I hope this post has made a few people realize and appreciate the value that a talented graphic designer can add to your brand.
5 Reasons Why Canva is Hurting Your Brand
1. QUALITY WHEN SENDING PROJECTS TO PRINT
If not set correctly, Canva rasterizes text and compresses images in final PDF files. Quite often this makes it unfit for print purposes.
2. OVERUSE OF DESIGN TEMPLATES
With over 4 Million users on the platform, chances are the template you’re using has been used by a million other people. This does not help your brand recognition or give you credibility when it comes to your marketing material.
3. LOGOS ARE NOT YOUR OWN
4. SOURCE FILES ARE NOT PROVIDED
At some point someone will ask you for an eps, vector or higher quality file…and you won’t have it. If you’re wanting to edit, redesign or modify outside of Canva, you’re out of luck.
5. YOUR TIME IS MORE VALUABLE THAN YOU THINK
Doing the math, you might be surprised at how much a Canva design actually costs you. You might be shocked to find out that a professional designer might actually be able to complete your project faster which would give you more time to do what you do best.