Novices rejoice!
April 14, 2021

Novices rejoice!

Andy Fuller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Canva

Canva is used by our content team to develop professional-grade graphics for digital platforms quickly and efficiently. It is a great way to ensure quality and proper sizing for various channels. For longer-term projects we often use custom-designed graphics, but for getting the word out quickly, Canva is a great solution.
  • Automatic sizing for different social channels
  • Grids to guide novice designers
  • Ability to upload fonts and images to personalize your designs
  • It's easy to over-estimate your design ability
  • UI is a little...cluttered
  • Ability to upload brand assets
  • Appropriate, channel-specific sizing and templating
  • Cost
  • Ability to disseminate info quickly, especially in a pandemic
  • Ability to have multiple people view and sign off on work before it publishes
  • Help for novice designers
As far as I can tell, Canva is pretty unique in its offerings. More robust design platforms can do the same things, of course (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)...and we use those too. But for a quick-turn project to be used by multiple people with no formal design training, Canva is a great bet.

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?

Yes

Did implementation of Canva go as expected?

No

Would you buy Canva again?

Yes

Canva is used by our content team to develop professional-grade graphics for digital platforms quickly and efficiently. It is a great way to ensure quality and proper sizing for various channels. For longer-term projects we often use custom-designed graphics, but for getting the word out quickly, Canva is a great solution.

It is not a replacement for good design instincts, however. You still should familiarize yourself with principles of good design and layout before using Canva.