Design Eye-Catching Reports Online with Canva

Wow your workmates and boss with reports that are easy on the eye and crying out to be read.

Stand out from the herd with a professionally designed report

An engaging report is all about presenting your information clearly and beautifully. It could be an annual company report, sales report, budget report, expense report; even a white paper. And you don’t need a degree in design to create stunning production values and professional looking layouts.

Team up with our library of over a million photos, images and design elements to make sure your report stands out from the herd. Canva also makes it easy to collaborate with colleagues on the fly, even if your team is on the other side of the world. Get your colleagues to view, comment and even edit from wherever they are.

How to make a report

  1. Open a new page

    Sign up for Canva using Facebook or Google. After that, log into your account and pull up the “Report” design type using the search tool on Canva’s home page.

  2. Explore templates

    Waiting for inspiration to strike? Browse Canva’s library of report templates. Find a layout for every industry, theme and style you can imagine. Click on the template you like to make it yours.

  3. Discover features

    Add images and text to your page using the drag-and-drop tool. Canva’s got millions of stock photos, images, illustrations, icons, shapes, charts and other graphics to help you deck out your design.

  4. Make it unique

    Upload your own personal or professional branding elements, images or illustrations. Resize and rearrange elements on the page to adjust the layout. Experiment with color and font combinations.

  5. Download and print

    Download and save your report as a print-ready PDF or share online in a few easy clicks. Return to the editor any time to make updates to your design.

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Add the right branding to your reports

Getting all your brand assets into your report could not be easier. Upload your logo, import high resolution images, then choose your brand colors and fonts to create an instantly recognizable look and feel. If you are really feeling creative why not try a filter or two, or even three. And if you don’t like the result try something else. And all done in a few clicks, with a drag here and a drop there.

Showcase your report data with real flair

Too often reports can be a real yawnfest that look just like every other report out there. You want your reports to be engaging, informative, fun and truly unforgettable. Canva’s tools make it easy to create documents that dazzle. Choose bold colors, creative typography and easy to digest graphics that really showcase your data. And if you’re stuck for inspiration, use our selection of professionally designed templates – all ready to go.

Print your report or just send it straight from Canva

Once your report is ready to go, we make it easy to get it into hardcopy. Just click the “Download” button to save your report as a high quality PDF, then get it proofed and printed. Or, save the trees and just send your report as an email to your boss or colleagues straight from Canva. You may just be in line for a promotion when this report hits your boss’s desk or screen!


A report includes a title, your name, the date, a table of contents with appropriate page numbers and headings, a summary, introduction, body and conclusion. You’ll want to create an outline beforehand to make sure the information flows in a logical way before diving into the writing.

A professional report reflects a good understanding of your audience, states a clear purpose, shows good organization of ideas, includes well-integrated research and uses a professional looking template. The appearance of the report is especially important in making an impression on your reader.

Most reports consist of a title, summary, introduction, body and conclusion. You might also want to include recommendations and appendices to mention any calls to action and to show the research supporting your work. The body will be the longest part of the report.

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