Anna Guerrero is head of Marketplace at Canva, an online design and publishing tool which makes graphic design simple for everyone. Since launching in 2013, Canva has grown to over 15 million users across 190 countries, with more than 1 billion designs created, at 36 designs per second. Today Canva is growing from strength the strength, with over 600 team members across 3 offices in Sydney, Manila and Beijing, working together on a mission to empower everyone to create beautiful designs.
In this conversation, Anna talks about Canva’s recent acquisition of community photo sharing sites, Pixabay and Pexels.
Geetesh: What do the Pixabay and Pexels acquisitions mean for Canva? What synergies do you see that will benefit Canva users?
Anna: Canva’s mission has always been to empower the world to design, and photography is an important part of that. Pexels and Pixabay have worked hard to make beautiful photography, which has traditionally been an expensive and out of reach asset for many people, accessible to everyone. The partnership won’t just mean thousands of new free photos available to Canva users, it will mean Pexels and Pixabay’s contributors get access to a growing audience who will love and use their work.
Geetesh: Will this acquisition effect users of Pixabay or Pexels, who want to use visual content from these sites on non-Canva platforms, such as a blog post or a document?
Anna: The acquisition will not impact Pexels and Pixabay’s missions at all. They will continue to work with their talented communities to provide the world’s best free content platforms for every type of project.