13 episodes

'Design Surfaces' - where creativity meets conversation! Hosted by Andrew Green, Canva's Head of Design, this podcast explores the diverse and impactful work of the different surface areas at Canva. Each episode features an intimate conversation with a designer, unveiling their unique journeys, inspirations and the fascinating stories behind their craft.

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'Design Surfaces' - where creativity meets conversation! Hosted by Andrew Green, Canva's Head of Design, this podcast explores the diverse and impactful work of the different surface areas at Canva. Each episode features an intimate conversation with a designer, unveiling their unique journeys, inspirations and the fascinating stories behind their craft.

    E13: CJ, Discovery Design Lead

    E13: CJ, Discovery Design Lead

    In this episode of Design Surfaces, Andrew Green chats to Canva’s Discovery Design Lead, CJ on the nature and complexity of search design. They discuss the role of algorithms and the importance of thinking about the discovery journey that the user needs. They offer their thoughts on the evolution of designers toward behavioural design. CJ delves into her leadership philosophy and the importance of putting people in a position of autonomy to do their best work at Canva.



    Find your dream job at https://www.lifeatcanva.com/en/jobs/

    Follow Andrew Green on ⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠Follow Canva on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠⁠@CanvaLife⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok⁠⁠

    • 21 min
    E12: Cat van der Werff, Executive Creative Director

    E12: Cat van der Werff, Executive Creative Director

    Andrew Green sits down with Canva’s Executive Creative Director, Cat van der Werff in this episode of ‘Design Surfaces’. Tune in as they discuss the evolution of the Canva brand, the beauty of stepping away to gain fresh perspectives and Canva’s philosophy of ‘handing over your lego’. They also touch on the art of balancing chaos with cadence, championing gender diversity and the power of listening.





    Find your dream job at https://www.lifeatcanva.com/en/jobs/



    Follow Andrew Green on ⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠Follow Canva on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠⁠@CanvaLife⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok⁠⁠

    • 41 min
    E11: Candy Mattiske, Content Creative Design Lead

    E11: Candy Mattiske, Content Creative Design Lead

    Andrew Green is back! Join him as he chats to Content Creative Lead, Candy Mattiske about Canva’s transformative role in representation and diversity in design, always coming back to fundamental design philosophies and the essence of user-centric creativity. They offer unique career advice for young creatives breaking into the industry and discuss how generative AI can be used to help, not hinder, design flows.





    Find your dream job at https://www.lifeatcanva.com/en/jobs/



    Follow Andrew Green on ⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠Follow Canva on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠⁠@CanvaLife⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok⁠⁠

    • 33 min
    E10: Lucy Datyner, Content Strategy & Experience Design Lead

    E10: Lucy Datyner, Content Strategy & Experience Design Lead

    In this episode of Design Surfaces, Sally Woellner chats to Canva’s Content Strategy & Experience Design Lead, Lucy Datyner. They explore themes central to creativity, motivation, and leadership within the design community. By highlighting the importance of community collaboration, unpacking the secrets of motivating design teams and embracing diverse perspectives, this is a must-listen for anyone looking to ignite their passion for design!





    Find your dream job at https://www.lifeatcanva.com/en/jobs/

    Follow Canva on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠⁠@CanvaLife⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok⁠⁠

    • 37 min
    E9: Claire Say, Product Designer for Print Platform

    E9: Claire Say, Product Designer for Print Platform

    Join takeover host Sally Woellner and Claire Say, a product designer from Canva’s Print Platform team as they discuss the incredible opportunities of Canva’s Graduate Program, embracing feedback and failure for growth and the unique challenges faced by the Print surface area. A crucial listen for aspiring designers, creatives and university students alike!





    Find your dream job at https://www.lifeatcanva.com/en/jobs/

    Follow Canva on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠⁠@CanvaLife⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok⁠⁠

    • 32 min
    E8: Val Watkins, Content Designer

    E8: Val Watkins, Content Designer

    Design Surfaces takeover host, Sally Woellner dives into the art of naming and the synergy between visual design and language with self-proclaimed ‘Word Nerd’ & Content Designer, Val Watkins! Explore the creativity behind product names, the joy language sparks, and pathways into content design. This episode unveils the magic of words in shaping user experiences, highlighting multidisciplinary collaboration at Canva.





    Find your dream job at https://www.lifeatcanva.com/en/jobs/

    Follow Canva on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠⁠@CanvaLife⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok⁠⁠

    • 38 min

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