Melanie PerkinsĀ 

Thursday May 19th at 1pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time

We co-founded Canva in 2012 with the aim to make graphic design accessible to anyone. As I watched many of my fellow uni students I used to teach struggle with complicated desktop software, I realised there had to be a better way to design. We launched our first business, Fusion Books to change how school yearbooks were designed and then we expanded it to the whole design industry with Canva. We set out to enable everyone to create beautiful designs - regardless of if they have ever had design experience. Canva launched just under three years ago and we now have more than ten million users and are growing fast.

Ask your questions by posting a comment below and Mel will jump in Thursday and answer all of them.

Niki's note: Canva is building one of the truly stunning companies we have here in Australia; reshaping an entire industry and opening it up to a vastly wider market. We've been privileged to have seen the journey unfold from the very beginning at Blackbird and for the most exceptional of you reading this, there is no better way to spend your talents (they're hiring). Also come along and hear Mel speak at The Sunrise on Monday, May 30th. Tix here:


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