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5 Design Tools Perfect for Non-Designers

Make your visual content shine by using these simple tools.

By Courtney OKeeffe1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSOREDUpdated 3:15PM 08/18/16

Design is a very important aspect when influencing consumers, although we are not all natural-born creatives. With the tools below, you can flex your designer muscles without breaking the bank.

Pixlr is just like Adobe Photoshop, with a much more simple interface and free to use! You cannot go wrong with this online tool. It gives you the ability you to edit photos, create original artwork or simply resize existing imagery. There is a mobile and desktop version, which makes this a great on-the-go solution for quick creation for social media.

Canva is similar to Pixlr. It gives you free range on what you can create and is simple to use within the application. They have additional services such as a Design School and blog tutorials that are extremely useful for beginners. Another great Canva feature is their pre-made templates for social media (i.e. Twitter Headers, Facebook Cover Photos, Pinterest Graphics, etc.).

MEME Generator
MEMEs are very popular sharable content! This site gives you the platform to make your own MEMEs. While MEMEs are not for every audience, they are fun additional content for a younger target market.
Infographics are a great way to share important information in digestible visual content. lets you plug in data points and create quick visuals that you can customize. It is a free tool that offers upgrades for more intensive work and greater download options.

Logo Garden
You never know when you will need a quick logo, whether it be for an event or simple internal use. This site makes it easy for you to create your own. They have pre-made symbols and iconography for quick creation. 

There are hundreds of tools you can use to enhance your visual content. These are just some of our favorites.