11 - Simply Create your own Graphics using Canva with Melanie Perkins

Melanie Perkins is CEO and co-founder of Canva, an online platform that makes graphic design amazingly simple for everyone. Since launching six months ago, more than 1 million designs have been created using Canva by 320,000 users.

Previously, at 19, Melanie founded her first company, Fusion Books, an online design system for schools to create their yearbooks. Fusion Books is now the largest yearbook publisher in Australia and recently expanded to France and New Zealand.


We start the interview discussing their new big announcement that Guy Kawasaki became part of their team!  They actually met through a tweet, so it shows the power of social media.  Click here for full details on this announcement.

Some of the other areas we cover in this interview:

  • Why Canva was created?
  • The use of Canva for Designers
  • Affordable stock images
  • New Pinterest Layouts in Canva
  • Walk-through of the 23-second guide - Video Demo
  • Branding your business through images - consistency
  • Canva's Design Tutorials
  • Pinterest layouts walk-through
  • Her advice: Just dive in and try it!
  • The copy method

To sum it up, Canva saves people time, money, energy!

Direct download: 11_Full_Show_-_Create_Images_with_Canva_-_Interview_-_Melanie_Perkins.mp3
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