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Ever spent hours doodling the letter G on some random famous person’s birthday? Google may have a job for you all the way in San Francisco, USA.
Google Doodles is looking for an International Junior Doodle Artist to join its team and provide some insights into non-US cultural experiences. The team says it would prefer applicants from South or Southeast Asia and the Middle East, but it will be accepting applications from around the world.
— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) September 28, 2017
Advertised on none other than a Google docs page, the job — the first of its kind — will see the Doodler (among other things):
- assisting art directors and the like with non-US Google Doodles
- coming up with exciting and original Doodles
- illustrating, designing, and potentially animating Doodles
- researching people and events from around the world
The minimum qualifications? A BA in Fine Art (or the equivalent), or at least 4 years of relevant commercial or freelance art experience. You’ll also need an online portfolio or animation reel, proficiency in industry-standard digital software tools, and a fluency in English.
Google says it will take preference to those with demonstrable project-management and/or user-experience skills. It would also help an applicant to be fluent in a non-English language.
It can be assumed that if offered the job, the Doodle Artist would be assisted in acquiring a US work visa.
To apply, the company asks that you send a cover letter “describing your international cultural experience” and how it relates to your art as well as a link to your online portfolio or reel to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to put “International Doodle Artist” in the subject line.
Now, if you don’t mind me, I’ll be Googling “snake” so I can play a game at work and call it research.