Prior to creating visual presentations with Visme, I was in a serious business relationship with Canva since August 2016. Their interface was easy for me to learn. Plus, Canva had a large library of templates sized to the specifications needed for visual presentations (digital and print).
I chose the Canva for Work edition because it gave me the added functionality of unlimited folders, storage for photos, custom fonts and color palettes for branding, and more. This allowed me to create visually cohesive graphics and documents. It was perfect for me while in the beginning stages of building a business. I loved Canva and regularly shared it with clients and Academy members.
Transition to Visme
Heading into my 5th year of business as a B2B service provider, my design needs are different. I need a platform with advanced functionality to create more polished designs for infographics, presentations, ebooks, and more.
Last summer Visme* reached out to me after a Twitter conversation to introduce their product. I explored it briefly and created several projects including detailed infographics. I didn’t transition over immediately because of the learning curve. My plate was full and I didn’t make the time to explore it even though the possibilities looked amazing!
December 2018 I needed to create a presentation and went back to Visme. In the past
Visme allows me to create blocks of content or graphics and save them for future use. This saves time when I’m duplicating a design block within a project or want to maintain design consistency in multiple projects.
If you are new to graphic design, need a large library of templates, and a mobile app for on-the-go editing I recommend Canva.
If you are looking for a design app to help you create graphics and documents with advanced features and functionality, I recommend Visme.
Update July 2019: The template library in Visme is growing!
Have questions? I’m happy to share my experience with both
Update July 2019: Here is how I’m using Visme for Little Black Desk Society. 21 Types of Visual Content for your Small Business
Have you explored Visme*?
*I am a Visme affiliate and waited to share my review until I implemented it in my own business. All thoughts and opinions are my own.