Get your daily boost of inspiration with a customized motivational poster designed on Canva

Design a personalized motivational poster

Whether you are a student trying to get better marks this term or a professional working hard to make your new business a success, you need a dose of daily motivation to keep you going. By adding a customized motivational poster to your workspace, you can increase your productivity by several notches. With Canva, designing a poster is easy and only takes a few minutes, allowing you to focus back on your work instantly.

Canva has thousands of motivational poster templates created by professional designers. Since they are fully editable, you can pick up any template you like and edit them quickly. In just a few clicks, drops, and drags, your poster will be ready to motivate you!

Design a motivational poster in Minutes

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your own motivational poster designs.
  2. Choose from our library of professionally created templates.
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.
  4. Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text.
  5. Save and share.

Transform any motivational poster template into your very own design

  1. Change the images. Upload your own images or choose from our stock library of over 1 million photographs, graphics, and illustrations.
  2. Change the fonts. Choose from over 130 fresh fonts.
  3. Change the background. Choose a background from our library or use an image.
  4. Change the colors. Change the color of your text boxes and text to add extra flair.

Pick from thousands of poster templates

When you are already low on inspiration, and you need a poster to motivate you constantly, it can be difficult to get inspiration and create a poster from scratch. Luckily, you have Canva to help you out with thousands of editable poster templates. All of the templates already come with sample motivational text, but you can easily replace that with your favorite quotes by clicking on the text box.

Add images to make your poster even more visually appealing. In case you already have images that you would like to add to the poster, click on the ‘Upload your own images’ button and select images from your computer. Once you upload images on Canva, they can also be used for other designs as well.

Don’t have images of your own? You don’t need to worry because Canva’s media library has over a million images, graphics, and illustrations that you can use. Most of these are free, while only a few cost as little as $1 for each one-time use.

Get feedback from your friends for the poster design

Designing a motivational poster for your office? Collaborate with your colleagues to make sure everyone loves the new poster. Canva allows you to share your poster design with other users to make collaboration seamless. Click on the share button and enter the email addresses of the people you want to share your design with.

In case you want other users to make changes to your design, check the ‘can edit’ box. If you are only looking for their feedback and do not want them to modify the poster, check the ‘can comment’ box.

Print your poster to hang it in your workspace

With your poster designing done, it’s time to put it to use so that the poster can motivate everyone around. You can print the poster and hang it in your workspace or room to always remind yourself to keep going. Choose the PDF-Print download option to ensure you always get a 300 DPI (Dots Per Image) print quality.

You can also share this poster on Facebook or Twitter directly through Canva, by clicking on the share button. If you want to motivate your friends or colleagues who live far away from you, download the poster design as a JPG or PNG image file and send it through messaging apps like WhatsApp and Viber,


How can I access Canva?

To access Canva, go to your browser and type As soon as you sign up on Canva, you will be able to start designing. You can also download the Canva app on your iPhone or iPad from the App Store.

Why is there a watermark on my poster?

If there is a watermark on your poster design, then that means you have used a paid element from Canva’s media library. To remove it, just click on the download button, and you will be redirected to a payment gateway. Once the payment is made, the poster will be downloaded on your computer without any watermark.

Can I change the font on my poster?

Of course! Canva has over 130 fresh fonts for you to choose. Alternatively, you can also use the pre-designed font combinations and typography available.