Canva, Empower Fortune China 500 to Design and Collaborate Online


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July 20, 2021 – Fortune China has officially unveiled the Fortune 500 China list for 2021, a list that includes Chinese companies listed both inside and outside of China and ranks the top 500 based on their performance in 2020.

Canva, the world’s leading online design platform, has created posters for 10 Fortune China 500 companies – including Sinopec, which has been on the top of the list for 12 consecutive years, Nongfu Spring, a new entry of the Fortune China 500, Sinopharm, an important force in the global fight against COVID-19 pandemic, and hot Internet companies such as Xiaomi, Meituan and Alibaba.  

Information and data can help people sense the sheer size of these leading companies, while creative visuals could better engage people’s emotions and makes it easier for the audience to see how they are related to the businesses of those corporate giants. 

“This is the second time that Canva China collaborated with Fortune China to create posters for the Fortune China 500 companies.  This year, the illustrators focused on the people in the Fortune China 500 companies, featuring the electric construction workers, medical workers, Internet engineers, designers, delivery workers, water carriers, photovoltaic researchers and installers in their workplaces, combined with trending themes in China, including “online economy”,“new energy vehicle”, “carbon neutrality”?and“fighting COVID-19”. With either grandiose or focused scene compositions, magical yet vivid coloring, the illustrators showcased different aspects Fortune China 500 companies.” Elisa Ma, the Head of Communication from Canva China, explained.

Founded in Sydney, Australia, Canva’s core product democratizes design for everyone. The users around the world can access the Canva platform from any internet device, create and share designs anytime, anywhere. Currently, Canva has 55 million monthly active users worldwide. In the past 18 months, the Company’s valuation has risen from $3.2 billion to $15 billion, making it one of the fastest growing software companies in the world, and its co-founder Melanie Perkins has been listed in Fortune’s global 40 under 40 in Tech.

Canva lowers or even eliminates design barriers in some area is because professional illustrators, photographers, designers and engineers have taken care of the challenging technical aspects of design. With an easy and simple online operation, anyone can create rich visual designs with templates, images, illustrations, graphics, videos and music for a wide range of scenarios provided by Canva. Canva’s mission is to “Empower the World to Design”. The Company encourages employees to set crazy goals, and made Canva an online design platform accessible to anyone interested in designing. 

Any individual or corporate entity, be it large corporations that need to have teams collaborating on line or creative studios working on small projects, could unleash their creative potentials. For corporations, the fact that hundreds or even thousands of people collaborate online concurrently to complete a design is in itself rather amazing. Users worldwide, including China, have created 250 million designs on Canva for presentations alone.

Cliff Obrecht, Co-Founder and COO of Canva, said, “Canva is an easy-to-use design and visual creation tool. We are also a small startup, with a vision to join forces with the employees, teams, and even entire companies of the Fortune Global 500 and Fortune China 500 to harness the visual creativity of each individual and empower them to present their work visually, to inspire internal colleagues and external partners to enhance brand building in the democratized media era, to develop new work relationship triggered by COVID-19 pandemic, to manage costs and improve efficiency in a world full of economic uncertainty, and ultimately to drive business growth”.


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