“First impressions matter,” says the company. “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.” Clearly, the role of the doodle in building a connection between Google and its users cannot be overstated.
Since the first appearance of a doodle back in 1998, these fun, creative and often ingenious representations of the Google logo that occasionally sit on its homepage are a welcome feature among its users, and the company itself clearly appreciates the role that the concept plays in its global identity.
Such is the importance of these graphics that it should come as little surprise that the company is now preparing to hire a full-time Doodler.
So what do you need to doodle effectively? A keen sense of humour is of course essential, as well as a “love of all things historical and imaginative artistry”. A degree is preferable, but if you don’t have one, four years of “relevant experience” will suffice.
Based in Mountain View, California, it will be your responsibility to draw, design and – if appropriate – animate each doodle from start to finish. You'll need to keep things fresh and varied, naturally, so "a wide range of artistic styles" is expected. Your work, says the company, will be displayed on "the world’s best platform to showcase your stylistic skills”.
But there’s sadly no answer in the company’s job listing to the big question: how much does it pay? If the ambiguity over the salary hasn’t put you off applying, you can submit your application online right now via Google Jobs. In the company's words: “go forth and doodle!”
via The Guardian