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Senior Product Designer - Video

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

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Where and how you can work

Our flagship campus is in Sydney. We also have a campus in Melbourne and co-working spaces in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. But you have choice in where and how you work. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you're near one), at home or a bit of both, it's up to you. 

What you’d be doing in this role

As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that's all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you'll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.

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 are 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 Video Group

Video group's vision is to be the go-to video playground for everyone. We make it easy but powerful tools for anyone to create any playable format.

The video editor team pushes the boundaries of video creation through simplifying the complexities that come with tradition video editing, led by research. Working collaboratively to build an inspiring vision, we reimagine how users can unleash their full creativity through dynamic content in a way that feels fun and playful.

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About the role

You will be responsible for Canva's video editor, the core of video product. This will involve simplifying the complexities that come with video editing capabilities, and reimagining how traditional video editing works.
With millions of users using Canva every day, this is an opportunity to redefine visual and animated communication and have a global impact on the way people create content for all platforms supporting video content. 

Video touches almost all parts of Canva's ecosystem since dynamic content and rich media is at the forefront of most visual communication from the workplace, to education, through to social media. In the Video Group, you will quickly become exposed to and have the opportunity to create impact to all moving parts of Canva, working in collaboration with individuals across multiple groups.

Build the best-in-class video editing experience . You'll lead research initiatives and take key findings to inspire new ideas and improve the existing experience.

Strategy & Vision . You'll work closely with the Design Lead and Product Manager to define and articulate the product strategy and vision for the video space.

Develop the product features . You'll impact millions of users by improving and evolving the editor, the heart of our product.

Iterate . You'll gather learnings to iterate through the use of research and data—we have a close relationship with our users which enables us to unearth valuable insights to improve their experience.

The skills & experience that we are looking for

  • Experience conducting user research and usability testing. You're skilled in turning the outcomes into data to drive your design solutions.
  • Video editing enthusiast: You are a designer that enjoys making videos or animations in your spare time, perhaps you have a Youtube Channel or love injecting motion into your prototypes.
  • Interaction Design Experience. You're able to use the appropriate prototyping tools to demonstrate how a particular flow or interaction will work
  • You excel in UI Design. You're driven to create strong visual designs that align with brand and design systems.
  • Problem-first mindset. You're obsessed with identifying gaps/opportunities and enjoy deeply investigating ambiguous problems.
  • End-to-end Product Design Experience. You've designed and shipped multiple products or features across various platforms.
  • Highly Collaborative Approach. You're happiest when working closely with other Designers, Engineers and Product Managers. You value feedback and brainstorming ideas.

Goals that you will achieve

  • Meeting teams and building up relationships within your team and different parts of the business.
  • Understanding the Canva product, our video offering, and how video contributes to the Canva strategy and within the product.
  • Working with data and research to understand our users and identify opportunities for product improvements, particularly around dynamic content and rich media.
  • Empowering anyone in the world to create video content through shipping improvements across the video editor, and addressing key pain points and needs.
  • Working with your team and across the Design Experience supergroup to identify key opportunities to remain competitive within the evolving market, and innovate in the video editing space.

What's in it for you?

Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too. We also offer a stack of benefits to set you up for every success in and outside of work.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:
• Equity packages - we want our success to be yours too
• Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents & carers
• An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance to support your wellbeing, social connection, office setup & more
• Flexible leave options that empower you to be a force for good, take time to recharge and supports you personally

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Other stuff to know

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually. 


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