Canva: a new design tool

Canva is a tool we came to use when Violeta joined our team. One of the most simplest Design programs I’ve ever seen and free to use. With Canva you can design beautiful digital products like presentations, posters, social media imagery and many other things.

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There is actually not really much to it when you use Canva. This is the starting screen and the two pictures below I have made. You can select one of the designs shown in the top and work from there. You can use the same formatting if you want or play around with it. You just put predesigned text, filters and imagery together into one image, with the click of a button you had a new piece of content you could put out there.

When did we use it

We used this tool many times during our social media outputs. It just made messages more attractive than if you would just used a regular photo. Most of the times we used Canva when there was something special to show, like in the prototyping week of the University of Twente or when we were looking for more participants for our course. Violeta really pushed us to make pictures as beautiful as we could and communicate the messages that we wanted to send out in the best way possible.

Some of the Pictures I had created

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Conclusion

What I really like about Canva is is that it’s easy and quick and it produces a lot of content. So if you need content straight away you can just use Canva and 5 minutes or less later you’ll be done and can post a new piece of beautiful content.

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