Creative Lead / Design Director - Italy
ITALY /DESIGN – TEMPLATE & GRAPHIC DESIGN /CONTRACTOR
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The road to creating stunningly beautiful content begins with a single template, but the journey is made faster with the help of perfect and easily customizable designs that empower users to create the content they need.
Canva’s templates team aims to build the world’s best design marketplace with a library of designs that offer our users a wide variety of usable and dynamic content, and to do that, we need the help of talented designers that can create and curate amazing content, but also help pave the way for the future of our template library.
About the Project
Canva is on a mission to democratise design through the localisation of our products -- and one of the ways we’re doing that is by making sure we have a library full of high-quality, market-bespoke contents for all of our key markets. It’s not enough just to have content that is translated from English, we want to be sure that all users have access to content that reflects the design aesthetics and trends in their market.
Working closely with copywriters, illustrators, market growth specialists and localisation specialists, you’ll be overseeing the end-to-end production rollout of the content library for this specific market.
Our template library needs a range of fresh, varied, and beautiful designs - so we’re after self-motivated designers who would love to have room for creative freedom in answering briefs.
We’re interested in engaging a Creative Lead based in Italy on a 3-6 month project where you’ll be creating a multitude of Canva assets including logos, posters, videos, presentations, Instagram stories, social media content (video and static), book covers, banners (video and static) and editorial content.
Direct design on key template projects across the locale-specific projects
Work closely with a vibrant and friendly creative studio, directing design, photography and illustration. This is an opportunity to deliver a wide variety of creative campaigns, with freedom to influence design direction, and the chance to create elegant, on-trend designs every day.
Build our internal team to meet partner needs whilst inspiring and developing our talented freelancers to create high-quality print designs.
Work with the Studio Manager and manage your team in order to execute jobs successfully on deadline and to brief
Brief a design team to create beautiful and usable animated and static templates
Brief and manage the asset creation process with our internal and external sources of imagery, music tracks, video footage, stickers, and animations – so that we have the best assets to work with
Provide design feedback to team members with sensitivity and honesty, helping them to grow and develop their skills
Own curation and quality assurance for templates
Work closely with the team developing Canva’s product – and ensure that our templates evolve with and inform our features
Research competitors, trends, patterns and best-practises, visual/interaction design inspiration, user and business insights
Ensure our designers create with usability requirements in mind
Produce and integrate effective & efficient design practices
Support the team’s scalability through documentation and process improvement.
Experience you will need:
5+ years experience as an Senior Designer or Art Director creating a diverse range of print and digital designs
Experience in and a love for design trends and styles that are specific to Italy
Experience leading a small team of designers, and providing professional support and development for junior and senior designers
A love for print and editorial design, with experience in print production processes, and the ability to prepare files for print flawlessly
A passion for writing simple and clear briefs, with demonstrated experience in commissioning photographers and other creatives
A strong portfolio demonstrating your passion for designing clean, elegant, and beautiful designs
The confidence to try new things, and a passion for big ideas and storytelling
The ability to brief illustrators, photographers and videographers to create beautiful and quality content
The ability to work collaboratively in a creative team environment
Diligence to hit deadlines, and offer suggestions to streamline and improve team processes