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Free avatar maker

Easy to create and customize

Professionally designed and formatted

Millions of photos, icons and illustrations

Easily download or share

Build a fun and quirky illustrated persona for yourself or your brand using Canva’s online character maker. Make your own avatar with our customizable templates and built-in avatar maker app, then style it your way. Use your personal avatar as a profile picture, in your posters, marketing collaterals, and more.

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Your digital alter ego

Establishing your online personality just got a lot more exciting. Quickly create a character from scratch and build a cartoonized version of yourself using our free avatar generator, or personalize pre-made layouts and make it your own. Use your design as a profile photo for your gaming streams or hobby groups or on your websites, business cards, and sticker merchandise.

With Canva, you can also grow your audience and design marketing posters with custom avatars representing your brand. With a wide selection of characteristics and facial features, our online avatar creator can help you diversify and build a warm and welcoming community.

How to make an avatar

Start inspired

Launch Canva on the app or your preferred web browser to access our avatar maker online. Search for “Avatar” to begin your design project.

Choose a free avatar template

Browse our collection of avatar templates you can customize to suit your needs. Filter your options by category, style, or theme. Select your chosen template, or start from a blank page.

Design a character

Click Apps on the left side panel of the online editor. Search or select the Character Builder app. Make your own character by customizing the head, face, body, skin tone, and hair color.

Jazz up your design

Personalize the rest of your avatar for free. Add borders, frames, and backgrounds. Find illustrations, graphics, and stickers from our extensive media library to complement your design.

Download and share

Share your digital avatar straight to your social media pages, add it to another Canva design, or download it to your device to use anytime, anywhere.

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Be the main character

When you make a person avatar, you become your own main character. Use Canva’s avatar creator online to generate a persona that represents you best. Design a custom gaming profile photo for your Twitch streams or a caricature of yourself for your new YouTube channel. Infuse a unique flair to your illustration to show your growing audience.

Want to create a character online and embed it into your design? Quickly connect to the Bitmoji app on the platform and let your creativity shine. Choose from various faces, bodies, and expressions, and design an avatar based on your iconic look—from matching your hairstyle to your everyday wear.

Represent your community

Avatars do more than represent you. They also represent your brand and customer base. Go beyond the archetypes and generate an avatar set to portray different types of people from all walks of life. Explore the avatar designer Pixton from the Canva dashboard for templates of people of all shapes and sizes representing various industries, genders, races, and ethnicities.

How about producing free character illustrations using Canva’s Character Builder app to put a creative spin on your marketing materials? Use your community avatars in your PSAs, advocacy posters, and presentation decks. After all, you’re not just promoting your brand—you’re also promoting the people you want to reach.

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 applying 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 do away with avatar makers and make an avatar from scratch using graphics and vectors from our extensive library.

Download and save your free avatar to use anywhere. Whether spicing up your online profile, designing a business card, or enhancing instructional materials or presentation decks, easily style and match your avatar to any branding or theme, ensuring a personal touch and a lasting impression.


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