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Creative Technologist (Web) - Relocate to Australia



London, UK
Posted on Friday, June 21, 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. 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, which will likely evolve over time

  • You will apply a blend of design skills and software development skills to explore, prototype, and build experiences that define the future of how people interact with content in Canva.
  • You will work creatively through and around perceived limitations and/or challenges to create delightful customer experiences.
  • You will partner with Product Designers and researchers to explore and implement user experiences.
  • You will partner with engineers to build out testing capabilities and ensure work can be translated into production.
  • You will develop documentation and processes for the team to use
  • You will mentor more junior Creative Technologists
  • You will contribute to the growth and development of the Creative Technology subspecialty

You’re probably a match if you have

  • A portfolio of interaction design work built-in front-end technologies
  • Experience delivering detailed, high-quality interactive experiences with a deep passion for code and creativity.
  • 6+ years of experience with front-end technologies for prototyping (HTML, CSS, JS + React)
  • Experience collaborating with designers, engineers, and non-technical stakeholders to drive solutions that synthesise product, design, and technical requirements
  • An aptitude and a desire to pick up new technologies, playing around with them, and finding unique ways to use them.
  • It would be a plus if you also have:
    • Experience in understanding and using back-end or data services.
    • Experience prototyping AI user experiences

About the Creative Technology team

You’ll be part of the The Creative Technology Team – a small group of highly technical, design-led creatives. We work in an exceptionally collaborative environment, usually beside Product Designers, Marketers and Engineers to help solve technical design and interaction problems with code.

You’ll code quick and scrappy prototypes to solve novel UX problems, build highly impactful internal design and visual communication tools, and create world-class digital and physical interactive experiences for events and Marketing and Brand.

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 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.