About Canva

Category: Logo Design
Canva is a design tool that you can use to create stunning graphics with the tools and templates available. It is a graphic design platform used to create social media graphics, poster documents, presentations, and other visual content. This tool is excellent for business owners and entrepreneurs.

Company: Canva

Canva was established in 2012 by Melanie Perkins. Canva has successfully created a reliable and notable platform for those who want to make stunning creations without necessarily being adept in design. The company's aim is to boost its users' productivity to the next level by offering premium design tools.

In-Depth Analysis

0 Overall
Price 5.0
Ease Of Use 4.0
Features 4.5
Support 3.5

Pros

  • Many premade templates ready for use
  • Compatible with mobile devices
  • Cost-effective
  • Streamlined design process

Cons

  • Will need upgrade to Canva Pro for more useful features
  • Challenging to use on small screens

Canva Comparisons

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Plans & Pricing

Canva provides three different pricing tiers.

Canva Free
$0
/mo
Canva Pro
$12.99
/mo
+$6.99/user
30-day FREE trial
Canva Enterprise
$30
/mo/user
30-day FREE trial

Canva Free

The major features include; 250,000+ free templates, thousands of free graphics and photos, 100+ design types with social media posts, letters, 5GB of cloud storage, etc. You can only create two folders here.

Canva Pro

This costs $12.99/month. The plan’s significant features are; One brand kit, 420,000+ templates, you can create custom templates, many folders, you can upload your logos and fonts, resize your design and build your brand identity using colors, logos, and fonts. You’ll have access to 75+ million premium stock photos, videos, audio and graphics free-to-use, social media scheduling, and 100GB of cloud storage. Canva also offers a fully-featured 30-day trial for this plan.

Canva Enterprise

You pay yearly at a rate of $30/month. Since it a yearly billing model, you have to pay $360 upfront. You can add extra team members at the same price. This plan offers you multiple brand kits, a single sign-on feature, unlimited storage, workflows for design approval, authority to lock templates to prevent editing from team members, and access to enterprise-grade support 24/7.

Ease of Use

Canva is very easy to use, even more, accessible than most design platforms. Once you’ve chosen the template and layout you like, the next thing is customization. This aspect is also relatively easy as it has been attributed to be “drag and drop.”

Customer Support

If you have an issue, the Canva support team is available to help. They are dedicated to helping you find answers as soon as possible. However, their response time depends on the package you subscribed to.

Additional customer support:
Community Forum
You can reach other users here to discuss topics revolving around design.

Blog

Canva has a blog that is updated frequently with related topics.

24/7 Help & Support
24/7 Help & Support
24/7 tech support is provided
Video Tutorials
Video Tutorials
Canva has videos on the company's YouTube channel
FAQ
FAQ
Comprehensive FAQ section contains many answers to your questions
Features & Functionality
General Features
Portfolio and Experience

Canva offers a wide variety of templates to build on. There are more than 250,000+ free templates, hundreds of design types, layouts, and fonts to choose from. However, you may be disappointed in terms of the look and feel of the finalized logo because limited functionality or features narrows down the work outlook. No skill is required to use it, and the result comes in both text and symbol.

Design Process

Canva is here to bring your vision to life. Bring your imagination to life in minutes with this step-by-step guide on designing a logo in Canva.

1. To start, choose a logo template.
2. Select your color palette for your design.
3. Add text to showcase your brand name.
4. Next, pick the proper fonts as the look of your font can have a massive impact on your logo.
5. Add your elements. These extra touches include shapes, lines, illustrations, etc., which need to be combined to be visually appealing.
6. Now finish and save a copy of your logo.

You can customize elements like font style, color, and illustration on your logo. You can create other versions of your logo so that they can be used on letterheads, business cards, email signatures, etc. Lastly, you can save it as a PNG file.

Features
  • Do it yourself
  • Drag-and-drop tool
  • Multiple templates
  • Design service (DIFM)
  • Multiple revisions
  • Multiple design concepts
  • Multiple designers on your project
  • Direct communication with design team
  • Marketplace
  • High-res file types
  • Royalty-free usage
  • Professional design experience
  • Customer testimonials
Final Logo
Features
  • Vector format
  • PNG transparent background
  • Black & white format
  • Color options
  • Font & color codes
  • Ownership of design rights
  • Icon design
  • Business card design
  • Letterhead design
  • Social media banner
Verdict

Canva is an excellent option for anyone who wants an accessible or affordable design/logo. Yes, Canva has its shortcomings, but that does not make it any less efficient design tool. The in-built templates are there to help you create a logo/design with minimal stress. Overall, the flexible features for creation and export make this a slick tool for even a rookie to operate.

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Canva User Reviews

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Manny I
02-10 employees
Used for: 6-12 months
19 Apr - 2021

Truly remarkable platform

Canva stood out to me when looking for a logo maker because instead of generating logos for you, this platform turns you into the actual graphic designer. Yet, it does this in a easy and simple way. Creating my logo graphics was an enjoyable experience, and I would do it again with Canva. The print options are incredible as are the templates and customization options.

Pros

All the elements, songs, fonts, etc are all you need!

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Alex S
11-50 employees
Used for: 6-12 months
25 Mar - 2021

Canva experience

There are no AI tools to assist you in logo making. But I still found that Canva assists you greatly in the creation of your graphics. It has everything you need in a easy to use dashboard.

Cons

Differnt than other logo makers in that you have to do more work to get a final product.

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Eliza G
51-200 employees
Used for: 1-2 years
29 Apr - 2021

Intuitive and creative!

I particularly like that Canva offers a pretty complete free package. I was able to design many things under this plan. For someone with little experience in the arts, my logo still came out stellar. I now use it on merchandise and in social media. It looks great both ways. I loved canva so much that I now use it for all my digital marketing needs. Does videos, business cards, etc.. it does it all!

Cons

No cons for me

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Osamu R
11-50 employees
Used for: 2+ years
10 Feb - 2021

Expect to be patient

Canva doesn’t do everything for you like other logo makers do. For that reason, the process is much more tedious and time consuming. Although, you do come out with a logo that is truly what you imagined and desired.

Pros

The elements are super easy to work with. You can move them around or delete them in one click. The backgrounds and texts offered are also well built and simple to use.

Cons

I still think that the Wix or Tailor Brands logo maker could get the job done much faster and efficiently.

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Tori D
02-10 employees
Used for: 1-2 years
05 Jan - 2021

Very DIY

My logo graphics came out looking like a pro-designed them. I only have a little experience in graphic design so I hesitant to use Canva for my big business needs. It did not disappoint though. I highly recommend this creative platform for all your creation needs. My social media following is growing like crazy ever since I started implementing my creations from Canva.

Pros

Modern and stylish templates.

Cons

My biggest challenge was the drag and drop. The editor makes it very customizable, however it was a very particular and finicky process trying to perfect each element.