This week, we have switched from Adobe Programs to Canva.
When I looked ahead at this week's module, I wondered what a "social media" design entails. The social media assignment requires making three designs for the same company or organization. After some thinking, I found it easiest to choose an event to promote in the graphics.
The organization I chose is my sorority, Pi Beta Phi, because its 150th birthday is coming up this April. Random Pi Phi members create designs for events such as this celebration, and we are given the graphics to either post or to set as our profile picture or cover photo. Below are a few examples of graphics other girls have made that I have posted on my own account.
I have used Canva before to make a resume for class. From the start I have LOVED using canva. Making a design using the program is so simple, but can look so complex. For this assignment, I have decided to make two square graphics (that could be used as profile pictures), and one cover photo-sized graphic.
While making these designs, I am making sure to use Pi Phi's colors, wine and silver blue. I am also focusing on the "less is more" idea, because as Croom said, social media posts are quickly seen and can be quickly forgotten. Being a PR major, I love social media and all things digital. I really enjoy this assignment, because it challenges me to think concisely. At the end of this week, I know that if I sent my designs to Pi Beta Phi's Facebook group, other girls would save the graphics and post them when Pi Phi's 150th celebration comes around. Maybe I will!
Canva vs. Adobe
Although Adobe products are much more difficult to use, more frustrating and more time consuming, I still believe Adobe is better than Canva.