Jan 19, 2023

UX/UI Design Team Lead

  • Canva
  • Manila, Philippines

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 100+ 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.

Do you have a love for design, a keen understanding of what constitutes a great user experience and a passion for review and quality assurance? 

At Canva, we want to unlock the creativity of 3rd Party developers and empower them to build valuable apps and integrations that meet the diverse needs of our Canva customers. 

We are looking for a skilled and experienced UX /UI Design lead to oversee the process to review and support the development of 3rd Party Apps to meet Canva’s quality bar before being released to millions of our Canva customers. 

Your goal will be to empower your team to assess each App on the overall quality and usability of the App experience as well as provide consistent education, guidance and feedback to developers on how they can go above and beyond our minimum quality criteria to build an exceptional App experience for our Canva customers. 
This position requires a high attention to detail, ability to problem solve and the ability to coach and empower your team to support the development of great user experiences in a scalable way. 

What you’ll be doing...

  • Creating a robust and scalable App Design review process and framework that empowers you and your growing App Design Review team to be effective. 
  • Support your App Design review team to understand and consistently apply our developer quality guidelines and checklists.
  • Collaborate closely with our broader App Support team to ensure consistency of review and that the quality standards are correctly applied.
  • Collaborate closely with our broader App Support team to identify areas that require additional education and guidelines to minimize App rejections and improve the overall quality of App submissions.
  • Respond to new undefined UX/UI challenges and work with our Ecosystem Design team and group stakeholders to drive forward improvements in our quality guidelines and design recommendations.
  • Collaborate with our Design system team to propose or contribute to new components and patterns appropriate to improving the quality and integrity of  Canva App experiences. 
  • Collaborate with our Partnerships team to provide opportunities to empower and inspire our 3rd party developer community with design education, design tips and recommendations. 
  • Provide both written and verbal feedback and guidance to developers through design consultations. 

You’ll love this job if...

  • ou have a keen understanding of what makes a quality user experience based on your strong knowledge in design principles and UX/UI. 
  • You have a strong understanding of user interactions and the importance of usability and accessibility in user experiences. 
  • You have an eye for great design and can apply and contribute to a Design system to ensure consistency, simplicity  and integrity in a user’s experience. 
  • You love quality assurance challenges and enjoy setting up new operations and frameworks to set you and your team up for scale. 
  • You enjoy a highly collaborative environment and enjoy the opportunity to lead and empower a team. 

We'd love it if you...

  • Have experience in setting up and executing quality assurance operations 
  • Have strong demonstrated experience in applying design principles and user centered design methodologies to build quality UX / UI experiences. 
  • Understand user thinking and interactions to improve usability and accessibility with demonstrated experience in applying and contributing to a design system to improve a user experience. 
  • Have strong written, visual and verbal communication skills to effectively provide guidance and recommendations 
  • Experience in leading and coaching a small team to effectively deliver output and maintain cadences within target timelines. 
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: 

A temporary work from home setup as we prepare to provide a safe environment for Canvanauts who would like to work in the office. Our Future of Work plan is to move towards a hybrid work model (in-office & from home) You and your team can determine your ideal work setup. Whichever works best for you, #KayaSaCanva.
Unique and flexible leaves options: :Recharge and go on your next getaway or simply take time off for yourself through our Vacation Leave, Give back through our Volunteer Leave to help out a charity or NGO of choiceSupport yourself or take care of your loved ones (even your furbabies) through our Sick or Carer’s Leave 
Focus on your own growth and development through our Professional Educational Leave 
An annual Vibe & Thrive allowances for you to spend on anything that supports your wellbeing. Whether it’s a workshop, an electronic stand-up desk, a gym membership, or dinner with a teammate, we encourage you to do what you need to do in order to thrive.
Virtual and in-office wellness and development benefits including Canva University, Employee Assistance Programs, Fitness Classes and more to support your physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
Canva For Good program that matches your not-for-profit donations and a range of sustainability and ethical initiatives to get involved in. 
A variety of Canva clubs that you can join to connect you to fellow Canvanauts with similar interests. From cycling, skincare, pets, to foodies (and the list goes on), we got you covered! Club activities can also be done remotely or in person. 

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.