First of all, what is Canva?  Canva is a graphic design platform that allows you to create great graphics with ease.  You can choose from templates for business cards, email signatures, flyers, posters, social media (Facebook covers and Twitter headers), websites, presentations or anything else you can think of.

Canva is web based so you can use it on any computer with an Internet connection. They even have an app you can download in the App store or Google play.

Canva is free (except for the pro options), and they are constantly adding new graphics to their library, so there will always be something new to choose from. They have taken out all of the complicated instructions found in graphic design programs like Photoshop so you don’t need any experience to use it.  You can even create graphics from your phone.

Why should I use Canva?  Canva is great for those who don’t have a lot of experience with graphic design and the templates make creating graphics simple and easy. They even show you how to create layouts like a pro!  They also offer lots of free resources to help you learn about design and branding, and they have a blog for inspiration.

Top 5 Reasons to Try Canva

The following are some of the top reasons why you should use Canva:

  1. Why invest hundreds of hours creating new graphics when you can use Canva to find thousands of photos and graphics ready-to-use? Canva has an extensive template library and access to thousands of photos.
  2. Canva has a variety of features which you can use to make your photos more visually appealing. Canva has photo editing features like filters, stickers and shapes.
  3. Drag and drop uploading to add and create beautiful graphics with your own photos in minutes!
  4. Upgrade and collaborate with others using the Team option or invite others to edit your designs.
  5. With Canva’s newest video features, you can now animate your graphic by adding motion to graphics and images.

My only con to this product is that some features are only available to “pro” subscribers.  Pro subscriptions start at $12.99/month ($119.99/year) and offer lots of extra features, like the ability to download your graphic in different file types. However, is it worth it? Absolutely!

Canva is simple to use and is great for those who don’t have graphic design experience or time to create new graphics.  They offer all of their features free with the option to upgrade if you need additional features.  There are also lots of resources available to help you learn more about graphic design and branding.

I hope this article was helpful and will inspire you to create some social media graphics today!