Jul 27, 2022

Lead Product Designer - Canva Creators

  • Canva
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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 the Canva Creators Group

Since Canva’s founding, our template library has been a critical and fundamental driver of our success. Fundamental to making design accessible to the world is giving people everywhere a springboard with which to create designs from. Templates are that springboard. 

Templates provide inspiration to users, help them visualise what's possible and provide an approachable starting point for our users to get creative. In fact, templates are the way the majority of our users create designs so the templates teams are helping millions of people each week. 

Historically, Canva’s templates have been designed by a talented team of internal graphic designers. But last year we launched Canva Creators, a platform that allows anyone to publish their templates and earn money every time they’re used. We believe Canva Creators has the potential to take Canva to the next level of scale, and we want you to be central to that growth.

You will be working in partnership with a Product Design Lead, supported by a tight family of talented front-end and back-end engineers, and some kick-ass PMs to ensure that our template designers, and Creators alike have the best experience when using and publishing templates. You’ll not only get to deliver products that our 50 million users touch, but also work closely with internal graphic designers to improve the tools they use day to day to power Canva’ library. 


What you’ll do

  • Empower our Canva Creators with beautiful data visualisations and dashboards that inform and motivate them to create the most impactful content
  • Investigate inspiration and motivation for Creators, and build out a best-in-class Creator experience to encourage participation and engagement
  • Foster Creator communities within the product, helping them to connect with each other, our Education team, and their users, growing our community spirit and Creator engagement with the platform
  • Collaborate with the Design Lead and Product Manager on a strategy and vision for this space
  • Work collaboratively with other design leads both within and without the Creators team, to create a holistic and consistent Creator experience across all touchpoints 
  • Build the product features that will help millions of people to sell their designs on Canva
  • Gather learnings to iterate through research and data—we have a close relationship with our Beta users which enables us to unearth valuable insights to improve their experience
  • Bring a little “Canva magic” to the publishing experience
  • Have an impact on millions of users who sign up or login to Canva every month

What we’re looking for 

  • A portfolio that demonstrates experience in product thinking where you have previously shipped UX/UI design for digital products
  • You love working with data or information visualisation, and excel at making complex sets of data easy to understand for regular users
  • You're an end-to-end Product Designer (from research through to visual design)
  • You are excited by regularly coming up with new ideas, shipping new products and features that address your users’ real needs. 
  • You are an empathetic user advocate that values the backing of research and data analysis when it comes to design
  • You are a problem solver that’s excited by a challenge. You enjoy sitting in a room collaborating on ideas to confidently come up with simple solutions that everyone can move forward with
  • You are an excellent communicator, you seek understanding first and strive to communicate clearly in a helpful way;
  • 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.
  • You know when to be scrappy to get something delivered, and when to push back to really uncover the root user need
  • 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 comfortable at formulating hypotheses and leading them with the team from ideation to execution and drive those learnings back to the team and organization
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: 

Equity packages for you to truly be a part of the Canva journey. 
We have a hybrid work model (in-office & from home), with our offices are always open to you balancing flexibility and connection
Flexible leave so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own professional development.
Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers throughout their parenting and caring journey.
An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance. This is for you to spend on whatever will support your wellbeing and development.. because you know what you need to Vibe and Thrive, better than anyone.
Virtual and in-office wellness benefits including Canva University, Employee Assistant Programs and Fitness & Meditation Classes.
Canva For Good program matching your not-for-profit donations, Force for Good leave (3 paid volunteering days) and a range of sustainability and ethical initiatives to get involved in.   

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.