Canva launches design marketplace for pro designers

Canva has launched a marketplace allowing professional graphic designers to contribute layouts and earn royalties every time their designs are purchased. The announcement was made this week at the Manila Canva Creatives Conference for designers.

The layout design marketplace provides a new way for designers to earn money by creating designs that Canva’s more than 1 millions users can use. Designers are also able to upload their own photos, vectors and illustrations and offer them for sale in Canva’s library.

“We’re excited to work with the world’s best graphic designers to empower the rest of the world to create beautiful graphics,” said Canva CEO Melanie Perkins.

“Traditionally designers have only been able to sell their stock layouts to other people who have access to the professional design tools. However with Canva, they can now design layouts for everyone to use.”

The launch of the Canva layout marketplace provides Canva users with greater choice of layouts for their designs, and provide professional designers with a new way to make money from their work.

“More than 437,000 designs are now created in Canva every week, opening a huge market for professional designers to sell layouts that everyone can use.”

Designers can create layouts for more than twenty Web and print design types, including social media posts, presentations, posters, business cards, invitations and more. New design types are being added every week.

Contributor accounts will be rolled out to a limited group of designers from today. Professional designers can apply to contribute at http://about.canva.com/designers.

Key Features

  • License your designs. Contribute your own layouts to Canva. Earn money every time they get used. Create a design in Canva and Publish it for the world to use. Design a layout once and it continues to earn money. It’s that simple.
  • Earn royalties for every image and layout. Upload your existing graphics, photography and illustrations. Put your old content to work. Any time your graphics get used, you’ll earn a royalty.
  • Design for an audience of millions. Get your designs an audience of millions. Canva’s design tool can be used by everyone, opening a whole new market for your layouts. The possibilities are endless, from posters to Facebook posts, and invites to business cards.
  • Simple and easy to use. Canva’s pro designer tools make it easy to create stunning layouts. Work with more than 1 million stock photographs, fonts and elements. Mix and match content from top stock photographers and graphic artists. Endless design possibilities.

Zach is Head of Communications for Canva, an online platform that makes graphic design simple for everyone. He writes regularly on social media, branding and public relations and has achieved coverage in publications including Mashable, TechCrunch, PandoDaily, NBC, Forbes and The Next Web.

3 Comments

  • Great addition Canva team! I remember joining up back in the early days and its great to see how far its come.

    What’s the commission a designer would receive through submitting/licensing a design?
    What are the pay out options for designers selling designs? (Min Pay Outs, Payment Gateways etc.)

    Loving the innovation, keep creating!

  • Ben Requena says:

    This is great. It was certainly on my Canva wishlist so I’m excited to see it implemented.

  • Dynamic Brushes says:

    I’ve just discovered Canva and have recommended it to all my friends. I think this is a revolutionary way for non-designers to create beautiful work easily and without needing Adobe.

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