Clifford Obrecht

Cliff Orbrecht Director and Co-founder of Canva


After graduating from Mater Dei College in 2002, Cliff was accepted into UWA to study Arts and Education. Upon graduation Cliff worked at Fusion Books for just over five years.  In the early days of starting his business, with his partner and Co-founder Melanie Perkins, Cliff worked as a Secondary school relief teacher. Since 2013 Canva has grown and moved from Perth to Sydney. Canva has an international following and has two offices, employing more than a hundred people. Canva specializes in simplifying the Graphic Design process. This has proved so popular that it is said be growing by 35000 users every day; as of April 2016 their customer base was 1.5 million. To view the their website please follow the link: