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Google Offers Full-Time Doodler Job

Want to combine your artistic talents with your love of search engines? Now's your chance, as Google has a vacancy for a doodler.

As you're almost certainly aware, Google doodles are the little sketches the search engine puts up on its home page to mark special anniversaries and the birthdays of famous figures from the past.

And should you think you can artfully blend the Google logo with some manner of iconic image, then perhaps you should apply, and get ready for a move to Mountain View, California.

In the job application blurb, Google notes: "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. 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!"

You'll need four years of relevant experience, freehand illustration skills, a knowledge of digital media and animation fundamentals, and an impressive online portfolio.

A Google+ account, an Android smartphone, and a picture of Larry Ellison peppered with dart holes probably won't hurt your chances, either.

Source: Google