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Hello dear friends! It’s been ages since I last wrote a blog post. A lot of things happened lately, and one of these is something worth writing about:

Canva is in Manila! Hurrah!

I got this news when I posted on Facebook that I am looking for a part-time/full-time job that needs a graphic designer or an illustrator. Faye Tandog, a university friend and Mozilla Rep, sent me a message about Canva’s Launch Party. I was reading the message at 4AM and I was like, “Am I dreaming?” I had to widen my eyes more to see that it’s real. Canva is indeed in Manila, and they are launching a party!

I knew I just had to go. I learned about Canva last year, from a Facebook ad that kept on showing while I was scrolling on my News Feed. I have not tried using Canva before, until early this year I decided to see what it’s all about.

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So, what is Canva?

Canva is a graphic design tool that makes designing accessible to everyone, even to those who think they don’t have an eye for arts and design. It’s simple and easy to use, just drag the elements you want on your layout (there are a variety of pre-made layouts to choose from), add some text, tweak a little, and voila! You now have a beautiful design.

This is especially helpful to people who have little background on Photoshop, Corel, and other design softwares, or who can’t hire a designer to make them a nice visual for their business. Another plus is that the elements you can use on your design work are FREE (Can you believe that, beautiful + free? There’s still such a thing as free lunch, I guess!) They also have premium design elements that will only cost $1/piece to use.

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Ms. Melanie Perkins, Founder & CEO of Canva

All the people who were part of and organized the event were very welcoming and really nice. I was able to personally talk to Zach Kitschke, Head of Communications, regarding Canva and why they decided to open an office in Manila. “Outside Australia, the Philippines is one of the company’s top 10 markets, and this is because Filipinos’ are fast to adopt to new technology, are very flexible and have a strong grasp in design,” he said. The Canva family is growing bigger. I am excited about this news!

You can do a lot of things in Canva (including this post’s banner).

Here are some examples:

The Soul

Poster

Facebook Ad

I love baking! Thanks Canva for the cupcake freebie! ♥

Photo Collage

I'm currently in-love with Ed Sheeran's song, "Thinking Out Loud"

Social Media Post

Atop a rock mountain in Islas de Gigantes

Facebook Cover

NEW! Twitter Post

NEW! Twitter Post

Photos and illustrations by yours truly. 🙂

Annnnnd here are the photos I have of the event!

Click on the thumbnail to view each item:

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All the best, Canva Manila Team!

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