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...

Joscha Feth

Visual regression testing can either make a developer’s eyes sparkle with joy or darken with rage. The difference usually comes down to how the process is set up within your company. Automated visual regression testing is a new and exciting field, but that means that there's no industry standard, and most other companies have their own makeshift processes. In this post, Joscha Feth describes how Canva has rolled out visual regression testing, and how it's helped us. Read more...