19 Sep, 2021

Product Designer - Teams Product

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  • Remote
Full time Creative-Design

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 Us

At 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 Canva

At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. 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 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 50 million active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 4 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are hoping to do!

About the Product Design team

One of the principles of our design team is to ‘show the future’. As designers we transport the rest of the company into a future we’re yet to build. A big part of the role of a product designer at Canva is to be a visionary—visualising and reinventing the future of design. 

Product designers at Canva take the dream and make it something everyone can relate to and rally behind. We start from the very early stages: finding the right problem to tackle, exploring ideas for how to solve it and then refining it into a coherent solution. Our product designers carry out research, brainstorming, sketching, prototyping, and collaboration with our engineers to ship great products.  We are empathetic user advocates and respect our users’ opinions through interviews, usability testing, and data analysis, as well as wireframing, flowcharting, and journey mapping to show the different stages that customers go through as they come into contact with Canva.

About the group you’ll be joining 

The Teams Product group is on a mission to inspire everyone to create together. This year, our group is doubling down on a number of critical initiatives to help us achieve our company level strategy of driving teams and collaboration in Canva. We want to make Canva the tool that every team big and small wants to use to collaborate and communicate in everyday - from the classroom to the workplace.

So far we’ve launched a range of collaborative capabilities but this is just the beginning of our journey. As a product designer joining the Teams Product group, you will help us drive towards making Canva a household name in every team.


Goals you'll achieve in the first 6-12 months 

0-6 month goals

• Meeting teams and building up relationships with different parts of the business

• Understanding the Canva product, our Teams offerings and our 2021 strategy

• Working with research to understand our users, and identify opportunities for collaboration/content management

6-12 month goals

• Envisioning and painting a path forward for how teams collaborate or manage their content

• Defining how we can unlock users who don’t have a Canva account to collaborate with their team (anonymous collaboration)

• Optimising our sharing experiences to drive the next level of Canva’s viral growth

About You

We are searching for an experienced Product Designer to help us lead the design direction and UX strategy for our teams product in Canva where you would own lead either collaboration or content management. This includes defining and delivering end-to-end experiences that empower our users to move work forward through collaboration with their teams or manage their content. Your sphere of ownership could include how our users:

• Collaborate in real-time: creating delightful and performant experiences that communicate the presence of two to hundreds of people working together inside the same document at the same time.

• Comment: creating seamless experiences for collaborators to provide rich contextual feedback while editing documents, and assigning tasks to team members for follow-up.

• Document share: continuing to push to how we can grow the number of people sharing links to view documents online.

• Collaborate on projects: bringing real-time collaboration experiences to Canva’s folders to supercharge them into collaborative workspaces.

• Organise all of their documents and content in Canva;

• Manage both their personal and work related projects with clarity and ease;

• Structure their projects to collaborate with teammates effectively and enjoyably;

…plus more!

You will not only have the opportunity to optimise existing teams experiences in Canva but also the opportunity to define new and innovative collaborative experiences that truly empower creativity, work and learning. You will work with designers, product managers and engineers across the Teams Product Group, Businesses and Education Supergroup, and Canva, and have a team-focused design mentality. You are excited for and have experience in leveraging every aspect of the user-centered design process to tackle challenging user problems and are comfortable collaborating with and influencing stakeholders across Canva to achieve alignment and buy-in.

Experience you'll have:

  • 4+ years of professional UX/product design experience, ideally with experience designing collaboration software for teams OR an interest in collaboration software
  • A portfolio that demonstrates experience in product thinking where you have previously shipped UX/UI design for digital products.
  • You are a designer that is constantly inspired—motivating those around you through your passion and drive for what you do.
  • You are excited by regularly coming up with new ideas, shipping new products and features that address your users’ real needs. 
  • You shine through your designs—creating user flows and wireframes that simplify user interactions 
  • You are eager to visually communicate your ideas through prototypes to test with users.  
  • You thrive in a collaborative workplace; partnering with other designers, engineers, product developers and other disciplines throughout the company.
  • 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 a problem solver that’s excited by a challenge. You enjoy sitting in a room and whiteboarding ideas to confidently come up with simple, elegant solutions that everyone can move forward with.  
  • You are an empathetic user advocate that values the backing of research and data analysis when it comes to designing modern solutions. 
  • 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.

Canva Information

Canva is currently one of Australia’s hottest technology startups and has been ranked Australia’s #1 place to work.

We mean it when we say we want to create a workplace that you love coming to. Our culture is unlike anywhere else and our offices are designed with workspaces for every mood, to help you do great work. At Canva you can be part of a company that is growing rapidly, building a product that users really love.

Psst -We have two in-house chefs that whip up amazing breakfasts and lunches for the whole team - check out what's cooking at: https://instagram.com/canvalife

Being a Force for good.

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.  

Remote Status

100% Remote | Work From Home

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