Design with Canva

Creating imagery for social media, promotional campaigns, events, online presentations, print material and websites is easy with Canva.

Canva is a free-to-use online software and smart device App that lets you create documents, designs, signs and social media artwork. It also provides stock imagery, illustrations and templates to make you look like a pro.

​We offer Canva classes just like our Social Media Courses. Working side by side or in small groups to teach you how to create branded designs.

You could be a volunteer helping an organisation, a business owner doing DIY marketing or a student need to present professional documents as part of your course work. In just a couple of hours you’ll be designing like a pro!

Don’t let the idea of branding freak you out. Learn the basics and add some bang into your digital footprint.

In our classes we’ll show you graphic design theory, basics and the hidden features to take your designs from drab to fab in no time.

Design with Canva classes take two to three hours if booking into a one-to-one training session.

The variance in time is dependent on your computer skill level. If you are already making imagery using Microsoft Word, Publisher or Powerpoint on a regular basis two hours will be suitable.

You can book a workshop with us, where we travel to you at your workplace (in SEQ, travel levies apply), at Social Ocean HQ or via video conferencing.

Our small group workshops are three hours. View the Social Ocean events page to see if any are currently scheduled.

Nailing your business messaging and learning about the optimisation features available on platforms you use for your business is a great step to low budget marketing.

You can use your designs for more than just social media. Anywhere you might use visual aides is a spot that Canva can help with.

Once you’ve learnt what to write about, creating the visual elements to match you written messaging for Business’ is a must.

It’s mostly illegal to copy images from Google to use on your social media. The safest way to ensure you can’t get caught out is to create your own visually impactful designs to complement your product/service knowledge.

Canva is an Australian software. Bonus!

We’re big believers in shopping locally and supporting Aussie wherever we can. Canva is an Australian software and its free to create an account.

Along with anything, you can pay for a bigger and better subscription – which we have. But our Design with Canva classes are all done using the free service available.

We can also host training sessions for those with paid subscriptions.

Plus, Design with Canva classes complement our social media courses perfectly!

Kirsty Fields, Creative Director and owner of Social Ocean, participates in professional groups providing assistance and feedback to Canva to improve it’s services. That’s how much she loves it!

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