthdays of non-living entities such as Legos have also beencelebrated.
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Some doodles are interactive as well, such as the playable Pac-Man doodle released on May 21, 2010to celebrate Pac-Man's 30th birthday. The complexity involved in such interactive doodles probablyexplains why the job listing requires candidates to "manage complex collaborative projects from idea, toexecutive pitches, to final execution in a fast-paced environment."
Although the first Google doodles may have been drawn as a lark on the part of the founders, they havebecome a powerful representation of Google's brand and identity, and it is not surprising that they needprofessionals to create doodles that balance user's sensitivities versus Google's desire to express itselfcreatively. Doodlers will need to create with the mindset of a brand ambassador, on top of the aestheticand project management responsibilities required in this position.
But if you think you have the aptitude to deliver Google's Doodles, then as the listing says: "you havethe world's best platform to showcase your stylistic skills -- as well as your sense of humor, love of allthings historical and imaginative artistry. From Jules Verne to Pac-Man, you have the reins to our brandand iconic logo and can run free with your innovative ideas. Go forth and doodle!"