Design Fundamentals with Canva!

You don’t need to be a graphic designer to create eye-catching social media graphics…

You just need to know more about design – so you can create professional-looking graphics that stand out from the crowd!

It’s one of a kind – no other course teaches you about this important design stuff AND how to use Canva properly in 1hr!

"I've been using Canva for over a year and I've learned so much more in such a short space of time and now I know what to do with confidence!" Eleanor, Little Yolk

Design is fundamental to every business because first impressions count and you need your business to stand out and show-up better than your competitors!

So ask yourself – 

  • Could your social media posts look better? 
  • How do you show-up against your competition? 
  • Can your customers immediately identify your brand style? 

I’ve designed this 1 hour masterclass for you – because effective ‘good’ design makes a positive impact on your business’s success – it will save you time and money!

No other course teaches you the design basics and Canva in 1 place. It’s perfect for getting you started and it is the only course of its kind!

No more searching for Canva tutorials, or YouTube guides that only increase overwhelm and waste your time – it’s all in 1 place!

This Design Fundamentals with Canva masterclass should be a no-brainer for those entrepreneurial businesses, who want to get on the right track and start creating great marketing material to promote and grow your business!


If you say "Yes that's me" to any of these points - this masterclass is for you...

...and you are in the right place!

Look What's Inside

Design Fundamentals with Canva masterclass is split into 2 sections - the 1st part gives you an understanding of what effective and good design is and why - the 2nd part is a step-by-step introduction guide how to use Canva!

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Part 1: Design Fundamentals

I know design is critical in every business and for every small business owner to understand the design basics to be able to know how to effectively connect with their customers and attract new ones. In this masterclass, you are introduced to the 10 fundamentals pillars of design – why a design looks good with examples so you can visually see the difference! You will learn the very basics of colour, space, imagery and type and have the confidence that you know what ‘good’ design looks like!

Part 2: Canva Fundamentals

Using a template I have designed I will take you through a step-by-step guide showing you the basics tools and techniques to use in Canva, with an over-the-shoulder viewpoint. We will explore how to use colour, fonts, elements, shapes, images and templates, so you know how to change and brand design to make it fit your business! And the biggest bonus is knowing ‘the designer’s secret’ – you don’t just do the one design, you do a few until you get it right!

Business owners who have completed this masterclass can now Design and use Canva with confidence, because they know the basics to be able to create good and effective designs which grab their audience’s attention! 

NO more wasting time. NO more feeling that you are stuck. NO more overwhelm. SAVING time and money! You will love exploring the world of design and Canva and wonder how you lived without it…

This 1-of-a kind masterclass should be a lot more money but it's priced to be a 'no-brainer' because I want to help small businesses 'show-up' better with good and effective design!

So you get all of this for only £45.00

...and it comes with a bonus trio!

Your Burning Questions Answered

Yes, I have made this masterclass with beginners and non-designers in mind. It’s also ideal if you’ve dabbled in Canva or Publisher, but have not yet produced any designs that you like. Perhaps you think they’re not good enough, or don’t look like they are from your business. It’s not that you want to be a designer – you just want to know how to design things better in Canva.


No, that’s the beauty of this masterclass – you can use the free version of Canva throughout, which will allow you to do everything you want to do. 

The full costs of the Design Fundamentals with Canva masterclass is £145 and the price for you is just £45.00 (already saving £100.00)

If you were to pay me as a professional designer to create each of the following materials for you once, this would cost you more than £195.00Branding guidelines (£85), 8 branded social media posts (£85.00), social media banner (£65)..

The skills and understanding you learn by doing this masterclass will enable you can create some marketing materials yourself without spending hours (or a fortune) on each one.

This could end up saving you hundreds of pounds.

If you need a head start then I can always design you a series of social media templates with half hours training that will set you up from the start!

Yes – you will have an understanding of what good and bad design is and have more confidence using Canva to be able to experiment and explore other techniques. 

However Canva is just a programme ( a tool) and it will take time and practice, as with any skill to get better and improve.

If you get stuck during the masterclass tutorial – join the Sarah Bates Design Facebook group and use the hashtag #askSarah, and then I can help you directly, or if it’s something I think the everyone may need help with, I will jump on Facebook Live to run through it.

It’s only 1 hour of your time!

Ultimately, if you want to make change happen in your business, you need to decide now if you’re committed.

People often give up on courses when they get stuck so if you join the Sarah Bates Design Facebook Group and put a post in there using #askSarah, then I will be able to help you!

I know you’ll do this masterclass because you are here reading this!

You know that by making this small investment of money and time, you’re investing in yourself and in your business which will save you lots of time and money in the long run!

If you want to hire me or pay me a retainer to help with your design and marketing then I’d love to hear from you or take a look at my Sarah Bates Design website and then you can see the kinds of stuff I do and see if we fit!

But I honestly believe for the small day to day stuff – the social media posts, email graphics, blog posts you can do this yourself within your business!

Stick to the basics in this masterclass as it takes time and practice to develop these skills but by taking control of the small stuff – this will be more cost effective in the long run!

And if you really want to know more about this design and marketing stuff then register on the Design and Marketing Essentials for Small Businesses online course running March 2022.

Sarah says...

The challenges facing small business owners are huge and I know this masterclass can help you! In an image-bombarded world, you have to make sure your business is seen and ‘shows-up’ to engage your customers and attract potential leads in order to grow your business. 

To even have a ‘chance of showing-up’ your marketing material has to work hard for your business and engage your customers by ‘stopping the scroll’. It cannot be generic or mediocre – it has to stand out above the crowd and look ‘good’. 

This is why I’ve designed this 1hr masterclass – so you can start designing the everyday stuff yourself, take control and start to show-up better!

Sarah x

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