"Everything your team needs to create amazing content."
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Pros
  • 75 million+ accessible files
  • 420,000+ free templates
  • Easy to share option
  • Automatic save
Cons
  • Best features aren't available for free
  • No phone, live chat, email or community support
  • Its online version has more templates and design elements
Company Background

Canva is an easy-to-use graphic design platform that can be used to create series of visual content. It is an encompassing app that enables you to design and edit pictures, make video & graphics content, and logos on the go. It was first founded in 2012 by Melanie Perkins, Clifford Obrecht and Cameron Adams in Sydney, Australia.

Plans & Pricing

Canva offers its users a variety of pricing options. Each pricing plan has its unique features. You can subscribe to one of the following plans: Free, Pro, or Enterprise. 

Free
$0
Pro
$12.99/mo
FREE trial
Enterprise
$30/mo
FREE trial

Free

Canva’s free version allows users to access a wide range of templates, stock photos, and videos for free with 5GB of storage.

Pro

The second pricing plan is Canva Pro. Also known as the premium plan, it is the most recommended choice. It costs $12.99 monthly and $119.99 annually. It comes with added variety of visual content that includes photos, templates, graphics, unlimited folders and brand kit pro, animator pro, and 100GB storage for uploading assets, thus enhancing better functionality.

Enterprise

Canva Enterprise is similar to the Canva Pro pan, except that it helps teams access and make uploads as a team to Canva. This plan is suitable for brands or companies that are into full-time graphics design. For a price of $30 each month per person, Enterprise allows a maximum of 20 people on a team.

Features & Functionality
General Features

Portfolio and Experience

The design portfolio has a wide range and comprises the Search, Layout, Text, Background and Uploads tab. It equally has the Zoom Control, Shares, Download and Make Public buttons.

It requires little or no experience at all. There is a range of designs that cover Social Media posts, Logos, Filers, Invitations, PowerPoint slides and Presentations. What’s more, these graphics contain texts and symbols.

Design Process

It only takes little knowledge of color combinations to make your designs and can take as low as 5 minutes to finish a design. If you make any error during the process, you can easily edit this by clicking on the ‘My Designs’ button.

How to make your design on Canva

  • Choose a template by clicking on it.
  • Once the template comes up, click the search button to search for any keywords of your choice to add elements.
  • Choose your desired colors.
  • Select your preferred fonts and tweak them to your taste by adding images, importing elements, or changing your design background.
  • Then click on download to save.

You can also get different versions and sizes of the elements such as fonts, images, colors, depending on various uses.

Features
  • API
  • Templates
  • Image Database
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Management
  • Edits Vector & Raster Graphics
  • Touch Interface Support
  • Pro-Level Typography
  • Print Management
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Social Promotion
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Engagement Analytics
Advanced Features
Features
  • Animation
  • Document Storage
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Freelancer Screening & Profiles
  • Search/Filter
Editing Features
Features
  • Photo Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Offline Editing
  • Rich Text Editor
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Drag & Drop
Ease of Use

The homepage of Canva has a search button, making it a seamless process to find the images and templates you desire. These templates are further grouped into different categories and functions using a drag-and-drop method of operation. With all of the templates grouped in that manner, it’s easier to find the one you prefer without stress.

Customer Support

Canva has a Canva Support which serves as their help center. The help center provides swift responses to issues asked. You can also access free design courses and tutorials via the Canva website.

Additional customer support:
Blog
There is a insightful blog full of many helpful articles. You can find this resource on the Canva site.

24/7 Help & Support
24/7 Help & Support
Available only to users of Canva Pro, Canva Enterprise and Canva
Video Tutorials
Video Tutorials
Canva has over 50 educational videos available on its website
FAQ
FAQ
There is a comprehensive FAQ section on their website
Final Word

Canva is great for the unskilled and skilled and is a must-have for everyone. It's a great tool to use when you have a tight deadline to beat. It offers much value for money when you subscribe to the pro and enterprise plans because it has excellent extra tools. The free plan has helped users to save costs on hiring an in-house graphic designer. This will come in handy for small businesses, teachers, nonprofits and students who may not have such a huge budget.

Max Hoffheins
Author: Max Hoffheins