Canva was started by Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht and Cameron Adams in 2012. prior to Canva, Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht co-founded Fusion Books, an Australian company that produced yearbooks for schools.
Cameron Adams, who has a background in web design, joined the team to help with the technical side of things. The three entrepreneurs noticed that there was a lack of easy-to-use design tools available online, so they decided to create their own.
Canva was originally built as a simple way for people to create designs for their yearbooks. However, the team quickly realized that the platform could be used for much more than that.
Since then, Canva has been constantly evolving. We’ve added new features, templates and integrations, and we now have over 10 million users from all over the world.