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Canva and the G.O.A.T.

Canva designs have been used in advertising on the big screen. It can work for you too.

By Ambreen Dar

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It's Tuesday already and we're counting down the days to the holiday break. We can't believe this is our second post. It's exhausting but exciting!

For those in the know, you can appreciate the challenges of working with two high-performing perfectionists. In fact, pushing Ambreen and Rebekah out of their pixel-perfect comfort zones will become a topic in itself.

We're probably not ready for prime-time yet, but who cares? It's been said that if you're not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you shipped too late.

So we're embracing that. We're also psyched to have our moms on standby manipulating our open and click rates as we warm-up our sending domain.

And so it continues...

Canva ain't Messi'ng around...

An AI generated imaged of a goat wearing a crown in an artistic style with professional lighting

A goat wearing a crown in an artistic style with professional lighting. By Stable Diffusion 2.1

We were first introduced to Canva in 2013 by one of our most amazing friends, the one-and-only Peg Fitzpatrick. 🙌🏽

Canva makes it easy to create and share professional designs. We love it and it's made our lives as professionals easier.

It's been mind-blowing to see their growth and the transformations they've caused within the design industry. But over the weekend, we were staggered by how ubiquitous their design templates have become.

While watching the FIFA World Cup on Sunday, our eyes were drawn to the flashy display ads nested conveniently behind the on-field players' butts. It was the who's who of global brands. As we were trying to keep track of maneuvers made by Messi and company, we felt a strong sense of déjà vu.

From flat vectors of cars racing across the screen in the background, to ads displaying cups and balls, déjà vu. Then it hit us, holy $#!t, we've seen these designs—or very similar—on Canva!

Regardless, designs created on Canva are everywhere. We felt a sense of relief seeing them on a global stage to be honest. Kind of like when you hide the take-out boxes in time for that delicious "home cooked" meal you just made.

If you've hesitated to use your latest Canva creation for advertising, think again. You may just score a goal. ⚽️

Ambreen Dar

About Ambreen Dar

Ambreen designs for thrillseekers. She left the classroom behind to chase adventures in publishing, then dove into digital marketing's deep end. New tricks abound, but Ambreen's four furry fans still think she's top dog. Alongside Rebekah and Sam, Ambreen makes BRIL.LA's magic - and wouldn't have it any other way.