Last year I started following an instagram guru Kat Coroy (@katcoroy) and almost signed up for her Instagram Makeover course. As I waited to have at least a month to dedicate to that online marketing exercise, I continued to receive many interesting tips. One of her suggestions was Canva.
Now, I get all kinds of solicitations for marketing tools, so I didn’t pay that much attention. I finally downloaded the smartphone app and I have to say I’m impressed. This app has a LOT of useful features.
Canva is hard to describe; their own page doesn’t even try. I would say it’s primarily a marketing tool. When you open the app, you see a prompt to Create a Design and you can scroll through hundreds of beautiful templates to truly Design Anything as the lead in proclaims.
This tool is chock full of templates to match anything you might possibly want to create- Instagram posts, stories, facebook posts, headers, logos, business cards, newsletters, posters, you name it, it’s there. When you choose one of the categories, you are offered a blank as well as pages of beautiful pre-designed templates that you can modify for your own use. I used a Canva template for this blogs image, and you can see the AANV Give Art ad that I enhanced with Canva in my instagram feed here
Canva runs on all devices. You can work through your desktop browser or smartphone app. You can try Canva for free and unlike some “free apps”, there is a very useful subset of the full version. I signed up for the free 30-day trial of the pro version. If you do so, beware! You may find you can’t live without it.
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If you ever need to create a graphic, poster, invitation, logo, presentation or anything that looks good – give Canva a go.
• It’s free!
• Easy to use – simply drag and drop
• 60,000+ templates