Design 101 – Creative Hacks from the King of Canva
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Design 101 – Creative Hacks from the King of Canva

Sam Tyrrell rose to the title King of Canva at AlixPartners, and he’s joined us Behind the Post to reveal his expert hacks and quick tips to help you create masterpiece designs on Canva.

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Episode Summary

With no experience in design, Sam rose to the title of King of Canva at AlixPartners and went Behind the Post to tell you everything you need to know to master Canva yourself.

Sam walks us through the process they have in place when creating content on Canva, including how he trains his wider marketing team to create their own designs, what the approval process looks like, and how he ensures all designs stay on-brand.

Being part of a company big on employee advocacy and personal branding, Sam is passionate about translating this company value through visuals as well. He walks us through how he encourages his colleagues to use design to help their employees showcase their personalities online.

Sam also entered fire-round questions to share his best practices, go-to features, design pet peeves, and the biggest lessons he’s learned along the way to taking the throne.

If you use Canva, you won’t want to miss this episode.

Hot Topics:

  • Go-to features on Canva that everyone should know about
  • Design best practices that will take your final designs from mediocre to masterpiece
  • Which design tools he uses besides Canva and what for
  • How AlixPartners’ designs differ for their corporate social media pages versus their employee advocacy program

Meet Sam

Sam Tyrrell is one of the many talented Digital Marketing Specialists at AlixPartners. With 5+ years of experience and a keen eye for design, he has quickly climbed the ranks and rightfully been crowned as the “King of Canva”.

An active member of the marketing team, he’s heavily involved in the corporate social media, Digital Publishing, and Graphic Design efforts, and is always ready for a challenge.

When he’s not creating masterpieces in Canva, Sam’s on a mission to conquer the digital landscape. With the unwavering support of his family, friends, and coworkers, and design skills so sharp that even pixels tremble in fear, he’s on track to take over the corporate world.

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