Portrait: Melanie Perkins, CEO Canva {Career Contessa Feature} | Sydney Portrait Photographer


A few months ago, I headed to Canva HQ in Surry Hills, Sydney after being approached by Career Contessa to photograph CEO and co-founder Melanie Perkins for their feature piece they were running on the overnight success that Canva has had in the design world.

Stepping in to the funky industrial-feel office space I instantly wanted to work there myself! Thankfully it provided many great photo opportunities with lots of interesting textures, backgrounds and some cool artwork to work with. Melanie was a delight to work with, and given how busy her schedule is, I’m glad we could knock the photo shoot over in less than an hour!

Melanie and her co-founder launched Canva in August 2012, and within the first month had more than 50,000 people sign up to use the platform. Now, two years later they’ve grown to 4 million users. It’s been incredibly popular with marketers, bloggers, graphic designers, and small businesses who need to create lots of visual content and struggle with the existing tools.


To see the full feature including the interview with Melanie – check out the Career Contessa website.

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