Melanie Perkins is CEO and co-founder of Canva, an online visual communication and collaboration platform with a mission to empower the whole world to design. Since launching in 2013, Canva has grown to over 110 million users across more than 190 countries, with more than 15 billion designs created.
Melanie started her first company at the age of 19, creating an online design tool for creating school yearbooks. As the company grew and design became an increasingly universal need across almost every industry, Melanie went on to launch what would later become the first version of Canva.
In 2021, Melanie launched the Canva Foundation, announcing her commitment to donate the vast majority of her wealth and equity in Canva for philanthropic causes.