Zach Kitschke

Zach Kitschke, Head of People at Canva, explains why you shouldn’t try to copy and paste culture that you see elsewhere. Instead, the key to creating a great culture is focusing your efforts on building a “People System” based on strong values. Building a winning culture really requires understanding what type of company you want to build, and tailoring everything back to that. We’re not and will never be a Blackwater Capital, a Google, or a Bain & Co. We’re Canva, and we want to own that. Read more...

Iain Dowling

One of the great benefits of Canva is the ability to publish your design in many different ways, from printing to Pinterest. On our Product Design team, we call these “publish endpoints” - the potentially limitless ways to take your design from the Canva editor out into the world. As the demand for more publish endpoints continues to grow, Canva product designer Iain Dowling shares how we use a systems-first approach to tackle design challenges in product delivery. Read more...

Josh Leeb-du Toit

Our choice of programming language has the ability to change the way we view a problem and how we interact with it. In this blog, Canva engineer Josh Leeb-du Toit explains why he’s looking into Rust, and how exploring new languages can benefit you in the long run. Read more...

Job Buenazedacruz

Job Buenazedacruz got her start on inclusive design with her Industrial Design thesis, the UNA Blind-friendly Toy Kitchen — a toy that can be enjoyed not just by sighted children but also by those who are blind. As one of the drivers of Canva’s accessibility projects, Job tells us how her personal and professional journey with inclusive design inspired her to incorporate the same principles at Canva. Read more...

Melanie Perkins

Following your dreams can be difficult on its own, and even harder when you’re faced with people constantly telling you ‘no’. With so many reasons to quit, sometimes throwing in the towel seems like the only way out. In this blog post, Canva CEO and co-founder Melanie Perkins shares her thoughts on how she overcame negativity on her way to building one of the world’s most successful companies. Read more...