Canva is a great option for beginner graphic designers!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 27, 2018

Canva is a great option for beginner graphic designers!

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Canva

Canva is primarily used within the Communications Department of our organization to create graphics for flyers and social media. It's really helped bridge the gap of making content for our social media while also not having anyone in the office who technically does that job (we have no graphic designers on staff). Canva has helped us come up with quality content by allowing collaboration on the wording and design of templates through the software options, so it allows a lot of teamwork throughout the department.
  • Ease of use.
  • Variety of options (photos, shapes, lines, etc).
  • Options for downloading.
  • Possibility of collaboration.
  • Pre-made templates.
  • Paid elements of Canva intermixed with free elements.
  • Structure of the application sometimes inhibits creativity.
  • Use of "teams" makes finding your designs difficult sometimes.
  • Helps create fun and engaging graphics for free.
  • Helps integrate people with little experience into making these graphics.
  • Helps us keep our social media fun and colorful.
Google Photos is the other editing software we use, and Canva definitely allows a greater depth at actually creating designs than using Google photos. To be honest, Canva is the first and only software that I've used of its kind.
Canva is an excellent software for beginner graphics. Due to the lack of complication, it's really easy for people who have never done graphics before to jump right into Canva and start creating designs. However, for individuals more experienced in the graphics abilities, it would definitely be frustrating. The application is very structured, and this lack of freedom may be irritating to someone who got their degree performing this type of work. In addition, in very professional environments, these designs can have an element of being "Canva-esque" and therefore may want to be avoided (essentially, people know you didn't spend money to create the design).