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What Is Canva?

Design isn't just for designers. It's for anyone with ideas to share. Canva is the online platform that makes designing anything easy, for every individual and team. With thousands of professionally made templates to get you started, you can create, customize, and share your designs in a few clicks. From stickers to professional brochures, stunning videos to workplace presentations, it's never been easier to achieve your design goals.

Who Uses Canva?

Designed for anyone who needs to create. Canva has solutions for individuals, small businesses, enterprise, not-for-profit organizations, teachers and students.

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Reviews of Canva

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Kayiira
Kayiira
Head of Department in Uganda
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Canva the latest InDesign tool

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: Good experience that merges photo editing to website design.

Pros:

1. Easy deployment and setup. 2. They have a free version which is good for learning about the software before committing to purchase 3. Gives you alot of templates to choose from.

Cons:

1. the free version doesn't allow landscape mode. 2. The design part isn't as extensive as photoshop.

Christie
Communications in US
Religious Institutions, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

The best graphic design (and more) software for non-professionals.

5.0 last month New

Pros:

Although Canva is a super simple app, you can create amazing designs; with or without one of their pre-built templates with ease. It offers SSO on Team plans and integrates well with Google Workspace and Microsoft 365.

Cons:

There are still some basic features missing, like drop shadows.

Stephen
Owner in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Canva is Great for Social Media

3.0 5 years ago

Comments: It's not bad for someone with no design experience as long as they are willing to pay more for printing. For the higher cost of printing you could pay a professional such as myself to design for you and print at a lower cost and higher quality. The application is bad for the overall marketing industry because it has lowered the quality standard and impact of advertisements being created by business owners who think they understand marketing, design and printing. I recently said to one of my clients who owns a high end auto detailing business and tried to create some marketing materials on his own, "I don't now how to properly wax and detail my vehicle. I would probably ruin the paint job somehow if I were to do it myself. That's why I hire a professional. I wouldn't expect you to be able to handle a design, print and marketing job either because that's not what you do." In short, stick to what you know and leave the rest to professionals. It will cost you less in the long run.

Pros:

It's very easy to use and offers a ton of design content for free. You don't necessarily need to search outside of Canva for images but you can if you want. It's great for designing simple social banners or marketing materials quickly but there is a catch. They are trying to sell you printing services and their pricing is not competitive with quality printers.

Cons:

I recommend Canva to clients who need to create social media marketing images. I have worked with clients who need me to print postcards, flyers or brochures that they designed on Canva and there are issues. Canva is trying to sell printing services. Their design templates are sized and setup for the printer companies they outsource to. If you design on Canva and download the files to send to a professional printer then those files are not setup correctly and require alterations to be printed. That's if there is room for alterations, but not all designs will allow for easy alteration so therefore the customer is forced to print on Canva at higher costs.

Eldar
Media Editor And Manager in Israel
E-Learning, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Canva is great for fast and good graphic desings

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: Canva is great for anyone who needs fast graphic designs on a weekly basis. It's easy and fast to use, and you can start for free.

Pros:

1.Easy to use and intuitive , even for graphic design beginners. 2.Has pre-sized templates for the main social media platforms and common size formats. (Replaced "size templates" with "pre-sized templates" for clarity) 4.Offers a huge library of graphic elements, even in the free version. 5.Includes great auto-tools like background removal, image outlining, and filters.

Cons:

There are some limitations for basic video editing. It's better for presentations, but I would prefer more options to edit videos on a traditional timeline, rather than a "PowerPoint" style method. Multiple users can use the same designs for logos ect.

Ash
Head of Programme in UK
Hospital & Health Care, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

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Canva made design work within healthcare context easy to manage.

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Canva is a fantastic platform that democratizes design, making it accessible to everyone. Its user-friendly interface facilitates a smooth design process, boosting productivity and creativity. It's an indispensable tool for creating marketing materials, and presentations.

Pros:

Canva has an intuitive interface for users without graphic design expertise. Its vast template library is versatile, covering various applications, and allows for collaborative work, streamlining creative processes.

Cons:

Canva's advanced features will not feel limited to non-professional designers. Customisation options for templates are somewhat restricted, and the performance speed can be slower when handling complex designs.