CPO and Co-Founder @ Canva: Cameron Adams – Canva’s Unconventional Product Approach That Disrupted the Design Industry

Canva belongs to a small group of products that change how people and brands completely shirt their approach to design. Our guest today, Cameron Adams, is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Canva, he shares how the product was built and how it was able to disrupt the design industry.

He shares what he learned from building a product that would get massive adoption after working on Google Wave, a project which Google shut down because of low Monthly Active Users. He took the unconventional approach of waiting a long time to release the product, to ensure that it would launch a product that users wouldn’t stay with. They courted the press through the power of storytelling and were able to have a big launch and sustain that growth with smaller bloggers covering the tool.

More on Cameron’s story how he came to America and failed to raise the round he’d hoped for, how his other creative endeavors like DJ’ing influence his design and the difference between graphic design and business design on this episode of How I Grew This. Listen now on Apple Podcasts Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher and more.