Ryan Germick leads the Google Doodle Team. This is his ol'
The third of five children, Ryan
Germick (Grrr as in tiger, Mick as in Jagger), was born and raised part
a creative family in the rural suburbs of Northwest Indiana.
Following the glory days as his high school
senior class president, Ryan headed to New York City to study
illustration and creative writing at Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang
For the first two years of college Ryan worked weekends at the front
desk of the Mercer
Hotel, quizzically observing upper-class and celebrity culture. Ryan
also served throughout his higher education as a killjoy RA, busting
parties in a lawless Manhattan dorm.
After two semesters of apprenticing sign painters and learning
remedial Tamil in South India (part of which is chronicled in his first
returned to NYC and interned for PBS as well as animation/interactive studio Funny
Since graduating from said schools with honors in 2003, Ryan has
completed design, illustration, and multimedia projects for folks like
Ze Frank, Salon, Sony Music, HBO
Family, Comedy Central, and Cartoon Network, as well as many
non-profits, schools, musicians, and artists.
Ryan has also taught the finer points of comics, design, and
animation at 826NYC,
of Design, Citizen Schools, and several art workshops
In 2006 Ryan began working as full-time designer/illustrator for
Google, where he co-designed the Street View Pegman and Gmail's emoticons.
He now leads the Google Doodle team, and was a driving creative force
behind the Pac-Man, Sesame Street, Charlie Chaplin, Les Paul doodles, Robert Moog, Star Trek, and 2012 London Olympics doodles and many dozen
American Profile Magazine
Google’s doodles: Who's behind them?
BuzzFeed: Pegman: Google's Weird Art
Project Hidden In Plain Sight
CBC: As It Happens: Mr. Dressup
CBS Sunday Morning: The Art Behind Google Doodles
Pac Man Turns 30: Meet Gurus Behind Insert Coin
Chicago Tribune: Drawing insight into Google's Doodles
Lunch: Coolest Google Doodle!
Charlie Chaplin Gets a Birthday 'Doodle' from Google
Google, Doodling is Real Work
CNET: Google's New Doodle Eclipses
Google Gets Pac-Man Fever
Doodle4Google Virtual Field Trip
Entertainment Weekly: New Google Doodle celebrates 'Star
The Hindu: Googly Doodler
Hollywood Reporter: Google Doodle Boldly Goes
'Where No Man Has Gone Before'
Huffington Post: On Google Doodles' 14th Anniversary, A Look
At How They're Made
Mashable: Google’s Moog Doodle: The Inside Story
New York Times: Google Doodle Honors Jim
Henson and Friendly Monsters
Rolling Stone: The
Story Behind Google's Interactive Les Paul Guitar Logo
Stone: Google Doodle Synthesizer Pays Tribute to Bob Moog
StarTrek.com: Celebrating 46 Years with a Google Doodle
Time Magazine: Doodle Dandy
Google Doodle pays homage to 'Star Trek'
Voice of America: Google 'Doodles' Reflect
Company's Culture of Innovation
Wall Street Journal: The Story Behind Google's
Animated Chaplin Doodle
TEDxBloomington 2013 'How I Became a Google Doodler'
Moogfest 2012 'The Google Moog Doodle'
Moogfest 2014 'Google Creatives'
LinkedIn 'Doodling the Google Way'
Computer History Museum ‘Revolutionaries’
Computer History Museum ‘Talking to the Future’
Google I/O 2011 'The Secrets of Google Pac-Man'
SXSW 2011 'Google Doodles: From Burning Man to Pac-Man'
Ryan Germick was Mercer Hotel
employee of the month in April 2000.