At Canva our mission is to make beautiful design possible for everyone by transforming the way corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, and educators work all over the world. Through this democratisation of design, we aim to have a significant positive impact on society.
Since launch in August 2013, we have grown exponentially. We are one of the world’s fastest growing startups and the journey has only just begun. Joining Canva now means you become an integral part of this adventure.
Our culture is unlike anywhere else and our offices are designed and constantly improved to let you do great work. We mean it when we say it is important to us that we create a workplace that you love coming to.
We take great pride in designing a product and an encompassing experience that users really love. Just check out our Twitter stream. Your colleagues at Canva — like you — enjoy being the best at their craft and coming together as a team to create something world-class.
Aside from thousands of professionally designed layouts, Canva is also home to millions of vectors for our users to use in their designs. Vectors play a big part in creating good design. Thousands of new vectors are uploaded in the Canva library every week to ensure we are regularly providing fresh and diverse content for our users. As an illustrator, your task is to ensure that these vectors are high-quality and appropriate for our users and the platform.
As a freelance designer, you will:
Create unique and original templates for various teams, themes, and topics
Produce illustrations and animated assets in different styles with high technique and quality while meeting user needs
Review vectors in a high-volume, deadline-oriented environment following Canva’s style and technical guidelines
Approve or edit vector titles and keywords for accuracy and impact
Curate vector collections for current design trends
Graphic design, illustration, and/or animation experience (graphic designer, illustrator, animator, multimedia artist)A strong understanding of graphic design and illustration fundamentals (visual and technical style)
Has an eye for current aesthetic trends, and understands how popular culture works and shapes society’s visual language
Has a strong stylistic approach. Beyond trends, this designer should have a strong foundation in what makes a good design, based on design principles and elements
A proven ability to select/create highly relevant, usable illustrations and animated assets with high quality and style variation
Visualizes various unique design combinations from a set of pre-selected components
Understands user thinking and interaction to improve usability
Must have an online portfolio with layout design and/or illustration samples
Must be skilled with Adobe programs, especially Adobe Illustrator (Adobe Animate is a plus)
Equipment: Computer/Laptop (with hi-res screen preferrably) and high-speed internet
Canva is currently one of Australia’s hottest technology startups and has been the ranked #1 Australian Workplace in Technology by JobAdvisor for the second year in a row. 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!
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.
At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our platform combines a drag-and-drop design tool with a stock library of over 1 million photographs, illustrations and imagery. You can also choose from hundreds of professional templates to create social media graphics, presentations, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.
Our mission is to make design simple for everyone. Driven 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.