Prepress Designer

Canva, Manila

Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software

Canva has grown exponentially with over 15 million users across 190 countries and has been localised into 100+ different languages. As we continue to skyrocket, we aim to provide our millions of users with the most in-demand designs, templates, icons, photos and directing them to Canva as their go-to design platform.

We have launched Canva for Print, one of our biggest initiatives where Canva users get to create beautiful designs on the web and with a few clicks, they get to have their designs printed and delivered to their doorstep! As we continue to expand our Canva for Print service, we are committed in ensuring we provide top-notch support to our users.

We are looking for Prepress Designers whose mission is to promote customer happiness by ensuring all designs created by our users are error-free and are production-ready. This role will significantly help Canva achieve its goal of empowering the world to design by being the bridge between our users and their design needs. This person will be part of the Prepress Review Team for Print and will work closely with the Prepress Lead in Manila.

What you'll do...

  • Performing quality assurance process for pushed designs for print
  • Executing necessary steps to fix errors seen between original design and file exported for print
  • Documenting the issues and the corrections made
  • Preparing files for production and making sure prepressed files are uploaded back into the Canva system
  • Performing preflight processes to make sure there are no errors before sending to print
  • Maintaining accuracy in checking and sending error-free designs for production
  • Meeting with team members on a regular basis to continuously improve the prepress system

You'll love this role if you have...

  • Must be highly proficient in industry standard design software (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) and other applicable programs
  • Ability to work on a 24/7 shifting schedule
  • Love for the technical side of design
  • Strong attention to detail and willingness to learn existing and contribute to creating new workflows
  • Ability to prepare projects for print is essentialStrong project management skills, organisational skills and time-management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to coordinate with team and help with escalating issues to engineers

  • It would also be advantageous if you have:
  • Proficient knowledge of Canva
  • proficient knowledge of prepress and printing standards
  • Proficient knowledge of CMYK, RGB, color modes, conversion
  • Organizational skills, adaptability and composure under fire are equally important
  • Agency or production design experience


  • Equity options
  • In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day
  • Fitness membership allowance
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events
  • Fun and quirky celebrations
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 - 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.

About Canva

About us 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.

Want to learn more about Canva? Visit Canva's website.