How to Create a Media Kit with Canva

Having a media kit (and an updated one at that) for your blog is super important no matter how big or small your blog is. I have already in the past talked about why you need a media kit, so I’m not going to get into that today, but I am going to show you how to create a media kit with Canva step by step. I have recently become very fond of the program and love that I can easily create graphics and documents.

How to Create a Media Kit with Canva

For the sake of this post, I have created a media kit template with blocked off areas! When you create yours, be sure to keep in mind the look and feel of your blog (including colors, fonts, and photos!).

The first thing you need to do is create an account with Canva and once you do that (or if you already have one!), follow these steps:

Step One: Head to www.canva.com and scroll down on the type of documents you can create. Select ‘US Letter’. This is my favorite dimension to create a media kit on just in case you ever need to print out your media kit – it prints out perfectly!

How to Create a Media Kit with Canva

Step Two: Click on the elements tab to bring up all of the options you can add into your document. Then, click ‘shapes’.

How to Create a Media Kit with Canva

Step Three: Click the square and a black one will appear on your screen. Don’t fret – you can change the color of it by clicking on the square that appeared on your document and clicking the white square next to the trash can (pre-fab colors will come up or you can click the ‘+’ and choose your own or insert your hex color code).

How to Create a Media Kit with Canva

Step Four: Once you decide on your colors and the size of your header area, click the ‘text’ tab to pull up heading and font choices. I start with ‘Add subheading’ so the font is already large. 

How to Create a Media Kit with Canva

Step Five: This is where it gets fun! You’re going to start adding in all of the valuable information the receiver of your media kit is going to want to know about you and your blog.

How to Create a Media Kit with Canva

Step Six: Once you have included all of the necessary information, you’re going to want to click ‘download’ on the top toolbar and then click ‘PDF: Standard”. This means that you are saving the image/document you created as a standard PDF.

How to Create a Media Kit with Canva

How to Create a Media Kit with Canva

How to Create a Media Kit with Canva

And wa-la! You have just created a media kit with Canva. Once you download your media kit, be sure to save it to your computer in a safe place for easy access. A couple other things I like to add to my media kit are a pricing/packages list for easy conversations about compensation and photos that have been on my blog/Instagram to showcase how I go about my photography for posts.

Be sure to keep your media kit updated, too! I update mine (depending on how much my stats have changed) every one to two months. By creating a media kit with Canva, all you have to do is go to your dashboard and edit your stats and information, which is something I really like about Canva versus PicMonkey when it comes to creating media kits/documents/graphics.

Related post: Why You Need a Media Kit and How to Make One

If you don’t think you can’t handle creating your own media kit (I BELIEVE IN YOU!), Etsy has some really great options for all budgets and your graphic designer for your site 9/10 times can help!

How do you like to incorporate your personality into your media kit?

12 Comments

  1. July 19, 2016 / 10:55 AM

    I love Canva! Thanks for the great tutorial. I definitely need to make a media kit soon. Is it every too early to create one?

    • July 19, 2016 / 9:40 PM

      It’s never too early to make a media kit!!! Canna is seriously the best – I love how you can go back and edit older projects!

  2. July 19, 2016 / 11:05 AM

    I just recently discovered Canva and love it!! This is such a great tutorial and I need to update my media kit asap!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  3. July 19, 2016 / 2:01 PM

    I use canva for a lot but I had no idea what a media kit was so now I’m going to your other page thank you so much lovely tutorial!!

    Corsica | kissesfromcarolina.com

    • July 19, 2016 / 9:43 PM

      YAY! Having a media kit is so important and they’re so easy to create!

  4. July 19, 2016 / 2:06 PM

    This so helpful! I’m currently thinking about making a media kit for my blog, and this is definitely a post I’ll keep in mind and go back to when I finally dive in!

    Amelie | https://awanderersadventures.com

  5. July 19, 2016 / 10:15 PM

    I love that. I actually created one with Canva not too long ago. I really love your tips, so informative. I will definitely be updating mine soon. Thank you!!

  6. July 20, 2016 / 3:21 AM

    Great tutorial! I’ve been meaning to create a media kit lately and this is great! Thanks for sharing!

  7. October 20, 2016 / 6:17 PM

    Hi there! I’m trying to create a media kit right now and I have no idea how you added the navy bar to the top. It just appears after you add in the white square and before adding the subheading box.. Can you please explain how you added that one and the one in the middle of the page? Thanks!

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