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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Infographics

This guide provides a list of resources for learning about and creating infographics.

Introduction

Canva's goal was to make graphic design more accessible to everyday users. One way it does this is by having color pallets and font combinations to choose from. With a library of over 1 million items, it is pretty easy to find a graphic or photo that works for any project. What makes Canva unique is its focus on collaboration. A custom template can be created and shared with others to keep a consistent  design concept and branding. Premium elements are purchased per use and are not restricted to paid accounts.

Strengths

  • Simple interface with a drag-and-drop function
  • Video tutorials posted by the company itself
  • Can create transparent templates
  • Can group designs in folders

Drawbacks

  • The images and photos are not separated based on free vs charged content
  • The library of images is so vast it can be difficult to find a specific item
  • Unable to upload custom fonts with free account
  • Custom templates, color pallets, and custom fonts are only available with premium accounts

 

The Benefits of Canva for Work Accounts

  storage Download Formats Watermark Content Privacy
Basic 1 GB of storage for uploaded content

PNG

PDF

JPEG

GIF

Included in premium elements until purchased

14 company templates

1,000+ community templates

10 fonts

10 team members

private with shareable link
Pro Unlimited uploaded content

PNG

PDF

JPEG

GIF

Included in premium elements until purchased

14 company templates

1,000+ community templates

10 fonts

500 maps

30 team members

private with shareable link

 

Sample Infographic

Whale Infographic