Former Apple Chief Evangelist Guy Kawasaki joins online design company Canva

SYDNEY, April 16, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —

SYDNEY, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --

  • Guy Kawasaki joins Australian startup Canva as Chief Evangelist
  • In his new role, Mr. Kawasaki will establish an evangelist program and help Canva grow globally
  • People have created more than one million designs using of Canva

Sydney, Australia04/16/14 Former Chief Evangelist of Apple, Guy Kawasaki, has joined Canva and resurrected his famous title from Apple. Canva is an online graphic design platform used to create designs for Web and print including social media graphics, presentations, posters, blog graphics and invitations.

"Macintosh democratized computers; Google democratized information; and eBay democratized commerce. In the same way, Canva democratizes design," said Mr. Kawasaki. "You don't get many chances to democratize an industry, so I seized the opportunity to work for Canva."

The renowned author, entrepreneur, and startup advisor will develop an evangelism program for the company and help it grow internationally. Mr. Kawasaki said, "I was an early adopter of Canva and used it to create graphics for my social media posts and email newsletters. After making contact with Canva's founders, I was enchanted by the company's vision and desire to change the world." Mr. Kawasaki will also become an investor in the company.

"In seven months, people have created more than one million designs using Canva. We're incredibly excited to welcome Guy onboard as Canva's Chief Evangelist," said Canva CEO Melanie Perkins. "It's an amazing endorsement of the Canva vision to have someone of his caliber join our team."

"We have become a daily tool for many bloggers, marketers and small business owners. It's a testament to our team's hard work that we're seeing 100,000 new designs created every week by more than 330,000 users," she said.

To add to Canva's social-media firepower, Peg Fitzpatrick will also join Canva. Prior to this, she worked with Mr. Kawasaki as his social-media architect, and she was the cofounder of the 12 Most website. She will become Canva's Head of Social Strategy.


About Canva

Canva makes it amazingly simple for everyone to create professional quality graphic designs. Its online design platform brings together a simple drag-and-drop design tool and a library of more than one million photographs, graphics and fonts, allowing anyone to take an idea and present it beautifully in print or online.

Canva can be used to design almost anything: presentations, posters, blog content, cards, online marketing materials, invitations, flyers and so much more. For more information on Canva, visit the website or follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram or Pinterest.

Media Contact: Zach Kitschke, Canva, +61400029077, Email Contact

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