Product Designer - Education

Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane – Full-time

About the Product Design team

One of the principles of our design team is to ‘show the future’. As designers we transport the rest of the company into a future we’re yet to build. A big part of the role of a product designer at Canva is to be a visionary—visualising and reinventing the future of design. 

Product designers at Canva take the dream and make it something everyone can relate to and rally behind. We start from the very early stages: finding the right problem to tackle, exploring ideas for how to solve it and then refining it into a coherent solution. Our product designers carry out research, brainstorming, sketching, prototyping, and collaboration with our engineers to ship great products.  We are empathetic user advocates and respect our users’ opinions through interviews, usability testing, and data analysis, as well as wireframing, flowcharting, and journey mapping to show the different stages that customers go through as they come into contact with Canva.

About the Education team

Canva for Education is the company’s biggest value & impact driven initiative to date, and to rapidly grow Canva’s education user base is one of top company level focuses in 2021. We are a fast growing team, only officially formed over a year ago, and we’re already the platform of choice for more than 8 million students and teachers today. As a cross-functional team, we work collaboratively to achieve our goals, we value communication and we thrive for adding value to the Canva community with our products as well as our own team by adhering to our company values “Be a Force for Good” and “Be a Good Human”.

About the candidate

  • You are a passionate product designer looking to improve education experience and learning results by making Canva the household name and go-to tool for visual learning. 
  • You are an excellent communicator, you seek understanding first, and always thrive to communicate clearly in a helpful way;
  • you are curious and driven, you ask good questions to help propel the team to its goals;
  • you are hands-on and detail oriented, you produce thorough documentations and pixel perfect final designs;
  • you are a collaborative team player, you can handle complexity and certain levels of ambiguity, always help bring the whole team together to solve the problems.

Goals the candidate will achieve in the first 0-6 months

  • Meeting the teams and build up relationships with different parts of the business
  • Understand the Canva product, our Education offerings and our 2021 strategy
  • Work with research to understand our users, and iterate our UIs and experiences based on user insights and business strategies 

Goals the candidate will achieve in the first 6-12 months

  • Design improvements of our district product for admins, teachers and students
  • Design the experience and UIs for university students and teachers
  • Seek opportunities to grow the Canva for Education user base and creating more positive impact in our teacher/student community.

Experience the candidate will have

  • 4+ years of experience in product and/or user experience design
  • A portfolio that demonstrates experience in product thinking where you have previously shipped UX/UI design for digital products.
  • You are a designer that is constantly inspired—motivating those around you through your passion and drive for what you do.
  • You are excited by regularly coming up with new ideas, shipping new products and features that address your users’ real needs. 
  • You shine through your designs—creating user flows and wireframes that simplify user interactions 
  • You are eager to visually communicate your ideas through prototypes to test with users.  
  • You thrive in a collaborative workplace; partnering with other designers, engineers, product developers and other disciplines throughout the company.
  • You appreciate big picture thinking. While details are everything, creating an experience that always keeps our users in mind is equally as important. 
  • You are a problem solver that’s excited by a challenge. You enjoy sitting in a room and whiteboarding ideas to confidently come up with simple, elegant solutions that everyone can move forward with.  
  • You are an empathetic user advocate that values the backing of research and data analysis when it comes to designing modern solutions. 
  • You enjoy a little flexibility in your work. Our growth means there are constantly new things to work on every day, as such it’s likely that you’ll often be working across the board on new and exciting projects.

 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.


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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.