Graphic Design Tool For Individuals With No Design Experience

Canva is an easy to use, free online graphic design tool for creating an assorted array of graphic designs for different purposes including infographics, social media graphics, and web graphics. If your goal is to gain traffic, you will need to engage viewers with some sort of graphic. Canva is to graphic design what the Keurig coffee maker is to drinking coffee. It is generally free, but as a means for profit they do feature stock images along side the free ones that you can buy for $1 a piece if you prefer them.

The thing I like most about this platform is that it is designed to be accessible by all people regardless of your level of technical or design ability. Beginners can create graphics that come out looking like a professional created them. For small business owners or employees who take on design tasks that are outside the normal domain of their expertise this tool is indispensable.

Hawtin Consulting has used this tool on a number of occasions for different campaigns. Below are some of the designs We’ve created on Canva in the last few months.


Create a Graphic Design to Use In An Advertising Campaign on Facebook

Design a Holiday Promotion Header for Your Website’s Blog

Design a Stylish Holiday Graphic To Post Across Social Media Accounts.

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Jaclyn Hawtin

Jaclyn Hawtin (M.S. Tech), a San Francisco based Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Tech Love is an award winning entrepreneur with extensive experience advising start-up ventures. Her unique methodological approach developed through years of academic research and experimentation on making 'right technology' decisions in the workplace has proven invaluable to Tech Love's client base. She also currently serves as a mentor to entrepreneurs at House of Genius and advises a number of international nonprofits and NGO's on best practices for applying technology in international development.

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