After nearly 4 years of working on the Google doodle team, I’ve quit to become an independent illustrator and cartoonist. Here’s an actually pretty small fraction of what I got up to during that time.
Doodling was my first full-time job after graduating from RISD in 2010, and I learned so much. If it seems like a fun job to you, the team is hiring!
Now that I’m going solo, what will I do? I have several comic book projects lined up, and I will (hopefully) do lots of editorial illustration, animation, zines, games, and printmaking.
Special thanks to my talented teammates who were far and beyond the best part of this job: Jennifer Hom, Mike Dutton, Sophie Diao, Matt Cruickshank, Kevin Laughlin, Katy Wu, Mark Ivey, Leon Hong, Ryan Germick, Greg Capuano, Brian Kaas, Corrie Scalisi, Kris Hom, Liat Ben-Rafael, Jonathan Shneier, and (now fellow) doodle emerituses Willie Real and Betsy Bauer.
The ESB duel and Luke’s recovery - Art by Ralph McQuarrie
I love this art so much.
Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Artby Christopher Jobson on May 17, 2014. The reaction online and off was swift, and Khitrova soon found herself working on increasingly complex drawings as she suddenly began to get commissions. Now, only a year later, she is already working with a team of writers and artists on a feature film.