Beat the jargon- What is Canva?

You may have heard other businesses raving about the wonders of Canva and wondered what on earth it is.

Canva describes themselves as ‘a simple way to design beautiful, professional graphics’. They launched in 2013 and the software is available on both phone and tablet. My personal preference is to use the desktop version as it is a bit easier to use, but it’s great to have access on my phone when needed.

You can create beautiful designs without the expense and difficulty of some of the scarier design platforms like Photoshop or InDesign. You do not need to be a designer to use it. There are tonnes of templates and examples you can simple edit using your logos, brand colours, and fonts to bring them ‘on brand’.

I have Canva with my coffee

Canva is my favourite marketing tool

I have to say, it is one of my absolute favourite tools that I recommend to everyone looking to create on-brand graphics, videos and imagery for their marketing. And best of all, you can access Canva with a FREE account which is perfect for those stretched budgets.

There is a PRO version of Canva available which I do recommend to get access to some additional features, but you can achieve so much with a free account so I recommend you don’t rush straight into paying until you have got to grips with it.

I use Canva to create all my content you see online like social media graphics, GIFs and animations, social media cover images and more. You can even create offline content like business cards, presentations and other print documents using all their simple to use templates. Or if you need something a little different- you can add in your dimensions and create from scratch.

Canva on screen
Canva on screen

I have created a Dot & Stripe- Canva beat the jargon group. Here you will find our simple to digest and jargon-free training videos.

Jargon-free Canva Support

Our introduction videos show you:

  • How to use the Canva homepage
  • Getting started with using a basic template
  • How to start using the other Canva features to take your graphics and documents further

And if you want some support I am offering a 2-hour personalised session for only £50 where I can to get started with Canva, create some new graphics or show you how to enhance your existing Canva designs. Get in touch to book this session

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