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Brand & Communications Designer at Canva

in Surry Hills, NSW

Job description

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 April 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 15 million monthly active users across 179 different countries who have created more than a billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are capable of!

Our Communications Team’s mission is to make Canva a household name across the globe. The team work collaboratively to create and implement integrated communications strategies generating buzz and awareness of Canva. 

We are now looking for a creative and visionary Designer to bring ideas to life in new and inspiring ways. In this role, you'll design across a variety of creative assets such as new brands, media collaterals (infographics, reports), event posters, videos, animations, branded merchandise, landing pages, social media visuals, presentations, and internal materials. 

You will be a master of the visual language with the ability to spot a pixel off from 10 meters. You’ll be able to distill complex ideas into visceral imagery and tell compelling and emotive stories through design. You will be flexible in your time and thinking, willing to contribute to new and exciting ideas, and feel comfortable taking on multiple projects at once. 


Your role ...

  • Produce engaging visual content with the PR and Communications team.
  • This will include collateral for product launches, case studies, internal culture initiatives, events and quirky promotional content for swag and talent acquisition efforts.
  • Produce engaging visual content with the PR and Communications team.
  • This will include collateral for product launches, case studies, and talent acquisition efforts.
  • Produce creative content that sparks Canva’s vibrant internal culture: training and development, health and wellness initiatives, Hackathons, Season Openers, and swag kits.
  • Work with the team to look at new design styles and formats to support wider communications campaigns.
  • Work with our Head of PR and Internal Videographer to develop a content calendar to ensure a constant supply of appealing visual content that help build brand affinity and recognition, as well as a sense of community
  • Collaborate with other product teams across Canva to create campaigns that align with our brand.
  • Take the lead on design projects and act as a mentor for other designers in the team.
  • Active participation in brainstorms and other idea-generating sessions
  • Manage multiple projects and liaise with production suppliers

Experience you'll need

  • 4+ years of experience as a Brand/Visual Designer creating a diverse range of marketing materials.
  • Experience working with brand strategy and applying brand systems across multiple touchpoints.
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating your passion for conceptual thinking, brand systems and beautiful designs.
  • Advanced design sense and mastery of typography, colour, and layouts.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of various design mediums, and how best to leverage them. (Canva will become an integral part of your design toolkit!)
  • The confidence to try new things, and a passion for big ideas and storytelling.
  • 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!

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