Design with Canva
8 October 2021
With most things requiring IT skills during this COVID-19 pandemic, District 330 decided that a series of relevant training programmes on various aspects of IT should be offered to members to hone their technological skills, ranging from the use of virtual meeting platforms, to designing, to more effective use of social media, etc.
Taking cognisance that many members, specifically the Club Correspondents, need to boost their design skills for promotion and publicity purposes of their own Clubs, it was decided that training on the use of Canva is pertinent and should be the jump-start programme.
Hence, the first in the series of training took place via zoom on 8 October 2021. The trainer was IPP Shanty Chandran from IWC of Subang Selangor, who adroitly took the 70-odd participants through a one and half hour hands-on training session on how to use Canva.
Launched in 2013, Canva is a free graphic design platform that is truly great for creating all sorts of designs for invitation, greeting and business cards, as well as Instagram posts, and many more. A drag and drop interface makes customizing thousands of templates simple and easy and its wide array of features allows the customisation, editing and creation of a myriad designs for diverse purposes. With all the templates and features available on Canva, it can feel overwhelming knowing where to begin. But trainer IPP Shanty made it look so easy and hands-on that soon, members excitedly shared screen of their own creations, much to everyone’s delight.
Members were unanimous in their agreement that it was a night well spent and with the Festival of Lights fast approaching, the more eager ones were already envisioning the creation of beautiful and unique cards to extend warm wishes to IPP Shanty and all Hindu members.
District 330 is happy that this first training took off with flying colours and extends deep appreciation to IPP Shanty for this enlightening webinar training.
~ Padmini Pillai, District Editor