What is Canva?
Canva is a start-up based in Sydney which aims to make graphics design easier for small businesses and individuals.
What does it do?
Designing graphics for websites, social media platforms, presentations, and brochures can be a tricky business. It can be expensive to hire a professional and painstakingly difficult to do with inadequate tools and software. Canva is an online platform and app that allows users to drag and drop images and text into a number of different templates which are available for free or a minimal cost (usually $1). Canva are in the process of launching Canva For Work which will provide many more templates specifically for businesses.
How does it benefit assistants?
Assistants are often asked to put together marketing material and presentations. Canva has many fantastic and easy to use templates which look brilliant compared to standard boring PowerPoint presentations. The search function is great and the filters make a standard image really funky. The Canva design school is a really useful part of the platform with loads of tutorials and ideas which will make your graphics much cooler.
Why is it Practically Perfect PA’s Tech of the Week?
I am a huge huge fan of Canva – it is brilliant and I can’t wait to see what they have planned with Canva For Work. Next time you are asked to put a presentation together I would highly recommend checking out Canva – you will be amazed at how much you can do and what you can achieve using this platform. It is aces!