|CC-BY Michelle Pacansky-Brock|
(made with Canva.com)
So, falling head over heads for Canva.com wasn't too difficult for me. Canva is still in beta -- so don't get too excited, as it's not yet open to the general public -- but you should definitely know about it if you are a content creator with a flair for the visual. It touts itself as "amazingly simple graphic design," which it is for the most part. There's a learning curve, yes, like any tool. And who knows if I'm doing things right but so far I like what I'm making and that's all that really matters to me.
I sent a Tweet to the kind folks at Canva requesting to be included in their beta and they set me up with an account. Here are a couple of banners I created for a new online faculty development class I'm teaching this quarter. What do you think?
Two Sample Graphics Created with Canva.com