Google is now hiring a new Google Doodler, and posted a job description on its Mountain View job site. For those not up to speed on the Doodles, they are variations of the Google logo used to celebrate holidays, significant anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists.
Google describes the role of the Doodler on its site:
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. As a Product Graphic Designer/Illustrator, more commonly known as a "Doodler," 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!
Google wasn't kidding in saying that it offers the world's best platform in showcasing a Doodler's artistic skills, and it would be interesting to get a count on the number of applicants for this gig. Those applying need a bachelor's of fine arts, 4 years relevant experience, and I assume a complete knowledge of all forms of traditional and digital artistry, as the competition will likely get tough. It can be assumed that Google will settle for a Doodler with that rare blend of technical mastery and raw talent.