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Design Better and Build Your Brand in Canva

By : Laura Goodsell
Book Image

Design Better and Build Your Brand in Canva

By: Laura Goodsell

Overview of this book

If you're constantly frustrated by how long it takes to create a design in Canva, then you've come to the right place. This book will get you up and running quickly with creating professional branded graphics in Canva. You’ll learn how to set up a Canva account, both free and pro and create a brand kit while understanding the importance of branding. Next, you’ll discover all the features and tools as well as how to put everything together to build a brand you love and graphics that work for your business. As you progress, the chapters will show you how to organize your account, create presentations, use videos and animation within your marketing materials and more. By the end of this book, you’ll have a solid understanding of what Canva is and what it does and be able to confidently and easily create a branded design from scratch.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Getting Started, Templates, and Features
Part 2: Creating Your Brand and Design Tips
Part 3: Let’s Get Creating

Creating a business card

Business cards are still being used, even in the modern world of technology and everything else being moved online. If you go to networking events, for example, or have a face-to-face meeting, being able to give someone a business card will help keep you and your business top of mind.

It doesn’t have to be complex or include absolutely everything. As long as you make it clear who you are and what you do, and give them a way to contact you easily, that will be just fine.

Start by using the Business Card size template from the Create a design tab. It will give you multiple options to create different shaped designs but stick to the classic size, which is the first option in the dropdown.

As this design is to be printed, make sure you select Show print bleed so that it will be there ready when needed, either printed by a third-party printer or through Canva itself, which we will be looking at in Chapter 12, Tips and Tricks for Printing: