- Introducing our new flagship Austin campus
Introducing our new flagship Austin campus
We’re thrilled to have opened our brand-new flagship Austin campus for our growing team of US Canvanauts.
At Canva, we’ve long been on a mission to empower the world to design and as our community continues to grow, we’re fortunate that our teams do too. After outgrowing our original campus in less than two years, we're thrilled to have opened a brand-new flagship campus in Austin, Texas.
Creating a uniquely Austin vibe
Located inside a brand new space on the eastern side of Austin, our 2,333 sqm (25,000 sqf) campus started as a blank canvas, giving us the flexibility to design a space that was authentically Canva. Creativity is at the heart of Canva, so a key addition is our Canvanaut Creations corner, a dedicated area for our team to post their designs to celebrate together, and spark new ideas and inspirations.
We strive to follow a philosophy of creating unique spaces that embody their surroundings, so our internal Vibe team and in-house architect collaborated with local architect Sixth River to bring together authentic Austin attributes with a magical Canva twist. With antiques and decor sourced from local thrift shops and second-hand stores, every seemingly minor detail has been added thoughtfully, to encapsulate the Canva vibe.
We’re so excited to have joined a community of artisans, art galleries, creators, gourmands, and craft breweries, and to be part of the evolution of this growing creative precinct. We're proud to have filled our walls with murals and artworks from three local galleries: the renowned woman-owned Vaughn Gallery; Sage Studio, a studio made up of artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and Art from the Streets, a group of artists experiencing homelessness.
We also increased the ratio of booths and meeting rooms to create open floor space, added a podcast studio to record or film a video, utilized a meeting space as a wellness area for meditation and yoga, and introduced a child-friendly zone complete with books and games. We’re in good company, too, with a Work & Mother suite housed in the building (providing bookable suites with hospital-grade pumping equipment, refrigeration, lockers, and extra supplies), a large gym, and fantastic end-of-trip facilities.
Serving up Texan flavors
Central to our campus designs are always our communal tables serving up daily breakfast and lunch, offering a dedicated time for our teams to come together. We cultivate local flavors and fare in our menus, and design our kitchen facilities with this in mind, as a reflection of Canva’s values back to the team.
In Austin, we’ve added an on-site smoker to serve up Texan BBQ goodness, a patio complete with a herb garden, and a bar with local beers on tap and for group events and celebrations. We’ve even welcomed an Airstream to our outdoor lawn for hosting Friday night drinks, meals and team celebrations, as well as community events with local nonprofits, creators, and designers.
Designed with growth in mind
We’ve empowered our teams to choose how they work best, and as the home for our growing team of 100+ Canvanauts, our new Austin campus has plenty of space for folks who prefer in-person collaboration and connection. With 108 work desks, 21 meeting rooms, eight solo pods, and a Canva University training room, we’ve set out to equip Canvanauts with the spaces they need to create their best work, build community and inspire new ideas.
Making an impact in the local community
One of our values is ‘Be a force for good’and as part of our two-step plan, we empower our teams to participate in ‘Force for Good Fridays’ to volunteer and give back to their local communities. Since first launching this initiative in May 2022, our Austin team has spent more than 800 hours supporting nonprofits, working alongside Central Texas Foodbank, Habitat for Humanity, and The Trail Conservancy to help make a difference and we look forward to seeing that number continue to grow.
Investing in the generations of the future and creativity in the classroom remains a key focus for Canva, and we’re proud to have recently hosted our first community event at our new campus to support and upskill local educators. Many of our Austin-based sales team are experts in Education, so we were particularly excited to recently welcome 30 teachers into our Austin home for a full day of collaboration and creativity. From immersive design experiences, hands-on learning activities, and a fireside chat with two of our founders, Melanie and Cliff, it was great to showcase the powerful impact Canva can have on the classroom when unlocking creativity and achieving education goals.
Interested in joining Canva?
Our Austin-based Canvanauts are loving the new space – and we can’t wait to see this community grow! We’ve welcomed more than 50 new US-based team members in the past year and we’re excited to continue building our team in 2023. Take a look at our open roles to join us.