The Canva Conundrum: Are DIY Tools Undermining Graphic Design?

Ever feel like Canva’s DIY approach is turning everyone into a “designer” including your  customers? It’s a slap in the face for pros who see their craft being butchered by templates and shortcuts.

This week on The Angry Designer podcast, we tackle the real problem with Canva: not the tool itself, but the false confidence it gives non-designers. We’ll break down why using a DIY tool isn’t even in the same league as having real design expertise and how this misconception is shaking up our industry.

In this no-BS episode, we’re diving deep into:

  • The seductive appeal of Canva and why it’s a trap
  • The glaring differences between a tool and true design expertise
  • How to school clients on the real value of a professional design process

Loaded with raw insights and brutal truths, this episode is a must-listen for any graphic designer feeling the heat from DIY tools. We’ll arm you with the ammo to defend your craft, highlight your value, and keep clients coming back for the real deal.

Tune in to learn how to turn the Canva conundrum into your competitive edge, proving that real design expertise can’t be templated.

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