The importance of graphic design can’t be understated in today’s increasingly noisy world. Effective graphic design captures attention, creates greater engagement, and enables you to keep up with the content demands of your audience. At the same time, we recognize that the cost of graphic design can be a major concern, especially for small businesses. As a result, businesses have turned to DIY graphic design tools, such as Canva, to cover their design needs. While our team at Green Apple uses Canva for quick designs, we realize the platform’s limitations for helping brands stand out from the crowd. As we work with clients to determine their design needs and create a marketing plan that fits their budget, here are a few things we’ve found when it comes to choosing between a professional graphic designer and DIY tools like Canva.