Google's Operating Systems Blog has an article this month titled Designing Google's Logo that's interesting to read from a design perspective and cites Ruth Kedar as the graphic designer who developed the now-famous Google logo.
The article goes on to say that Kedar met Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page through a mutual friend nine years ago at Stanford University, where she was an assistant professor.
Wikipedia cites that Ruth Kedar was born in Brazil, moved to Israel where she received a degree in Architecture from the Technion – a leading Israeli Institute of Technology. She later came to the US to attend the Stanford University Masters Program in Design. More about Ruth Kedar’s graphic design studio can be found at Kedar Designs and other digital art work of hers at Ruth Kedar's Art Studio .