Macintosh democratised computers; Google democratised information; and eBay democratised commerce. In the same way, Canva democratises design.”

Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist of Canva

What is it?

Canva is a very simple to use graphic design software. With it’s simple drag and drop features, and loads of free templates for everything from a social post to an email header to a magazine. It makes professional looking design possible for everyone.

There are free templates
There are free images and you can upload your own.
It’s easy to save in a format you choose and easy to share.

In the first quarter of 2017, there were 10 million active users.

With over 100 millions designs created.


How to set it up:

Checklist for setup -

What you need to set up -

Sign up

  1. Log in to
  2. Register for the free version, or sign up for the trial (so you can enter in colours and font and you can choose to go free later).
  3. Create your designs.


Graphic Design tutorials: Fast track your ability for amazing design at their school.

Design School

Learn from the experts: Check out their design articles, interactive tutorials and tips.

Design tools

Tools: Go to their website for a photo editor, colour palettes and font combinations.