Canva: Use it. Like it. Love it.
April 12, 2021

Canva: Use it. Like it. Love it.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Canva

We use Canva to design various marketing materials, brochures, flyers, graphics, thank you cards, social media posts, etc. We do have an in-house graphic designer who uses a fancier software for more complex projects, however, Canva works great for the rest of us when her plate is full or we just need something that's quick and easy.
  • Lots of templates to chose from
  • Able to download in multiple formats
  • User-friendly
  • Easy to upload your own images/logos
  • Automatically saves your progress
  • Almost too many options, it can be difficult to know to where to start
  • Only has certain fonts - there is a big selection, but they may not match your brand standards
  • Free version of Canva is not as robust
  • Easy to use - if you can use Microsoft Paint, you can use Canva
  • The capabilities of the free version suffice for most team members
  • Tons of options for formatting
  • Easy to upload pictures and logos for custom materials
  • Empowers our team to make slick, branded materials without tying up the graphic designer's time or requiring expensive software
  • The numerous templates make creative design easy and quick
  • Canva saves all of our designs, so we don't have to hunt down old files on the server
Canva is a lot easier to use than Publisher. I actually started using Canva after getting frustrated in Publisher trying to create a simple graphic that featured numerous sponsor logos and a little text. Canva also defaults to saving as either jpg, pdf, or png and will prompt you to choose when you download your work. Publisher defaults to pub files, and if you are collaborating with someone on a Mac, you'll have to reformat it in order for them to have access. Not a big deal, but something I've had to deal with a few times before switching to Canva.

Do you think Canva delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Canva's feature set?

Yes

Did Canva live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Canva go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Canva again?

Yes

Canva is a great tool if you want to quickly design marketing materials, but you don't have the expertise of an actual graphic designer, nor do you want to pay for one. Professionally, I've used Canva to quickly create sponsor thank you slides, one-pagers, web graphics, and even to help with formatting images. I had about 40 different company logos and I needed them all to be the same size/pixels for our website. I'm sure there are other ways to do it, but I was able to create a simple template in Canva and drag and drop each logo, and then save/download each file to get what I needed. Canva allowed me to do this pretty efficiently, it would have taken a lot more time (with a lot more frustration) in a different clunkier program. Personally, I've also used Canva to create a vision board and it made the process fun, simple, and efficient.