Episode 03 - Unpacking Canva

 
UD - Episode 03 - Unpacking Canva.jpg
 

In this episode, we talk about Canva, which is a simple to use app that allows users to create beautiful graphics through pre-designed boards. At a basic level, Canva provides templates and drag and drop tools to help us bring together images, headings, and supplemental text to create posters, banners, social media images, and other graphics that align with our message and brand.

Think of Canva as an app that provides templates that follow up-to-date trends and building blocks to help us create our own templates. It can be used to create beautiful graphics to help with our marketing, outreach, online presence, and branding. One of the ways we use Canva is by customizing the pre-designed templates for our blogs and social media so that we can reuse the template in the future. For example, let’s say we find a series of templates that we love on Canva. We can either use the template as it’s designed or make adjustments so that it fits with our brand. Then, we can swap images, update text, and export the graphic to whatever platform or size that we need.

We discuss the different ways that designers can use Canva to streamline their process of creating beautiful graphics to share with their audience. We also talk speculate about the potential downfalls and benefits of an app like Canva on the graphic design community because it allows everyone to develop their own graphic projects through a simple to use platform.

Check out Canva by clicking here.

Thanks for Listening!

To share your thoughts, you can:

  • Leave a note in the comments section below

  • Make suggestions and ask Mike @archivalley or Tim @tim_ung a question on social media

To help us out, you can:

  • Leave an honest rating and review on iTunes and anywhere else that you listen to podcasts

  • Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes

  • Share this show on your favorite social media platform

PodcastTimothy Ung