I did however enjoy playing the Google hurdles mini game a few days ago and have appreciated the Google Doodle illustrations on the days previous. It's worth having Google as my homepage, if only to see each day's Doodle.
Hurdles Doodle game
And today's Canoe Doodle game
Unfortunately I can't give reference to any individual illustrators but according to the Doodles "About" page: "There is a team of illustrators (we call them doodlers) and engineers that are behind each and every doodle you see."