How To Create Professional Graphics — Even If You’re Not a Graphic Designer

Marie Ennis-O'Connor
11 min readOct 25, 2018

Updated August 2022

Do you want your presentations and blog posts to stand out? Are you looking to create eye-catching graphics for social media?

Then this article is for you.

It used to be, to create graphics for your content (and social media) marketing, you had to have a designer who knew Photoshop.

No longer!

Now any one of us can design compelling images — even without a lick of graphic design skills.

In a few moments, I’m going to show you which tools you can use to create professional graphics to enhance your marketing without spending a cent.

But before we dive into the list of tools, check out this super infographic from CoSchedule which shares some best practice design tips. Keep these tips in mind when it comes time to create your own graphics.

14 Tools To Create Professional Looking Graphics

1. Canva