Product Designer at Canva

Sydney, Australia

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 April 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 10 million users across 200 different countries who have created more than 300 million 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!

Canva’s entire mission revolves around design, and the design of the product is central to the philosophies of the company and its founders. An exceptionally designed product is crucial for us to deliver on our vision of “empowering the entire world to design”.

As a Product Designer at Canva it’s your mission to create experiences that distill the complex into the simple and give ordinary people the ability to make extraordinary things. We place a strong emphasis on the role of product designers at all stages of our product development process. This means they are involved all the way from the start: helping to define the product vision; to the end: ensuring that actual customers receive a high-quality experience.

Your role

    • Work closely with our Founders and Product Managers to create excellent user experiences throughout the Canva platform
    • Implement and iterate on UX Designs & flows creating wire-frames and UX mockups/prototypes to articulate the desired experience to a wide audience
    • Analysing requirements and reducing them to their essential problem
    • Brainstorming solutions to problems with their cross-functional team members
    • Understand the various use cases to ensure we are delivering on a compelling and intuitive user experience for all users
    • Visually communicating design solutions using sketching, whiteboarding, or other low-fidelity design techniques
    • Designing the interactions and workflows that go into creating the simple-but-powerful experiences that Canva is renowned for
    • Prototyping the expected user experience using tools such as Invision, Principle, and Framer (or code!)Validating their designs using appropriate user testing techniques

Experience you'll have

    • We're hiring at multiple levels so whether you have 2 years or 10 years experience, we'd love to hear from you
    • A portfolio that demonstrates experience in product thinking and previously shipped UX design for interactive digital products
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to creatively problem solve
    • Ability to create information architecture diagrams, user experience workflow diagrams, wireframes, proof-of-concepts, and interactive prototypes
    • Ability to create pixel-level mockups and/or clickable high fidelity prototypes based on an existing style guide using tools such as Sketch, Photoshop, Invision, Framer, Principle, or JavaScript.
    • The ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, while still maintaining the capacity for self-direction with little supervision.
    • A strong rapport with engineers and an understanding of front-end and back-end engineering constraints that allows you to communicate and iterate upon a world-class product.

Canva Benefits

    • Competitive salary, plus equity options
    • Flexible working hours, we value work-life balance
    • In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day
    • Fitness membership allowance, plus free Yoga and Boxing Gym membership
    • Generous parental leave policy
    • Pet friendly offices including a garden, climbing wall, unisex toilets
    • Sponsored social clubs and team events
    • Fun and quirky celebrations
    • Relocation budget provided for interstate or overseas candidates and visa application fees covered
Canva is currently one of Australia’s hottest technology startups and has been the ranked #1 Australian Workplace in Technology by JobAdvisor for the second year in a row. 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: 

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.

** Please send across your portfolio / examples of your work when applying

Posted Mar 12, 2018