Canva Brings Simplicity to Graphic Design!

Whether your tired of seeking out a graphic designer or just want to spruce up the signage for your own business, Canva is the perfect site for you! Why? Well, it’s free but not only that, Canva is a design website that is accessible and simple to use for everyone!

Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 9.15.20 AMHow it works: It’s simple, Canva allows it’s users to create anything from flyers, to business cards, to a facebook cover. What you do, is select what type of signage you’d like to create and either use one of Canva’s preloaded images (at a cost of $1 to you) or your images for free. You will be able to added text using their banners, shapes, text bubbles, etc. and you even have the added flexibility of choosing your own colors and fonts. An added feature being that you can also insert icons, lines, and frames to your image!

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Why we love it: Canva brings sophisticated design abilities to anyone, from students creating flyers, people who want to create cards for their friends or spruce up their social media look, or business looking to improve their image without breaking the bank!

Would you use Canva? Share with us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

Startup Monday: Smore, Design Online Flyers

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that features some of the best and brightest companies in the Bay Area. They are often companies that we have our eye on or have worked with in the past & would like to share with friends and followers of ABCey Events!

Smore, design online flyers

Smore allows you to easily design online flyers to showcase your upcoming events with customizable layouts! Simply update your flyers to capture your event’s theme, send your creation to all of your subscribers, and track your success!

Smore, design online flyers


How it works: With the easy-to-follow format, Smore allows you to customize your flyer to match the theme of your event. From the Smore website, you can publish your digital flyer to all of your social media sites, over email, or on to other flyers in your city. With a special analytics capacity, Smore provides numbers regarding your top incoming traffic sources, how your recipients’ interactions with the flyer, and how effective your flyer really is!

Smore, Design Online Flyers

Why we love it: Smore makes it so easy to design online flyers to really draw attention to your events. Our favorite part is how much information we can gather using Smore’s analytical technology and learn about what areas we can improve upon. With three different models to chose from, with prices ranging from $19 to $99 per month, Smore provides a variety of options to publicize events!

Smore, design online flyers


Will you use Smore to design and publish professional flyers for your next event? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!