"AI is not going away" – Canva founder Cliff Obrecht on the future of design

Canva has had an eventful few months. In March, the Australian design platform unveiled a whole suite of new branding templates and AI-powered tools, with its Magic Edit feature enjoying particular popularity on TikTok. And now, hot off the heels of its acquisition of Flourish, the company has introduced a host of new data visualisation tools. Along with these new features, Canva also this month shared plans to rapidly accelerate growth in Europe.

We visited Canva's brand new London campus, the company's first European hub, and spoke to founder Cliff Obrecht about what sets Canva apart from the competition (including the likes of Adobe Creative Cloud) and, of course, the future of AI in design. For the latest lowdown on the design tool, check out our Canva review.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.