INTERNET SEARCH OUTFIT Google is looking for someone that can come up with charming wastes of time like its Doodles that it uses to celebrate special occasions.
Google Doodles are those images of short film-type clips that will occasionally, though often more frequently than not, appear on its otherwise plain home page.
You might have noticed its Easter themed one, or the one that famously celebrated Pacman's birthday, those were Doodles and Google has a museum full of them. If you do not need that explanation you are quite possibly the person that the firm is looking to hire.
"First impressions matter. Every day, hundreds of millions of online users visit the Google homepage. Yes, to search. But also, to be delighted, informed, and surprised (And maybe even to laugh a little). The Google Doodle makes this possible -- it's the change that is constant on Google.com," says the introduction to Google's job advertisement for a Doodler.
"As a Product Graphic Designer/Illustrator you have the world's best platform to showcase your stylistic skills -- as well as your sense of humor, love of all things historical and imaginative artistry. From Jules Verne to Pac-Man, you have the reins to our brand and iconic logo and can run free with your innovative ideas. Go forth and doodle!"
The role includes the rather obvious responsibility for drawing, designing and animating Doodles, as well as an ability to keep coming up with new ones, within the constraints of the Google logo.
If you are thinking of applying you are going to want some sort of formal education, design experience, a showreel portfolio and something of a good imagination. µ
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