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Product Design Group Lead - Learning Experiences

Canva

Canva

Product, Design
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Job Description

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

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Thanks for stopping by. We know job hunting can be a little time consuming and you're probably keen to find out what's on offer, so we'll get straight to the point.

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, we trust our Canvanauts to choose the balance that empowers them and their team to achieve their goals.

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.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Coaching and leadership. At Canva, we call managers "coaches" to reflect the supportive relationship we want you to have with your direct reports. As a Group Product Design Lead, you'll support 3-5 designers through 1:1 coaching, shaping projects, providing feedback, setting career goals, and conducting impact reviews. This is also a player-coach role, meaning you'll stay hands-on with tasks like designing end-to-end flows, conducting user research, or leading projects from start to finish.
  • Vision and strategy. Clearly defining the design vision, strategy and roadmap for the Learning Experience group and senior stakeholders, creating clarity through your communication by simplifying complex things.
  • Scaling the Product Design team. Planning for future design resourcing needs within your group leads in your triad.
  • Prioritisation. Taking broad, conceptual ideas and collaborating with Product Managers and Engineering Leads to ensure that the team prioritises the most valuable features.
  • Research. Deeply understanding competitors, trends, patterns, best practices, UX design inspiration, and user and business insights.
  • Shaping and establishing design processes. By driving design best practices, you'll enable more significant impact and efficiency across the team.
  • Setting a high-quality bar for design. You strongly advocate for ensuring clean, elegant, and usable design. You can provide guidance and feedback to continually raise our bar for quality.

You're probably a match if you have

  • A strong background in end-to-end product design. You have a track-record of tackling complex problems and delivering simple, elegant solutions. You've designed and shipped multiple products or features across various platforms. Ideally, you have experience designing in tools such as Figma.
  • Experience coaching product designers. You’re known for the coaching skills you bring to the table. You’re able to rally a team around a vision, create individual progression plans for your team members and champion your team every step of the way.
  • Effective communication skills. You have experience communicating future design directions with stakeholders and inspiring positive action within your team to bring the vision to life.
  • Strong visual communication skills. You have experience communicating ideas and information that visually inspire, influence and tell a compelling story.
  • A collaborative approach. You have experience working closely with other Designers, Engineers and Product Managers. You value feedback and brainstorming ideas.
  • Stakeholder management skills. You have experience dealing with broad stakeholder groups and know when to bring the right people together to achieve common goals.
  • Strong engineering literacy. You have experience working with engineers unpacking feasibility and making trade-offs where required.
  • A growth mindset. You're eager to learn and develop your skills whilst having fun along the way!


About the team

The Learning Experience Group is on a mission to empower creativity in every learner. This year, our group is doubling down on several critical initiatives to help us achieve our company-level strategy of getting Canva into every classroom and Campus.

So far we’ve launched our K-12 and Campus products and entered the world of workplace learning with ‘Courses’ but this is just the beginning of our journey. As the Group Product Design lead joining the Learning Experiences Group, you will help us drive towards making Canva a household name in every classroom, school, campus and workplace.

We are searching for an experienced product design leader to help us lead the design direction and UX strategy for our Learning Experiences Group in Canva. This includes defining and delivering end-to-end experiences that empower learners of all ages and abilities.

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 range 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

Check out lifeatcanva.com for more info.

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.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at Canva so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you!

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.