Founded in 2012 and based in New South Wales, design software company Canva has attracted over 15 million users over the years. Its unique design asset marketplace has over 8,000 free graphic templates and a collection of both free and paid stock photography images.
Canva is different from logo design agencies and graphic design crowdsourcing platforms in that users are on their own to make a logo using the elements available.
Canva’s free logo maker options make it possible for even non-creative users to design a good logo. You can choose from professionally designed logo templates or design it from scratch. You simply drag and drop the elements you want to incorporate including images, icons, illustrations, and fonts.
Even when it’s time to download your image, you don’t have to pay.
To help design rookies in this process, Canva provides resources like a palette generator, font combo tool, design size guide, and color wheel.
You can utilize Canva’s design elements to create your logo and produce a number of other professional or personal design assets including the following:
The program is all online so you don’t need to download or install software on your computer. As long as you have an internet connection and access to a web browser, you’re good to go. Just create an account you work on your project from your computer or from your phone by downloading the Canva app.
With Canva logo design, you’re on your own. There isn’t a designer or other consultant to walk you through the process of using the program or ensuring the design you make is scalable, visually appealing, and on track with your overall brand direction.
While Canva has some amazing free resources, there are important things you can’t do with a free Canva account, including the following:
To access those features, you’ll need a paid account. Canva Pro costs $10 per month when billed annually and Canva Enterprise is $30 per month billed annually.