This Journalist Put Learning First to Become CMO of Canva

Zach Kitschke has been with the graphic design platform since its founding

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It’s a tale as old as startups: One day you’re going through the motions at work. The next, your company has run out of money and you’re left looking for a new job.

That’s the position Zach Kitschke was in nine years ago. At the time, he was writing about technology and startups for From Little Things, a news site in Australia, but was on the hunt for a new role just six months later when the company was sold.

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This story first appeared in the Aug. 1, 2022, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.