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If you haven’t heard of the website/app Canva… stop everything you are doing and keep reading this article. 

What is Canva? It is a company that was started in Australia that makes graphic design easy to the everyday person. Canva is an app/website that helps you design graphics, power points, posters or ANYTHING that you might need in a jiffy! Using Powerpoint or InDesign is great and having those skills is definitely useful, but Canva is quick and your stuff will always come out looking amazing!

We all have things in our life that we need to design. Whether it is an invitation your aunts baby shower or a presentation for your poly sci class, Canva has you covered. With Canva, you have the option of using a template or starting your design from scratch. When I first started using the app I used exclusively templates. But the more comfortable I have gotten, the more I have let my creative juices flow and started with a blank slate. Here are some of the categories of design templates they have available:

You can adjust the size of pictures, lines and other design elements with the drag of a button. There are also tons of fonts to choose from, and you can even upload your own! You can import your own photos to make things even more personalized. Designs can be simple or more detailed. Whatever you feel comfortable with. But I promise- It truly is easy. Once you get the hang of it you’ll be whipping out designs left and right. It is easiest to use Canva on your computer, but they also have a great app so you can keep designing on the go on your phone or IPad. The company has lots of tutorials to help you continue to learn! 

The best part is YOU CAN TRULY DESIGN ANYTHING. I have designed my business cards, my resume and countless graphics and posters on Canva. So next time you’re in the need for a quick graphic design fix, Canva is your girl. This app has truly changed my life and it’s about to change yours as well. Start using Canva today at this link.

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Kim Davison is a recent graduate from the University of Utah that double majored in Theatre and Communications. She was the President of Her Campus Utah and a Chapter Advisor, a Campus Expansion Assistant and a Her Campus Ambassador Advisor for Her Campus Nationals. Kim loves theatre, event planning, dachshunds and strives to live her life every day to make Leslie Knope proud. She is currently searching to jobs in the media industry and is excited to see where life takes her!
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