Free avatar maker

Build a fun and quirky illustrated persona for yourself or your brand using Canva. Create your own avatar with our customizable templates and built-in avatar maker apps, then style it your way. Use your design as a profile photo online, in your posters, and other marketing collaterals.

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Your digital alter ego

Establishing your online personality just got a lot more exciting. Create a free avatar online and build a cartoonized version of yourself using Canva’s free avatar maker apps from scratch or personalize layouts and make it your own. Use your design as a profile photo for your gaming streams or hobby groups, or in your websites, business cards and sticker merchandise.

Reach your audience and create marketing posters with avatars that represent your brand. With a broad selection of characteristics and facial features, our avatar maker will be able to help you diversify and build a warm and welcoming community.

How to make an avatar

  1. Start inspired
    Launch Canva and search “Avatar” to begin your project.
  2. Choose a free template
    Browse any of our suggested templates you can customize for your design. Filter your options by category, style, or theme. Select your chosen template, or start from a blank page.
  3. Give character to your design
    From your dashboard, click the “More” tab to select the online avatar maker app of your choice. Choose from Bitmoji, Character Builder, and Pixton. Customize your avatar by changing its colors and features.
  4. Jazz it up
    Personalize the rest of your design by adding borders, backgrounds, texts, and illustrations to your avatar.
  5. Publish and share
    Download your finished design, publish straight to your social media pages, or use your avatar anytime, anywhere.
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Be the main character

When you create your own avatar, you become your own main character. Design a personalized gaming profile photo for your Twitch streams or a caricature of yourself for your YouTube channel. Make your illustration be the unique flair you want to show off to your growing audience.

Want to create an avatar from your favorite photo? Connect to the Bitmoji avatar maker app via Canva to design your avatar based on your iconic look, from matching your hairstyle down to your everyday wear.

Represent your community

Avatars can do more than just represent you–they can represent your brand and your customer base, too. Go beyond the archetypes and make your own avatar set to portray different types of people from all walks of life. Explore the avatar maker app Pixton from the Canva dashboard for templates of people of all shapes and sizes, representing various industries, genders, races, and ethnicities.

Create a set of illustrations using Canva’s Character Builder app to add flair to your marketing materials. Use your community avatars in your PSAs, advocacy posters, and even presentation decks. After all, you’re not just promoting your brand, you’re promoting the people you want to reach, too.

Create a world for your avatar

Canva is your one-stop shop for bringing your character into a world you’ve created. Colorize your avatar by adding filters and adjusting the image settings. Use gorgeous fonts for your name and add borders and frames to give some shape. Explore plain or illustrated backgrounds from the media library to let your avatar blend into your design space. You can even create avatars from scratch using graphics and vectors from our extensive library.

Download and save your avatar to use anywhere. Whether you’re creating an online profile, business card, instructional material, or presentation deck, you can style and match your avatar to your design.


In digital design, an avatar is a virtual representation of a person, or an alter ego of the user. It is commonly used as a profile photo for video streamers and in online forums. But it can also be used as a brand logo or a “digital mascot” of your company.

Choose a free logo template from our gallery. Then, on your dashboard, click the “More” tab and connect to your preferred avatar maker app. Design your avatar to your liking. Once you have your avatar in your canvas, you can add, remove, or replace the other visual elements of your logo like borders and backgrounds. When you’re done, download and save a high-resolution copy of your logo to use anytime.

Download the Canva app from the Google Play Store. Start designing by selecting a template or starting from a blank page. Tap the + button on the lower left corner and select the “More” option. Connect to your preferred avatar maker app, Bitmoji, Pixton, or Character Builder. Customize your avatar to your liking. Polish the rest of your design template, then download and share your project.

Knowing how to make an avatar for your Twitch profile photo is easy. After logging in to your Twitch account, click on the upper-right icon and select Settings. On this page, you can add or change your profile photo. Upload your customized avatar and resize the image. Then, click Save.

Log on to your YouTube account. Enter the YouTube Creator Studio to manage your videos. Go to Settings and select Customization. Under the Branding tab, you can upload your avatar to be watermarked in the lower right corner of your videos. Your avatar should be at least 150 x 150 pixels with a maximum file size of 1MB.
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