Jan 20, 2023

Senior Design Planner & Reviewer - Freelance - Philippines

  • Canva
  • Manila, Philippines

Job Description

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 the best bit is that we’ve only achieved 1% of what we know we’re capable of. 

Be a part of the project and design your future.

The road to creating stunningly beautiful content begins with a single template, but the journey is made faster with the help of perfect and easily customizable designs that empower users to create the content they need.

Canva recently acquired SlidesCarnival, a free presentation templates and themes website that serves over a million users every month! And we're now looking for an experienced Senior Designer/Design Planner & Reviewer to join the Canva-SlidesCarnival team on a 6 month project basis to support the design team with design brief creation and template design review. You’ll work closely with a small team of vibrant and friendly template designers, directing design, photography and illustration. This is an opportunity to deliver a wide variety of creative campaigns, with freedom to influence design direction, and the chance to create elegant, on-trend designs every day. 
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What you will do

  • Support the design team to produce new templates for SlidesCarnival
  • Produce monthly design briefs according to template priority highlighting the style, audience, and any other nuances.
  • Brief the design team to create beautiful and usable animated and static templates
  • Coordinate and assign briefs to the template designers according to their strengths
  • Provide timely review and feedback to the designers
  • Ensure that new templates produced are inline with trends, patterns and best practices. 
  • Ensure our designers create with usability requirements in mind
  • Research competitors, trends, patterns and best-practises, visual/interaction design inspiration, user and business insights

About you

  • 5+ years experience as an Senior Designer or Art Director creating a diverse range of digital designs
  • A passion for writing simple and clear briefs, with demonstrated experience in commissioning photographers and other creatives
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating your passion for designing clean, elegant, and beautiful designs
  • The confidence to try new things, and a passion for big ideas and storytelling
  • The ability to brief illustrators, photographers and videographers to create beautiful and quality content
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a creative team environment
  • Diligence to hit deadlines, and offer suggestions to streamline and improve team processes
  • (Bonus) basic SEO understanding
  • (Bonus) Experienced with using Canva.
About the team
As Canva continues to scale, so does our user base, and in order to ensure we’re providing fresh, relevant ‘ingredients’ for all of their design needs, we’re continually producing and acquiring new content in the form of photos, graphics, fonts, videos, and more. The mission of the Photos team is to create high-quality, diverse and inspiring photography. One of our biggest goals is to diversify and grow our photo library providing our users with authentic, culturally relevant photos that they can use in their designs. 

We make decisions to engage contractors based on your experience, skills and passion. Please note that contractor-accreditation meetings are conducted virtually. When you signify interest in the Project, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the contractor-accreditation interview process.