How To Use Canva For Branding


In today’s digital landscape, establishing a distinct and memorable brand image is crucial. Thankfully, Canva, a free graphic design tool, is available to assist in this pursuit. This blog will provide instructions on utilizing Canva for branding purposes.

Getting Started with Canva

The first step is to sign up for a Canva account. You can do this by going to and clicking on the ‘Sign Up’ button. You can sign up using your Google, Facebook, or Apple account or simply use your email address.

Creating Your Brand’s Visual Identity

Canva’s brand kit feature enables businesses to upload their brand’s logo, font, and color palette. It saves you time, as you won’t need to manually add these elements each time you make a design.

  • Logo: To upload your logo, click on the ‘Brand Kit’ option under the ‘Home’ tab and select ‘Upload your logo’. Canva allows you to upload multiple versions of your logo.
  • Color Palette: In the same ‘Brand Kit’ section, you can add your brand’s color palette. Click on ‘Add custom color’ and input the color code.
  • Fonts: Under the Brand Kit, you can also add your brand’s fonts by clicking on ‘Upload a font’.

Designing with Canva

Canva has a wide range of templates that suit different brand styles and purposes including social media posts, presentations, logos, business cards, and more. To create a design, select a template that fits your needs and start customizing it to match your brand identity.

To customize a template:

  • Click on the text to edit it. To change the color and font, use the toolbar at the top of the screen.
  • Click on the elements to edit them. You can replace them with elements from your brand kit.
  • To add new elements, click on the ‘Elements’ tab on the left-hand side of the screen. You can search for specific elements or browse through the categories.


Using Canva for branding is a straightforward and effective way to create consistent and visually appealing brand materials. Its user-friendly platform and wide range of templates make it easy for anyone to create professional designs. Just remember to utilize your brand kit to ensure brand consistency across all your designs.