What is Canva?
Canva is a simple-to-use online design platform that allows everyone to create professional quality designs. With over 10 million users from 179 countries, Canva has been growing rapidly since its launch in August 2012.
Canva makes design simple for everyone.
Create designs for Web or print:
blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers,
flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.
Is my favorite graphic design app. Why? because is a free graphic-design tool website. Canva was founded in 2012. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. No design skills are required and everyone can use it as it’s used by non-designers as well as professionals. The tools can be used for both web and print media design and graphics.
The company was founded 1 January 2012 in Australia by Melanie Perkins, who had previously founded Fusion Books, Australia’s largest yearbook publisher. With over 10 million users from 179 countries, Canva is very popular. Social media and technology expert Guy Kawasaki joined the company as chief evangelist in April 2014.
Behind the Designs
As of 2018, the company employs 200 people and has offices both in Australia and San Francisco. The firm has not yet made a profit. For the 2016-17 financial year, revenue increased from $AU 6.8m to $AU 23.5m, with losses of $3.3m. In January 2018 founder Melanie Perkins announced that during the most recent round of investor funding the company was valued at $US 1bn. (Source: Wikipedia)
Graphic Design Basic Rules
Whitespace is your best friend. Let your content have a lot of space around it. It may look empty but that’s a good thing. Save some room for whitespace: a space with no words, no pictures and no visuals.
Less is more and whitespace can make your website’s pages look and feel more professional. Your visitors can easily navigate through your content with no distractions. Simplicity will help your website to be more enjoyable.
Every little detail like colors, fonts, visuals and graphics are setting a personal and genuine voice. Simplicity is based on harmony and balance.
Choose specific fonts and only a couple of variations in different sizes for your texts and visuals. Use common logic and trust a professional opinion about what fits best for your brand. Grabbing visitors attention should be a top priority but should be done with respect to your brand’s main visual character and ID. Continue reading…
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