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DIY Graphic Design

Do-It-Yourself Graphic Design

These resource suggestions are for solopreneurs, smaller businesses, or even larger businesses needing to create time-sensitive graphics. If you need to create quick graphics, on the fly, rather than delay and rely on an in-house PR department or an agency, these options are worth considering.


Canva is one of my faves!

There’s a free version as well as a paid version (Canva for Work). Free is all I’ve needed so far. Check it out here: Canva.com

Watch Canva’s Simple Video Guide to Canva (below). In addition, they have an entire series of tutorials in Canva’s Design School that are editable and hands-on. A great learning tool!



PicMonkey is also a favorite go-to online graphics tool. I opted for the paid version … thirty-some dollars a year and well worth it. I like that it will create .PNGs (transparent) image files as well as .JPGs.

Check out the details here: PicMonkey.com

Here’s PicMonkey’s Tutorial: Basic Photo Edits.



Snappa is another easy graphic design tool, allowing you to create amazing designs without the help of a graphic designer. Perfect for social media, blogging, ad campaigns, more.

Sign up for a Starter (free) or Pro (paid) account here: Snappa.io

Here’s their intro video tutorial: How to create an image in less than one minute.