Brian Kaas, one of the people from a narrow and selected group of Google cartoonists, visited Warsaw during the Google 4 Doodle competition. Kaas helped to evaluate and choose the best student work from among all the entries in the Polish drawing competition associated with helping others. He is also the author of one of the most famous Doodle – an amusement park prepared on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. Taking this opportunity, I decided to ask him about the backstage of working in one of the largest companies in the world. Brian wanted to talk over Skype or Google Hangout on the plane. He was bored during the long journey from the States to Poland. Eventually, however, he answered a few questions by exchanging e-mails.
What is your day at work like at Google?
– I live in Emeryville, California. I get up around 7 am every day. I take a shower, get dressed and usually have enough time, because around 8.20 am I am already sitting in the bus and going to the Google headquarters in Mountain View. I have 80 kilometers to cover. I commute to work at 9.30 am. I start my day with a decent coffee and… a bowl of cereal. They make it much easier to read and reply to all e-mails. There are some of them. Around 11.30 am I meet up with the other members of the Doodle team. For the next 5-6 hours, we sketch, draw, animate and write down new ideas that appear in the process. With the initial draft, I go to the next one or two meetings and the rest of the day is again work, sketches, corrections. At 7pm we have dinner with the other members of the team. Usually at their desks, because there is no time to wander around the office. I usually commute home around 9pm. I usually fall asleep with a book in my hand – lists Brian Kaas.