Design a Stunning LinkedIn Banner For Your Profile

Make your profile visually stand out by designing a custom LinkedIn banner using Canva.

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Design a banner that pops to boost your business or personal brand

Want your LinkedIn profile to stand out from the crowd? If you really want your profile to shine in a sea of hundreds of millions of users, you’ll need a professional looking banner to build your brand, and there’s no easier way to do this than with Canva.

Get free access to templates created by professional graphic designers and a huge library of over 1 million stock photos and images. In just minutes you can create an unforgettable LinkedIn banner that not only gets you noticed, but brings your professional profile to life.

How to create a LinkedIn banner

  1. Start a new page in Canva

    New to Canva? Sign up with Facebook or Google to get started. Already a user? Simply log in to get started on your banner design.

  2. Find the right template

    Browse over a hundred professionally designed LinkedIn banner templates and click on the template you like. Choose among templates from every theme and industry—from software development to education and finance.

  3. Experiment with features

    Browse through Canva’s library of photos, images, illustrations and other graphics. Deck out your LinkedIn banner with colorful ingredients and image filters, or keep things simple with a basic background and text.

  4. Keep customizing

    Personalize your LinkedIn banners by uploading your own images or branding elements. Experiment with layout, color schemes and font combos. Add shapes and stickers or use the animate feature to make the banner stand out.

  5. Upload to your LinkedIn page

    Finally ready to release your design to the world? Save and download your banner as a JPG, PNG or GIF. Then upload it to your LinkedIn profile. Return to the Canva editor any time to make design updates easily.

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Choose best-in-class imagery to put your best foot forward

Whether you’re a teacher, writer, architect, marketer or engineer, showcasing your professionalism with the right kind of imagery is important. With Canva getting it right is easy – with over a million professional stock images, photos and design elements, you don’t even need to worry about hiring a photographer, designer or even compromising on quality.

Browse our extensive collection of images and design elements to find that sleek font or crisp image to step your visual branding up a notch. With many images free of charge and premium images costing only $1 each, it’s incredibly affordable.

Add your company branding or logos

Whether you’re creating a LinkedIn banner for your business or personal profile, branding your banner with company logos or images is simple. All you need to do is upload, drag and drop your company images into our amazing LinkedIn banner maker.

You can create an eye-catching banner in a matter of minutes, and because it’s so fast, you could even whip one up once a month to tie-in with your company’s events or focus for that time period. Have new products that you want to highlight? Great! Take advantage of LinkedIn’s prime real estate and create a banner that highlights them too!

Easily create your LinkedIn banner on the go

Creating your LinkedIn banner is super easy with Canva. We’ve put beautiful graphics, images and fonts into the hands of anyone who wants to design, and the great thing is you don’t need to have any design experience at all. Nor do you have to install complicated programs that take weeks or months to master. Within literally minutes you can easily create a banner to be proud of.

Are you super busy? We get it. That’s why we’ve given users the ability to create on the go. You can download the Canva iPad, iPhone or Android app to create stunning designs wherever you are.

FAQ

To design a professional looking LinkedIn banner, add your company brand or logo, keep your background simple, be sure your images and fonts don’t stretch and ensure the banner fits the theme of your page or website. Add quotes or text if appropriate.

An effective LinkedIn banner uses images and colors to catch attention, communicates a specific message through text and graphics, highlights the company’s mission or values and in some cases includes a call-to-action. Keeping it simple engages viewers while drawing them into your profile.

Recommended dimensions for your LinkedIn background photo size are 1584 pixels wide by 396 pixels tall. As a cover image for your page, you’ll want your background to invite viewers to read your personal or company profile, so high resolution images and minimal text are important.

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