Canva is an online Graphic Design tool that originated in Perth, Western Australia.
Canva began in 2007 when co-founders Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht created an online platform for making school yearbooks. This platform was Fusion Yearbooks – a business that is still going strong today. Perkins and Obrecht knew that their platform could extend beyond yearbooks and shortly after they met their third co-founder, Cameron Adams. The trio created Canva as it is today.
How it works:
Canva operates a “Freemium” service. This means that users can access their platform for free and start designing. There are limitations with some designs/downloads. Users can subscribe to their platform for full access. Subscriptions start at $13.99 per month. As of October 2019, Canva was valued at 3.2 billion dollars.