Former Chief Evangelist of Apple, Guy Kawasaki, has joined Canva and resurrected his famous title from Apple and we couldn’t be more excited.
“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 Canva 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 six months, people have created more than 1.5 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 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 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.
We’re looking forward to even more great things in the future with our new team members adding to the strength of our existing Canva team.
Zach is Head of Communications for Canva, an online platform that makes graphic design simple for everyone. He writes regularly on social media, branding and public relations and has achieved coverage in publications including Mashable, TechCrunch, PandoDaily, NBC, Forbes and The Next Web.