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Type of site
Design software
Slogan(s) "Amazingly simple graphic design software"
Commercial Yes
Launched 2012

Canva is a free graphic-design tool website, founded in 2012. It has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts.[1][2][3] It is used by non-designers as well as professionals.[1][4] The tools can be used for both web and print media design and graphics.[5]

The company was founded 1 January 2012 in Australia.[6] The website rapidly became popular, with more than 750,000 users in its first year.[7] Social-media and technology expert Guy Kawasaki joined the company as chief evangelist in April 2014.[8]


  1. ^ a b Perez, Sarah. "Canva Launches A Graphic Design Platform Anyone Can Use". Tech Crunch. 26 August 2013.
  2. ^ Lancet, Yaara; Zukerman, Erez. "Canva review: Free tool brings much-needed simplicity to design process". PC World. 7 January 2014.
  3. ^ Swallow, Erica. "Canva Makes Great Design More Accessible". Forbes. 18 November 2013.
  4. ^ Handley, Ann (2014). Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content. John Wiley & Sons. p. 275. 
  5. ^ Hoisington, Corinne (2014). Technology Now: Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts. Cengage Learning. p. 11-20. 
  6. ^ Canva: Overview Crunchbase. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  7. ^ Campbell, Rebekah (15 September 2014). "The Problem With Going Into Business With a Friend". New York Times. 
  8. ^ Pankaj, Mishra. Canva Raises $3 Million To Make Design Accessible To Everyone Tech Crunch. 16 April 2014.

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