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Freelance Motion Designer - Growth Marketing

We’re constantly working towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone.




We’re constantly working towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community all around the world. We celebrate uniqueness and whatever makes you, you and encourage everyone who wants to help us transform the way the world designs, to join us on this journey. We value all different types of experiences. If you don’t think you quite meet all of the qualifications, we’d still love to hear from you.  

At Canva, our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform. Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and a remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time. 

Since launch in August 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 60 million monthly active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 6 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we want to do.

At Canva, we empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratise design and video, and empower creativity for anyone on any platform. Inspired by a team of talented creatives, an amazing culture, and remarkable growth trajectory—we’re one of the world’s fastest growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are hoping to do! 

If you’d love to create stunning designs that will be seen and loved by 10 million users across 190 different countries, be one of our creative partners! We’re out to change the world, one design at a time.

About the Team

Canva’s Marketing & Engagement Group has a big mission to build the most loved brand in the world! Our success is shaping how we communicate and relate to our community, and guide teams internally to deliver delightful product experiences and communications. 

About the Role

We are looking for Freelance Motion Designers (Production) to support the Creative Team in  producing high-volume, engaging video ads for our various paid marketing campaigns. 

If you’re up for the challenge, you’ll have experience in aspects of motion design including but not limited to ideation, storyboarding, animation, optimizing/resizing and localizing of videos.

What You'll Do...

  • Collaborate with the Growth Marketing Creative Team to produce engaging paid motion design video ads.  You’ll be optimizing these videos in different media platforms (mobile, web, etc.) and channels (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and localizing them to launch the videos in multiple global markets.

  • Creative support the team in accomplishing motion design tasks for  ongoing and upcoming video projects to fulfill deliverables according to timelines

  • Design and create engaging product demos using motion design that inspire surprise and delight to your audience 

  • Produce high-quality and on trend content for each campaign 

  • Maintain and follow best practices for ad creative optimisation and localisation, file handling and management

We'd love it if you have...

  • 2-5+ years experience as a Motion Designer / Video Editor in creating a diverse range of video and animated assets

  • A strong reel demonstrating your passion for design, movement, and editing. We shortlist by reviewing not just your CV but more importantly, your reel, so bring out your best motion design works!

  • Experience in automation and localization of  paid social video ads is a plus. Other platforms using tools such as, or other automation softwares. This is not a requirement, but something that could give you the leverage among other candidates.

  • File management and organization skills for handing over working files

  • Background in UI animation and social media video ads

  • Diligence to always deliver outputs on time, even when you’re creating high-volume video requirements with tight deadlines.

  • The ability to work collaboratively in a creative team environment;

  • Adaptability skills to manage delivery of outputs and work on multiple revisions quickly depending on the campaign needs

  • The confidence to try new things, bring in new ideas and a passion for big ideas and storytelling

When applying to this role, please provide the following:

  • A link to your portfolio 

  • Your availability

  • Your hourly rate

We mean it when we say we want to create a workplace that you love being part of. Our culture is unlike anywhere else and our offices are designed with workspaces for every preference, to help you do the best work of your life.  We recognise that every single person is unique and our workplace benefits aim to ensure we cater for all. Our benefits include: 

  • Flexible hours and a hybrid working model which values work-life balance

  • Our very own Canva University, internal coaching and Employee Support Programs to help you be your best

  • Unique and flexible leave options so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own professional development 

  • An annual Vibe & Thrive Allowance for you to spend as you choose on personal education, wellbeing, home office and social connection

  • Virtual and in-office fitness and yoga classes, an onsite gym and breakfast and lunch prepared at our pet-friendly Sydney office by in-house chefs

  • Canva For Good program matching your not-for-profit donations and a range of sustainability and ethical initiatives to get involved in

  • Support for family and carers including a parental leave policy that prioritises inclusivity, recognising the diverse representations of modern families and supporting work-life balance. 

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. If you’re keen to apply and need reasonable adjustments or would like to note which pronouns you use at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.  

About this role

February 6th, 2022

August 14th, 2021


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Canva is a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content.

Before Canva, creating a professional looking design was a complex process - you had to purchase expensive software; learn how to use it; purchase stock photography and fonts for the software; decide on a layout; slice images; receive photos and content via email; design something; upload and email the pdf only to find revisions needed to be made … and then finally be able to prepare your design for web or print. 

Since launching in August 2013, Canva has been changing the way in which we communicate. Today our design tool has attracted over 15 million happy users across 190 countries, who have collectively created more than 1 billion designs. 

With an integrated marketplace that has both free and paid stock photography, fonts, illustrations, and thousands of templates; a paid subscription that offers the ability to set up a brand kit so users can save their brand colours, fonts and assets, and ensure consistency across their designs; and a print service that gives our users the ability to produce professional prints in a variety of formats and sizes, delivered straight to their doorstep - Canva is disrupting the way we design.

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