Design from Canva ( I did nothing with this one!)

I Love Canva Even More After Hearing Its Birth Story

Barb Dalton
Published in
1 min readJun 19, 2024


If you haven’t already used this free and simple graphic design tool to create unique headline pictures for your stories, you must check Canva out.

For the past year, I’ve used their free version when I can’t find a suitable photograph on Pixabay or Unsplash — or have one of my own.

I recently discovered my work covers the Pro membership. It has oodles more designs and some cool educational features including my fave, mind-mapping.


Did you know the platform was conceived by a 19-year-old Australian woman, Melanie Perkins? It’s known as ‘the biggest startup turned unicorn to come from Down Under’ and is now worth 40 billion dollars!

Even more interesting is that she was rejected over 100 times by investors until she pitched it as “ridiculously simple.”

It takes getting used to, but she’s right!



Barb Dalton
The Daily Cuppa

Mum to 3 humans, 2 fur balls. Kiwi-Canuck. Nursing Instructor by day; rants, reminisces and rhymes by night. Owner of Nursing Notes, 'sharing about caring.'