UX / UI Designer at Canva
Beijing, CN
At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone on any 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 10 million users across 190 different countries who have created more than 400 million 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!
On August 15, 2018, we launched Canva China, a huge milestone which has made us one step further to achieving our mission. Canva China products are not simply a localized version of Canva globally, but a product portfolio that captures the design needs and user experience for Chinese users.
Product design at Canva
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.

What we look for

  • Work closely with global product teams and China key management stakeholders to create excellent user experiences throughout the Canva platform, particularly for China users.
  • Implement and iterate on UX Designs & flows creating wireframes and UX mockups/prototypes to articulate the desired experience to a wide audience.
  • Analyze requirements and reduce them to their essential problem.
  • Brainstorm solutions to problems with their cross-functional team members.
  • Understand the various use cases to ensure we are delivering on a compelling and intuitive user experience for all users.
  • Visually communicate design solutions using sketching, whiteboarding, or other low-fidelity design techniques.
  • Design the interactions and workflows that go into creating the simple-but-powerful experiences that Canva is renowned for.
  • Prototype the expected user experience using tools such as Invision, Principle, and Framer (or code!). Validating their designs using appropriate user testing techniques.

Experience you'll have

  • You have at least 4 years experience in a Product Design, UX role with a portfolio that demonstrates experience in product thinking where you have previously shipped UX/UI design for digital products.
  • You have 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.