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Senior Designer: People, Vibe & Comms - Creative Team

Sydney – Full-time

About Canva

At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform! Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time.

Since launch in August 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 30 million active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 2 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are capable of!

One of our core values is to “Be a force for good”. We give 1% of our profits to good. Our paid product is free for all schools and not-for-profit organizations. And we believe diverse people and perspectives are key to building the best possible product for our diverse community. To achieve this, we’re actively working towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone.


Senior Designer Job Description 

We are looking for a Senior Designer who can conceptualise and deliver an exceptional and consistent brand experience across our internal communication touchpoints. An understanding that spans digital design and web technologies is key to this, to help ensure sure that your vision is fully realised. You will be a champion of communication design, helping our internal teams to communicate complex ideas simply and visually, with a focus on presentations. 

You will be part of the Canva Creative Studio and work in collaboration with an internal Comms Content Manager, Digital Designers, Producers, Illustrators and Motion Designers to help develop critical business communications for key internal and external audiences. You will work closely with cross functional teams at Canva (Leadership, Marketing, Channel, Product, Partnerships) to develop thoughtful communications and consistent brand and product experiences. 

 

About the team: Canva Creative Team

Canva’s in-house creative team is on a mission to make Canva the most loved brand in the world. We work from concept to creation on world-class creative across brand communications, marketing campaigns, editorial content and production.

As part of this team you’ll help create a brand that communicates our purpose, defines perception and awareness globally, and puts a spotlight on our diverse community– ensuring they receive a human, inspiring and empowering experience.

We move fast here at Canva, and this role will certainly keep you on your toes. We are looking for someone who loves to get stuff done. You’re who we want to work with if you can balance your brilliant creative streak with ruthless prioritisation that moves projects rapidly along.

We believe in attracting and nurturing world-class talent with a focus on diversity, community, career development – and doing the best work of our lives.

How we Work

Our internal stakeholders include the wider creative teams across brand marketing and channels. As well as internal business teams such as our Leadership, Recruitment & Vibe teams. We are responsible for championing a consistent and human brand, and evolving it over time as we learn, grow and pursue excellence in branding. We scale through our external agency and production partners and collaborate with cross functional creative teams such as Product and Sales. 

About you

Your portfolio displays strong visual communication skills with a focus on presentation decks. Strong brand design principles and craft and experience art directing a body of work that spans multiple formats and executions

You’ve got a minimum of 6 years in a similar brand design role

You’re Comfortable with chaos. You can find solutions even without perfect precedents or direction, and map out a path to clarity and execution. You can work out ways to achieve the impossible and ride through change like a boss.


You’re Eager to learn and evolve. From creative craft to leadership skills to market trends – you never stop pushing into the next big challenge. You work alongside people who are better than you at some things. To you this isn’t a threat, but an

inspiring opportunity to learn and grow.


You think and act as We, not Me. We’re all in this together. You love nothing more than to collaborate and build trusted relationships with your team, ensuring everyone is empowered to do the best work of their life, and having the best time doing it.


Right brain, left brain. Your head is in the clouds while your feet are on the ground. You balance creative and strategic excellence, flipping between big picture thinking and pixel-perfect craft without jeopardizing the quality of either.

You’re a fantastic communicator. Your communication skills help you work cross-functionally with other teams. You brainstorm concepts and facilitate workshops. You give and receive constructive feedback and can clearly articulate how creative work can be improved, mentoring others to deliver their best work.


You have a bias for action. You’re happy to roll up your sleeves and muck in. No task is too small (or big!) if it helps the team around you to be more effective, and rallies them to achieve their goals faster.


You’re always striving for your best. You’re a talented creative with amazing design chops, yet you never stop pursuing excellence in yourself and in your work – “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” 

Canva Information

 

Canva is currently one of Australia’s hottest technology startups and has been ranked Australia’s #1 place to work.

 

We mean it when we say we want to create a workplace that you love coming to. Our culture is unlike anywhere else and our offices are designed with workspaces for every mood, to help you do great work. At Canva you can be part of a company that is growing rapidly, building a product that users really love.

 

Psst -We have two in-house chefs that whip up amazing breakfasts and lunches for the whole team - check out what's cooking at: https://instagram.com/canvalife

 

Being a Force for good.

 

One of our core values at Canva, “Being a force for good” means we are actively working towards a world that isn't just good for a small few, but one that’s good for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community. To achieve this, we need to constantly work towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone.

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