We’ve compiled a guide containing everything you need to know about Canva as a business owner and how it can work for you.
Launched in Sydney, Australia in 2012, Canva, a free graphic design platform, has since become a much-loved tool for digital marketers, designers, and business owners around the world. The platform allows for easy creation of various marketing materials, from business cards to social media posts.
As avid users of Canva, we at Bridalbuyer.com are keen to demonstrate exactly what you can get out of the graphic design platform and how it could benefit your business. Thus, here is our guide to everything you need to know about Canva.
One of Canva’s main advantages is that you can use it completely free. As a user you are given access to thousands of free photos, templates, graphics, illustrations, fonts, and background designs. Canva allows you to easily create professional looking designs without having to spend any money. With this being said, it is important to remember that these templates and graphics are available to thousands of other companies around the world all trying to create content. Therefore, try to add an individual touch to your designs by personalising features as much as you can so they are unique to your brand identity.
If you do feel that you need more from Canva, you can upgrade to Canva Pro for £99.99 a year or £11.99 a month. With Pro you’ll get everything included in a free subscription plus thousands more templates, photos and graphics.
Canva is great for designers of all abilities. With thousands of templates and graphics to choose from, it is easy to get started on a design idea. Even if you are a complete novice and feel overwhelmed by the thousands of templates and graphics available, Canva can help. Their ‘Design School’ is full of helpful video tutorials on a wide range of topics. There are free courses you can take such as “Getting Started on Canva” which will provide you with all the basic information you need to start designing.
The Canva interface itself is also simple to understand, with a clear layout and drag and drop interface that allows for easy editing of designs. When you first join Canva we would definitely suggest having a look around the site and getting a feel for where everything is located and how designs can be edited. Despite the thousands of free templates and graphics, the site is simply designed and easy to understand.
Here are a selection of some of our favourite Canva Pro features:
Canva is an easy-to-use graphic design tool that anyone can use. Whatever your marketing needs or design ability, this platform will suit you. Why not give it a try for free and see how Canva could enhance your branding?