Hello, beautiful with Canva.

Are you a newbie that wants to become more effective using digital images in their social media posts and blogs? Not everyone is a great designer or understands the nuances of branding. Canva can get you started if you have no budget.  If you do know how to use all the great graphic software out there and are looking for some “churn and burn” production of your digital images, Canva can kick your productivity up a notch.

What’s CanvaEasily create beautiful digital designs and documents. Canva has “right sized” professional digital layouts to design consistently stunning graphics. There are tutorials to help the non-graphic designer understand what good design is. The informed graphic designer will be able to shorten their production time for social media posts and other layouts.

We decided for our Idea Factory, Jelly! Chattanooga event to offer a fly over presentation of this fun app.  We shared not only what was possible with this app, but we shared some great free and paid photo resources. If you’re not a photographer or designer, but need this kind of help this app is a great place to start. The user of this app should be familiar with Google Suites or Microsoft Office. Many of the commands are similar.

Check out this graphic image we created for our Facebook post.

We highlighted these aspects of Canva in our SlideShare presentation. Click through the presentation below for a deep dive into our “how to” Canva. This is your chance to get your creative on…

  • What’s Canva?
  • Why you’ll want this?
  • What’s possible?


We had some great conversations with the entrepreneurs that showed up for this event. We were turned on to some photo editing apps that weren’t included in our SlideShare by some of our attendees. Here is some bonus content:

  • Check out Snapseed. Snapseed is a complete and professional photo editor developed by Google. You can get it in iTunes and Google Play.
  • If you’re strictly an Apple user, check out Camera+. Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or someone who’s barely touched a camera, Camera+ will make you love taking photos.

We look forward to you attending our next Idea Factory, Jelly! Chattanooga event. We cover all kinds of cool digital stuff and share what we know. We’re open to suggestions on any future topics.  Just ask us via email.