3 reasons to use Canva for digital designing

author imageMaharani Hariga Published on: July 26, 2021Category: Apps
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Canva started to gain momentum internationally in the past five years. I’ve been using it heavily since 2018, but my very first design was from the early 2010s. Canva was in its early stages with a basic interface and some stock images. I thought it was a cool app, but I left it at that since I didn’t have any practical use for digital design at this stage.
 
At that time, digital design was still dominated by Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw. One has to dedicate some time to learn these tools and, to be honest, they can get too technical for lay people. Not to mention that drawing is almost a necessity, a barrier point for those who claim they cannot draw.
 
Alternatively, one can create posters and logos with Microsoft Word using the in-built functionalities (old-style, I know). I used to design digital assets for a company I worked for with Word. That was the most user-friendly tool one could use that still did the job nicely.
 
So, when I rediscovered Canva to design Garchi’s branding, I never looked back.
 
Here are the 3 reasons why I like using Canva:
 

1. It’s easy to use.

If you’re the type that likes to start using something with minimum learning time, Canva does precisely that. One can start creating by selecting a design and it will determine the correct canvas size for you. If you need inspiration, there are tons of templates you can choose from, which bring us to the next point.

2. There are lots of templates and stock images to choose from.

Even for people involved in creative works, a blank canvas (or page) can be a nightmare. I’m the type that needs existing design in order to work, so the templates available in Canva are amazingly helpful.

Tip: to save you even more time and headache, just pick a template you like and edit it. You’ll have your design in no time.

3. Collaboration in design has never been easier

No more downloading your designs and emailing them to friends for opinions. In Canva, you can share your design with other people and they will be able to view or edit it. You’ll have full control over what the other person can do with the design. They can even write comments on parts of it. This saves your email/hard disk storage and definitely saves time in team work.

I’ve been using Canva for pretty much everything: my business logo, Instagram posts, YouTube cover art, business cards, brochures, and much more. There are endless possibilities of what you can do with design, and anyone can do it.

Canva is available in free and paid versions.