Officially a Canva Certified Creative – Hooray!

Scotland's First Canva Trainer - Canva Certified Creative

Super excited to announce that I’m officially a Canva Certified Creative. My box of Canva Swag has just arrived from Australia and it felt a little like Christmas has come early! Will explain a bit more about what it means to be a Canva Certified Creative, and what comes in the swag box that gets sent out.

What does it mean to be a Canva Certified Creative?

Being a Canva Certified Creative is just a fancy way of saying I’m a brand ambassador. It’s an invite-only program from Canva for people who basically promote the wonderful, cloud-based graphic design software through social media, online tutorials and/or in person via workshops like myself.

I have been delivering half day Canva workshops, specifically for nearly three years, and been mentioning Canva in other workshops since their early days in 2013. Had the pleasure of meeting its co-founders at the BlogHer conference in San Jose in 2014, so when I heard of the Certified aspect of Canva, I reached out to founder Melanie and asked what the criteria was. The rest, as they say, is history.

What Are the Benefits of Being a CCC?

What are the Benefits of Being a Canva Certified Creative

There are a bunch of cool benefits of being a Canva Certified Creative – a few of which are listed below:

  • 20 Canva credits and discounts
  • Free Canva for Work account
  • Added to a CCC Canva team
  • Access to a private FB group
  • Canva Swag
  • Early access to new features
  • Priority support

That’s some of the benefits of being a Canva Certified Creative. Love the swag bag of goodies.

Well that’s all for today. The holidays are officially beginning for me as we celebrate Christmas tonight…a few days early. I’ll look forward to wearing my new Canva tshirt in the new year at my next round of Creating Killer Graphics in Canva 2.0 workshops for Business Gateway.

Kudos to Claire Duncan from Ayrshire who was the first person to ever offer a Canva BG workshop then everyone else just copied her. Her invitation to create this workshop effectively changed my life so thanks Claire.

Need Canva Training?

If you’re interested in one-to-one Canva training or if you need some for a group/staff, then please feel free to get in touch. Training can be anywhere between an hour, a half day or even a full day as needed. I am willing to travel anywhere, globally!

As Scotland’s First Canva trainer, and now a Canva Certfied Creative, I’d be only too happy to help. Tel: 0141 416 1492 or email my first name at

Canva Training Courses Coming Up – Book Now

Thea Newcomb - Canva trainer in Scotland

Thea Newcomb - Canva trainer in Scotland

Canva Training & Workshops

Good news for anyone local who is interested in some Canva training courses, there are a few coming up in a few different regions of Central Scotland. All of the following events are FREE events with Business Gateway. Read on to see where and when these upcoming events are taking place…

What is Canva?

First though, if you don’t know what Canva actually is, it’s a FREE online tool that allows you to create eye-catching graphics to use both offline and on.

 You can create a logo, a flyer, brochure, business cards, buttons for your website, web and social media headers and so much more! You can also use Canva to source images to use on your website and social media channels!

…And did I mention, you can do all this for FREE?

Canva Course, BG Lanarkshire

My first Canva course for 2018 is 22 February – Business Gateway Lanarkshire.

This course is being held at Business Gateway’s Atrium Business Centre from 1:30pm-4:30pm.

It is recommended that you bring your own laptop to this course as it’s an interactive training session.

To book Creating Killer Graphics at Lanarkshire, go to this Events page on Business Gateway.

2nd Canva Workshop – East Dunbartonshire

The next Business Gateway Canva Workshop for 2018 will be held in Milngavie on 1 March.

This will be my first time delivering a workshop in East Dunbartonshire (though have delivered the Canva training to the Business Gateway staff already).

The event is 9:30am-12:30pm at Milngavie Enterprise Centre.

Again you’ll want to bring your laptop as this course is practical. To book the March 1 workshop, please visit the Business Gateway Events page here.

Evening Canva Training – Ayrshire

For those who can’t make day time events, you may be happy to learn that one is being held in the evening.

Join me at 5pm on the 6th March, in Ayrshire at Greenwood Conference Centre, Dreghorn.

At the moment this workshop is “Fully-booked” – so I would advise putting it in your calendar and checking nearer the time.

There are often a lot of “no shows” – so you will probably get in. Perhaps give BG Ayrshire a phone to get on the waiting list, or keep an eye on Ayrshire  BG’s events page to see if any cancellations come up. (Honestly they will come up)…

Finally, Canva in Paisley

Last but not least, there is a recent addition to the Canva courses – this time it’s Paisley for Business Gateway Renfrewshire – tentatively slated for March 8 at 1:30pm in InCube.

This has just been confirmed today and will be added to the Business Gateway Events system in due course (pun intended).

So if you’re interested in attending, do keep an eye on the BG Renfrewshire course area or follow their FB page to be kept up to date. Or call them up to book on.

Before I Go, “Blogging for Business”

Just a final mention of one other workshop coming up this week for Business Gateway Ayrshire – it’s Blogging for Business.

You can book this Valentine’s Day course here.

The course has also just been confirmed for Paisley on the 15 March at 1:30pm.

Again keep an eye on BG Renfrewshire’s events if you’re interested in that one too.

That’s about all that’s on the BG courses on the books at the moment.

The rest of the time is spent doing one to one training with a wide variety of clients across the Central Belt.

Want to Connect with Me?

Feel free to connect with me on the Thea’s Things Facebook page.

Also please check out my latest t-shirt designs on my Design-A-Day 2018 over on Redbubble.

If you would like any one-to-one training then please feel free to reach out to discuss how I might be able to assist you on 0141 416 1492.

Thanks for stopping by!