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Google Doodle

Want to doodle for Google? They're hiring...

The web giant is looking for its first full-time doodler to illustrate its homepage.

EVER WANTED TO leave it all behind and draw pictures every day? Well, now you can. Possibly.

Google is looking for its first full-time doodler to draw er, doodles on Google homepages to commemorate famous people, holidays and significant dates.

“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 humour, love of all things historical and imaginative artistry,” says the job spec.

The job, based in Mountain View, California, will involve drawing, designing and animating the various Google homepage doodles.

Recent doodles have commemorated the 100th birthday of Robert Doisneau, the photographer who took the photograph The Kiss, International Women’s Day, and the first day of spring.

The job spec doesn’t give any details of salary but asks candidates to have a degree in fine arts or else four years experience.

Here’s some recent doodles – including the recent St Patrick’s Day doodle and the doodle by Limerick secondary school student Patrick Horan who won the recent competition for his artwork to be shown on the company’s Irish homepage.

Want to doodle for Google? They're hiring...
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  • Google Doodle for Robert Doisneau's 100th birthday

  • Google Doodle Ireland winner for 2012

  • Google Doodle for St Patrick's Day this year

  • Google Doodle for Francois Truffaut's 80th Birthday

  • Google Doodle for May Ziade's 126th birthday

  • Google Doodle for 80th birthday of Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • Google Doodle for Tunisia National Day 2012

  • Google Doodle for Persian New Year 2012

  • Google Doodle for Songkran Festival 2012 in Asia

  • Google Doodle blacked out to mark SOPA

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