Oct 22, 2021

Senior Brand Designer - Brand Studio Manila

  • Canva
  • Manila

Job Description

We’re constantly working towards making Canva the best place to work, 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 all around the world. We celebrate uniqueness and whatever makes you, you and encourage everyone who wants to help us transform the way the world designs, to join us on this journey. We value all different types of experiences. If you don’t think you quite meet all of the qualifications, we’d still love to hear from you.  
About UsAt Canva, 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 a remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time. 
Since launch in August 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 60 million monthly active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 6 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we want to do.
About the teamCanva’s in-house creative team is on a mission to make Canva the most loved brand in the world. We work from concept to creation on world-class creative across brand communications, marketing campaigns, editorial content and production.
As part of this team you’ll help create a brand that communicates our purpose, defines perception and awareness locally and globally, and puts a spotlight on our diverse community– ensuring they receive a human, inspiring and empowering experience.
We move fast here at Canva, and this role will certainly keep you on your toes. We are looking for someone who loves to get stuff done. You’re who we want to work with if you can balance your brilliant creative streak with ruthless prioritisation that moves projects rapidly along.
We believe in attracting and nurturing world-class talent with a focus on diversity, community, career development – and doing the best work of our lives.
About the roleThe Senior Brand Designer will work closely with the Brand Studio Manila Squad, which is primarily responsible for ensuring internal and external initiatives contributing to the PH country goals are of high quality and on-brand. The graphic designer will prioritize and provide design support to PH teams -  PH Growth, People, Recruitment, VIbe, Canva U, HR Ops, PH Socials, and Community.
About the candidateComfortable with chaos. You can find solutions even without perfect precedents or direction, and map out a path to clarity and execution. You can work out ways to achieve the impossible and ride through change like a boss. 
Eager to learn and evolve. From creative craft to leadership skills to market trends – you never stop pushing into the next big challenge. You work alongside people who are better than you at some things. To you this isn’t a threat, but an inspiring opportunity to learn and grow.
You think and act as We, not Me. We’re all in this together. You love nothing more than to collaborate and build trusted relationships with your team, ensuring everyone is empowered to do the best work of their life, and having the best time doing it. 
Right brain, left brain. Your head is in the clouds while your feet are on the ground. You balance creative and strategic excellence, flipping between big picture thinking and pixel-perfect craft without jeopardizing the quality of either.
You’re a fantastic communicator. Your communication skills help you work cross-functionally with other teams. You brainstorm concepts and facilitate workshops. You give and receive constructive feedback and can clearly articulate how creative work can be improved, mentoring others to deliver their best work.
A bias for action. You’re happy to roll up your sleeves and muck in. No task is too small (or big!) if it helps the team around you to be more effective, and rallies them to achieve their goals faster.
Always striving for your best. You’re a talented creative with amazing design chops, yet you never stop pursuing excellence in yourself and in your work – “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” 

What you’ll do…

  • Create designs for projects that directly impact country-specific goals and campaigns
  • Collaborate with the Brand Studio Manila Creatives ( Designers, Art Directors, Copywriters and Motion Designers)  to produce graphic, static, and video related projects and campaigns, from brainstorming, research, pre-production to post-production
  • Looking after designs for all of our on-brand internal and external content for Canva PH
  • Help contribute/update guidelines and playbooks for various PH teams’ initiatives
  • Help contribute/update other on-brand materials for PH campaigns
  • Research and lead design directions for our internal and external projects and PH marketing campaigns.

We’d love it if you have...

  • 2-3+ years of experience as a Graphic Designer creating a diverse range of assets, content creation, and campaigns
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating your passion for graphic design, branding, and advertising
  • Good grasp of brand thinking, can easily understand the Canva visual language and tone of the brand
  • A Strong sense of grid structure and text hierarchy
  • The ability to adapt brand guidelines to multiple uses
  • Strong visual communication skills, layout experience from typography and color theory which you can use effectively in producing engaging creative outputs
  • The confidence to try new things, and has a passion for big ideas and storytelling
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a creative team environmentDiligence to hit deadlines, and offer suggestions to streamline and improve team processes
  • A working knowledge in Advance Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Knowledge in Canva (editor) is a bonus!

Competencies for success

  • We shortlist by reviewing not just your CV but more importantly, your portfolio. Quality over quantity matters more to us – so bring out your best motion design works!
  • You work well under pressure. You can work with tight requirements and work around tight deadlines  
  • 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!


Hear more about our culture, the work we do in the Design specialty, straight from our Manila Designers!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.
We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. If you’re keen to apply and need reasonable adjustments or would like to note which pronouns you use at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.