How To Use Own Font In Canva

Canva provides an extensive selection of fonts, which is one of its greatest features. However, what if you have a particular font in mind that is not included in Canva’s library? Whether it is for the sake of maintaining a brand image, personal design choice, or simply a preference, there are instances where you may need to use your own font.

Fortunately, Canva has provided a feature for you to upload and use your very own fonts. We’ve broken down the process down into a few simple steps.

Step 1: Upgrade Your Canva Account

First things first, to be able to upload custom fonts to Canva, you need to have a Canva Pro, Canva for Enterprise, or Canva for Nonprofits account. Unfortunately, this feature is not available to free accounts.

Step 2: Prepare Your Font File

Canva supports font files in the .OTF or .TTF format. Make sure your custom font file is in one of these formats. If it’s not, you’ll need to convert it first.

Step 3: Upload Your Font

Once you have your font file ready, head to Canva and perform the following steps:

  1. Click on the Brand Kit tab from your homepage.
  2. Scroll down to the Uploaded Fonts section and click the Upload a new font button.
  3. Find and select your font file, then click Open to upload.

Remember, the size of the font file should not exceed 4 MB. If your font file is larger than this, you will need to reduce its size before uploading.

Step 4: Use Your Uploaded Font

After uploading, your font should now be available in Canva. To use it, simply start a new design or open an existing one, then:

  1. Click on the Text tab on the left sidebar.
  2. Add or select a text box on your design.
  3. Click the font dropdown in the toolbar at the top of the screen.
  4. Scroll down to the Uploaded Fonts section. Here, you’ll find your newly uploaded font.


Being able to use your own font in Canva allows for greater personalization and consistency in your designs. It might seem a bit tricky at first, but once you’ve done it, it’s quite a straightforward process. So go ahead and give your designs a personal touch with your own custom fonts!