Last month I was hired by Google through the Max Steiner Agency to create the music, sound design and effects for their Celebrating Pizza Google Doodle that will launch on December 6. Google Doodles are special, temporary alterations of Google’s homepage logo’s intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures of particular countries. The first Google Doodle created was the 1998 edition of the famous Burning Man event in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, and was designed by co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to notify users of their absence in case the servers crashed. Over time, the demand for doodles has risen in the U.S. and internationally. Creating doodles is now the responsibility of a team of talented illustrators (doodlers) and engineers. For them, creating doodles has become a group effort to enliven the Google homepage and bring smiles to the faces of Google users around the world.
Art | David Lu, Alyssa Winans
UX Design | Anthony Irwin
Producer | Brenna Fallon
Engineering | David Lu
Marketing | Sierra Menzies, Perla Campos
Doodle Team Leads | Jessica Yu, Nate Swinehart, Brian Kaas
Music/Sound | Christel Veraart