Canva UX Design Internship (Summer 2019/2020) — Sydney

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 15 million monthly active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 1 billion 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! We're growing rapidly and building a product that users really love -- just check out Twitter!

Design @ 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.

As a UX Design Intern, you will learn from Canva’s Cofounders and designers how to apply design thinking to real user problems. From day one, you will have an opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the product development process. You will have the opportunity to do meaningful work and build features and functionality that impacts millions of users around the world.

What you’ll be doing

  • Partner with senior product designers, product managers, software engineers, and marketers to take a conceptual project idea and turn it into sketches, mockups and end-to-end prototypes through to delivery.
  • Gather feedback from internal stakeholders, users and data to validate designs.
  • Design flows and experiences that are incredibly simple and elegant
  • Collaborate with Canva designers and engineers to apply design patterns, helping to improve and maintain our design system.
  • Visually communicating design solutions using sketching, whiteboarding, or other low-fidelity design techniques
  • Designing the interactions and workflows that go into creating the simple-but-powerful experiences that Canva is renowned for
  • Prototyping the expected user experience using tools such as Figma, Principle, and Framer (or code!) Validating their designs using appropriate user testing techniques
  • Collaborating with senior members of the Product Design team to support the product development process – from conception to release to optimisation.
  • Participating in weekly design critiques to gather feedback, iterating on the designs and pitch your own work.

Minimum qualifications

  • Within 12 months of completing your bachelor’s, master’s or TAFE course in human-computer interaction (HCI),web design, computer science, software engineering, industrial or graphic design or a related field.
  • You have a portfolio of personal projects or case study from inside or outside the classroom showcasing strong visual design, interaction design or user experience with problem-solving orientation. Please provide in a zip file, along with your resume.
  • You can articulate what makes a good product and why.
  • Love to ideate, design, prototype, test, and rapidly iterate on components and systems for continual improvements.
  • Ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision (what we build, not just how it looks)
  • Experience in design tools (for example Sketch and InVision).
  • Strong problem-solving skills with balanced interaction and visual design skills.
  • Communication skills – you should be able to articulate your design decisions.
  • You have the ability to give and receive constructive feedback on design work.
  • Experience in web and mobile application design.
  • This role is not eligible for immigration sponsorship.

Please attach the following documentation in a zip file

  • Your portfolio or case study
  • Resume and cover letter if you wish
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