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Easy Graphic Design for Your Business with Canva

with Matt Stevenson

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  •   01 Intro to Canva: The Guy Kawasaki Interview

    11:26
  •   02 The Power of Design: Canva Philosophy

    05:41

Class duration: 3h 51m

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About The Class

canva is a free and easy-to-use tool.


Beautiful graphics are essential for running a thriving business and Canva offers users a free and easy way to create them. 

In Easy Graphic Design for Your Business with Canva, you’ll get to know the Canva interface and how to take full advantage of its powerful features. 

You’ll learn how to: 


  • Combine images and text
  • Build graphics for social media 
  • Share and download projects 

You’ll also learn about the basic principles of design and how to create graphics that are as effective as they are beautiful. 

Guy Kawasaki will be on hand to offer tips on how you can use Canva-created graphics in business and how your designs can elevate and grow your brand. 

The Canva interface makes it easy for anyone to drag and drop design elements into elegant, professionally-designed templates and this class will help you ensure that every project you complete is top-notch.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Intro to Canva: The Guy Kawasaki Interview

    11:26
  2. 02

    The Power of Design: Canva Philosophy

    05:41
  3. 03

    Canva Account Setup

    10:35
  4. 04

    The Canva Interface

    10:28
  5. 05

    Canva: Opening the Drawers

    28:00
  6. 06

    Manupulation in Canva

    18:43
  7. 07

    More About Your Account

    12:12
  8. 08

    Canva for Work Account

    25:59
  9. 09

    Interface Tips

    06:39
  10. 10

    Saving Your Files

    05:23
  11. 11

    Enhancing Your Brand with Canva

    06:46
  12. 12

    Design Tips: Fonts

    23:08
  13. 13

    Design Tips: Color

    08:07
  14. 14

    Design Tips: Grides

    07:09
  15. 15

    Design Tip: Backgrounds

    11:59
  16. 16

    Design Tips: Alignment

    13:34
  17. 17

    Creating Social Media Graphic in Canva

    25:32

Meet Your Expert

Matt Stevenson

Matt lives to tell stories. He believes that behind every behavior lies an archetype, a hero or villain, and an epic tale waiting to be told. Matt began his career by infiltrating advertising circles in Washington, DC, quickly rising to lead large creative teams on multi-dimensional engagements. ... read more

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  • Redawna

    Redawna

    June 2016

    This was a fantastic course! You will walk away from this course confident, skilled and knowledgeable enough able to create amazing deliverables/images/graphics for all social media platforms. Especially if you are completely intimidated by design and don't know where to start, this course is for you! (that was me) I really enjoyed seeing into the mind of a designer with his tips & rules about fonts, flow, colors and brand integrity I have made some fantastic designs! Thank you Matt, Canva and Creative Live! Absolutely one of my best CreativeLive purchases.

  • Barbara Schiffman

    November 2017

    Great course, great teacher -- I'm a Canva and design novice but am now creating book covers for my own books/ebooks. Matt taught me things about using Canva's tools that have already improved my design "eye" and skills -- especially about the value of simplicity. Many thanks!

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