My experience with Canva both professionally and on a personal level
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 18, 2018

My experience with Canva both professionally and on a personal level

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Canva

I use Canva for both my professional and personal projects. I use it to design social media posts, cover photos, report pages, and cover and even for my printables. When working with multiple clients, Canva allows us to create templates and reuse them without the need to have Photoshop installed, and since it's on the cloud, it was easy to work from different stations, collaborate with other team members and best of all, make changes from my living room when the client decides to send feedback at 9 pm on the weekend.

I also used Canva to create reports and report covers for both management and clients. I can't tell you how impressed they were with the how elegant and clean the designs looked.

On a personal level, I created a few ebooks easily with Canva. After watching a few tutorials on Youtube and trying it out, I realized how easy and simple it was and got hooked ever since. I've also created my personal C.V. and a few of my family's and friends' C.V.s through Canva. The wide variety of elegantly designed resumes allowed me to turn those old word boring C.V.s into vibrant looking ones, allowing those potential candidates to look professional.
  • Ease of use
  • A wide variety of templates (both free and paid)
  • Can be used to execute many different jobs (social media post design, cover design, ebooks creation, reports drafting, and much more)
  • Saves brand colors and templates for reuse
  • Good for light work, but doesn't replace Photoshop and Illustrator for complex jobs
  • The platform is fully online, so working on a weak internet connection can be tiring (if the connection is lost, Canva doesn't save your work)
  • Working on long reports or ebooks can cause the tab to eat a lot of RAM or even glitch.
  • I managed to impress many of my clients with the speed we managed to turn around and update social media designs. This helped us retain them for longer periods of time
  • You can't go wrong with fancy reports, my managers always expressed their delight whenever I delivered a professional looking elegant report
  • Saved me a lot time that I would've spent learning more complex tools like Photoshop and Illustrator to deliver simple designs.
Good for:
  • Light jobs when you want to create quick social media posts.
  • Book or report covers
  • I've created full small ebooks with it (up to 20 pages)
  • C.V.s and resumes are also some of my favorite things to create on Canva
If you do a lot of simple design work and change stations, Canva is the perfect platform for you. I did pay for some of Canva's premium images and designs to add spice and to make sure I stand out from some of my competitors, some of whom I realized are stealing/copying my social media post designs.