Attractive graphic design and political campaigns go hand-in-hand. Designs are needed for everything from websites to social media posts to print materials.

If you don’t have a designer handy (or can afford one) for your graphic and print needs, then you may a problem.

One way to get a head start on your campaign’s graphic needs is with designed-for-you templates.

Right now, Online Candidate clients have free access to our Canva Social Media Graphic Templates.

These Canva templates are easy to edit use – even if you don’t have any graphic design experience.

What is Canva?

Canva is an easy to use online graphic design tool. It offers offers drag-and-drop functionality, along with a huge library of stock images, graphics and fonts. Even if you are novice and never used a graphic design program, you still create great-looking graphics for web and print. You can easily change colors, fonts, and add your own images.

Canva offers a variety of content types. From pre-sized social media images to marketing materials such as brochures, postcards, invitations and ads, you’ll find almost everything you need.

Canva is free and provides plenty of great design features. Canva Pro [affiliate link] unlocks a number of additional time-saving features:

  • Unlimited folders for your design templates, assets and images
  • Canva Magic Resize to resize design templates, allowing you to easily repurpose graphics across numerous social platforms
  • Canva Teams feature, which allows you to create a team, add members and assign roles
  • Canva Brand Kit to set custom color palettes, fonts, logos & graphics
  • And more…

Obtaining professional quality print material is easy using Canva. Before any design gets printed, you download the design first to have it printed using a home or office printer, a local printing shop or any online printing service. Canva Print makes it easy for you to have your designs professionally printed and delivered to you.

How to get your free political Canva templates

Create an account with Canva. The free version is enough for most solo users. However, there are many feature advantages with the Pro account

Log into your Online Candidate website administration and check the Marketing tab in the top menu. The templates are also available through OnlineCandidateResources.com. The login information is located in your website administration dashboard. (Not an Online Candidate client? Check out our campaign website packages.)

Instructions: Click on the links to open the templates. You should be brought to a page for each template that looks something like this:

The page displays a template preview along with a button that says “Use Template“. Simply click that button to start editing the template.

From there, you can edit any or all elements, add your logo and make it your own. You can download your image as a jpg, png or PDF or share your image directly to your social media accounts.

We also carry Premium Political Templates for candidates, judicial, sheriff and school board campaigns.

Enjoy!

Not an Online Candidate client yet? Check out our campaign website packages and features.

Note: These templates are not affiliated with Canva in any official way.

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