Senior Product Designer - Pixabay

Sydney – Full-time

Product Design at Canva

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 work closely with our engineers, data scientists, SEO specialists and product managers to ship great products, employing your research, brainstorming, sketching, and prototyping skills. 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 Pixabay team

Canva recently announced the acquisition of one of the world’s biggest free stock content sites - Pixabay.  Pixabay contains more than 2 million free images, videos, vectors and music provided by our talented and generous global community. This free content is ingested into Canva, available for everyone to use and supports Canva’s growing user base. 

Over the last year we have been working hard to improve the foundations of the site and have quickly built out a strong engineering team in Sydney to begin creating a world class product. 

That’s where you come in.

We’re looking for a designer to help us map out the future - our vision is to become the go-to destination for all free creative content. We want to be top of mind whenever anyone needs free content for any project. We are looking at ways to redefine how content can be used and connected with Canva, and you will be a key player in helping to define the future. 

Goals in the first 3-6 months

  • Meet the team and understand key areas of the product and our 2021 goals
  • Conduct research and understand our users, their pain points and make existing improvements to UI to improve the user journey
  • Brainstorm with the team what we will build in the months to come
  • Work on redesigning and redefining key parts of the product and also new features to help support our mission and goals 

Skills experience required

  • A portfolio that demonstrates experience in product thinking where you have previously shipped UX/UI design for digital products. Demonstrable experience in service design is a bonus.
  • Previous work that demonstrates a solid understanding of information architecture.
  • Strong, demonstrable understanding of how content design and structure impacts user experience.
  • 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 are an excellent communicator and collaborator with experience working closely with both product managers and engineers to deliver amazing experiences
  • 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 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.

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