Adam Schuck

This week we renamed Canva’s largest Slack channels. Up until last week, Canva employees around the world missed out on valuable company-wide announcements that were inadvertently posted to #hq. Now that channel is called #sydney. Naming changes like this might not look like a big deal, but they're part of a wider push at Canva: we’re moving towards a distributed team culture that makes our global team feel more included. Read more...

Melanie Perkins

How do you get a 5 year old startup with over 500 team members to align on the same vision and achieve rocket speed growth? According to Canva co-founder and CEO Melanie Perkins, creating a goal-driven culture within the company starts with throwing out the handbook on team bonding, and looking at quirky ways to motivate your team to set crazy big goals and make them happen. Read more...

Guy Kawasaki

It’s pretty safe to say Canva’s Chief Evangelist Guy Kawasaki has seen it all. From working with Steve Jobs as a software evangelist in Apple’s Macintosh Division to chief of evangelist of all of Apple and then resurrecting the title for Canva, Guy reflects on his journey and shares his tips on how to best make the jump from a traditional corporate environment to that of a startup—and it all starts with changing the way you think. Read more...

Liz McKenzie

All the responsibilities that pile up in a fast growing startup are a bit like possessions at home. Some of them are super important and bring you joy, others just aren’t providing value any more or could be gifted to someone else. In this article, Liz McKenzie tells the story of how she learnt to ‘give away her lego’ and trust others to deliver, forget the make-busy work, and find the ‘spark joy’ at work. Read more...

Sarah Nanclares

As a coach with over 15 years’ experience, Canva’s Sarah Nanclares knows how a positive feedback culture can create a harmonious working environment, where everyone is thriving and reaping the rewards that come from having a tight-knit, empowered team. In this blog, she explains how you, too, can build a positive feedback culture in your organization. Read more...