Jun 08, 2022

Creative Lead, China Group

  • Canva
  • Beijing, China

Job Description

Canva’s Commitment and Mission                                                   

At Canva, we celebrate diversity. We deeply believe that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key to building the best product, team and company. We look for many different skills and abilities, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. So, even if you don’t think you quite meet all of the skills listed or tick all the boxes, we’d still love to hear from you! 

Our mission at Canva is to empower the world to design and since launching in 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 86 million monthly active users across 190 different countries and a team of over 3,000 people… and the best bit is that we’ve only achieved 1% of what we know we’re capable of. 

Join us and design your future.

About Brand Studio
Brand Studio’s mission is to build the most loved brand in the world, while doing as much good as we possibly can along the way. Our team services all of Canva for their brand design needs. We are responsible for championing a consistent and human brand, and evolving it over time as we learn, grow and pursue excellence in branding. 

Our brand pillars are Human, Inspiring and Empowering. These act as our North Star in everything we do.

Canva’s design team aims to be the best design company in the world. That starts with hiring the best people and best designers to support the different teams in Canva. As a team we:

- Champion Canva’s brand. A strong brand starts from the inside out. We empower everyone internally at Canva to be on-brand. 
- Communicate what we stand for.  Every piece of communication we put out into the world articulates our vision and helps our community connect with us.
- Pursue excellence in brand design. We aim to be known as one of the best brand studios in the world, both for our culture and quality of work.  

We are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Creative Lead who can develop great creative talent and guide teams to deliver world class brand and marketing campaigns. 

You will lead Canva China Brand Studio and be part of the Canva China Marketing team to work from concept to creation on world-class creative across brand communications, marketing campaigns and editorial content and production across social media. You will also work with a broader China group on a variety of projects as it pertains to brand communications.

- Work in collaboration with marketing team to oversee seasonal marketing plans and develop original visual content (static & motion) for a variety of marketing touch-points
- Drive the direction and development of our in-house brand marketing strategy, plans and execution
- Be a brand custodian ensuring brand consistency, strong brandvoice and brand integrity across all of our creative work
- Responsible for the art direction of content that sparks Canva’s vibrant internal culture, including talent branding, office decoration, Season Openers, and swag kits
- Take the lead on design projects and act as a mentor for other brand designers in the team
- Help us make Canva the most loved brand in the world!

About you
- 6+ years of experience as a Brand/Visual Designer creating a diverse range of marketing materials with at least 2 years of experience managing other designers, helping them develop their craft.
- A strong portfolio demonstrating your passion for creative thinking, brand systems, art direction and beautiful designs.
- Advanced design skills and mastery of typography, color, and layouts. Beneficial to have in-depth technical knowledge of video editing and motion design.
- Experience working with brand strategy and applying brand systems across multiple touchpoints.
- Up-to-date knowledge of various design mediums, and how best to leverage them. (Canva will become an integral part of your design toolkit!)
- Ability to speak and write in English and Mandarin fluently
- The confidence to try new things, and a passion for big ideas and storytelling.
- While we won’t be taking any blood samples, we’d love to see some Startup DNA – you will need to be flexible, pragmatic, strategic, tenacious, and take ownership of deliverables and outcomes – ya gotta have hustle!

Working at Canva                                                                                          

Our culture is unlike anywhere else and we design your #CanvaLife experience to empower you to do the best work of your life.  

Whether you’re in the office, working from home or choosing your own adventure, our benefits for permanent Canvanauts include: 

Competitive salary, plus equity options where you will enjoy the rapid growth of Canva and have impact every day. 
Flexible working hours that cater to how you best work. We value work-life balance and you decided what works best for you.
Healthy and delicious breakfast, lunch, fruit, drinks and snacks options. You can enjoy the TGIF special drinks and live cooking.
Unique and flexible leave that goes beyond just standard annual leave including flexible leave, carer’s leave, Force for Good leave, education leave so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own development. 
An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance. This is for you to spend on whatever will support your wellbeing and development. It could be anything, from a fitness center membership to personal development training, or dinner out with a teammate. Because you know what you need, better than anyone.
Virtual and in-office wellness benefits including; Canva University, Fitness Classes (Yoga & Meditation) Employee Assistant Programs, social clubs and team events that are sponsored by the company.   

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. Please note that interviews are conducted virtually. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process. / 我们会根据你的经验、技能和对于职位的热情来做出雇佣决定。当你进行申请时,请告诉我们你希望我们对你使用的称谓,以及在面试过程中你可能需要的任何合理调整。