Let’s face it, creating a beautiful design for your printing project is not always the easiest task. For most of us it can be especially frustrating if you are not a Photoshop genius. We have some great news – you don’t have to be a graphic design guru to create eye-catching designs.

There are more and more simple-to-use design software and apps becoming available online. While some of them do require payment, a lot of them have free options. Next time you need to create a flyer or pamphlet, business card, brochure, or social media graphic and you don’t want to hire a graphic designer or spend hours learning Photoshop, consider one of the following websites.

All you have to do is register, select one of 1000’s of templates, customise and click “Download” and viola!

Here are our top picks of free and user-friendly graphic design websites and apps:

01. Canva


Canva is a photo editor, colour palette tool, font combination picker, learning resource, and photo collage maker. This online graphic design software for beginners has a drag and drop format that makes it easy for anyone to create stunning visuals. Canva has a huge range of templates for everything from Facebook covers and Etsy shop icons to wine labels and gift certificates. Just click any template and you can customize the font, images, and layout. There are premium elements if you want to upgrade, but the free offerings are quite vast.

Platform: Browser, iOS, Android


02. Gravit Designer


Gravit is a free vector design app that allows you easily create illustrations, icons, print designs, presentations and much more. You can use it online or download a desktop version, browsing thousands of free templates uploaded by a team of expert graphic designers. Gravit even has helpful tutorials to assist you in getting started with the program. It’ll export as PDF, SVG or bitmap, and if you need to access a project on the go there’s the Gravit Cloud service that enables you to get to your work wherever you are.

Platform: Browser, Windows, Mac OS, Linux, ChromeOS


03. Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark

Choose from dozens of professional templates sorted by industry category, design type (such as, social media images, Facebook covers, posters), and size, then customize that template with Spark’s easy-to-use tools.

Replace template images with one from Adobe’s royalty-free library, or one of your own uploads. Image adjustment abilities are minimal in Spark, but there are several basic filters available to let you adjust your image.

Unlike many tools, Spark also makes it easy for you to change the design layout—or even the entire template—from one of the sidebar menus, so you don’t have to backtrack to the start page if you want something different. If you’re looking for inspiration, Spark offers preformatted text styles and designs, which you can browse with just a few clicks in the Text menu.

Platform: Browser, iOS, Android


Next Steps:

So you’ve created your flyer, brochure, or business card design, and now you need it printed. We’ve made it super easy for anyone to get a quick quote for any printing project. Simply click here, submit your design and requirements and we will get back to you in record-time!