When I first started my business, I couldn’t help but wonder “Does design have to be complicated?” I knew that I needed to have good looking materials for prospective clients. But, I also knew that I was spending way to much time on materials that looked like an elementary school child created them. Sigh.
Then, I discovered Canva. It changed everything! Not all at once, mind you. I still needed to learn basics of design. But, they made it easy to get started & get my designs out there!
DOES Design Need to Be Complicated?
Design can be something as simple as text in a box. Or, as complex as layers of images & text with various filters put on them. Or, something in between.
Even after using Canva for years, I still look forward to the design template emails & search the site for information on a wide variety of topics. As my understanding has grown, my desire to learn more about design has grown as well. It has NOT meant that the time I spend on my designs has increased though. It has been quite the opposite.
If you are looking for help in making a recital program without a lot of fuss, check out “One Stop Design (for the non-design savvy)” which includes a tutorial video on how to make a recital program.
If you are looking for more in depth help on what types of resources Canva covers, I’ve written a guest post over at Tim Topham’s site, “How to Create Easy Designs for the Everyday Business Owner“. Included are two tutorial videos on how to make a social media image & an invitation.
Let me know in the comments below what types of materials you create & the programs you use. If you’ve used Canva, what has been your experience?
Have a great weekend!