Graphic-design made easy
As a Virtual Assistant there will likely be a time that you will require or be required to do some design work. This could be for yourself, for example, when you are setting up your business and are in need of a logo or ware wanting to promote your services. It could also be when a client is looking at getting some extra social engagement or is in need of some marketing materials.
I think it is fair to say that many VAs are not necessarily design experts but this doesn’t meant that everything has to be outsourced to someone who is. There are various tools out there that can help you produce the work yourself and here is some info on my preferred tool.
Canva is a free graphic-design tool website which is easy to use and perfect for non-designers and professionals alike. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to a large number of photographs, graphics, and fonts, some free and some with a small fee. You can upload your own photos too.
It is easy to get started with a simple sign-up and they have templates if you are unsure where to start. They also offer different template dimensions making it easy to choose the right size for its purpose – creating a design for Instagram? Or the perfect Pinterest graphic? They have the preset dimensions ready to go.
And it isn’t just for social media. Canva can be used for a range of design needs – book covers, menus, logos, postcards. You can also upgrade to Canva For Work which then gives you some additional benefits including setting your logo and fonts.
It is super easy to use. Give it a go!
This is not a paid promotion and the views are based on my own personal experience.
What do you think of Canva? Do you have a preferred design tool?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.