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Guardian Interview: Google's doodle designer

Guardian writes: "Not many people have heard of graphic designer Dennis Hwang, but he has millions of fans, and probably more than a billion people have seen his work. But the 29-year-old has a unique platform for his skills: he does the "Google doodles" – variations on Google's colourful logo - that appear on the search engine's popular home page.

The doodles that celebrate special days such as Christmas, Halloween and Google's birthdays signal that Google is a different kind of company: a playful one. "It's not a gimmick," says Hwang. "It really grows from the core culture. It comes from the founders, Larry and Sergey, their quirky personalities and drive for innovation. At a time when the company logo is considered sacred, they're saying 'Let's have fun with it'."

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