Design a professional looking flowchart that simply and clearly communicates your process at a glance.

Explain your process using clever symbols, shapes and text in Canva

Whether your flowchart is for process documentation, training content, workflow management, troubleshooting or quality and compliance, you’ll want to communicate the workflow clearly and effectively. It doesn’t matter if your flowchart is high-level, showing only the major steps in a process, or more detailed, mapping out all events and sequences, because with Canva, creating any kind of flowchart is possible.

As an important guide to your processes, you’ll want your flowchart to be well-designed and absolutely clear. Usually you’d need the help of a third party designer but with Canva’s range of free flowchart templates and easy-to-use design tools, you can create a custom flowchart yourself in no time.

Map out your process flow in 5 easy steps

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your own flowchart 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.

Make your flowchart easy on the eyes with a few simple tweaks

  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.

Start building out your flowchart with just a few clicks

A good flowchart is simple, clear and easy to follow. However, creating one is often not as easy as you’d expect especially when it comes to details like incorporating shapes, lines, icons and arrows to make your process actually flow. 

With Canva flowcharts are simple to create, thanks to professionally-designed templates you can use as your springboard. Simply select a flowchart template that appeals to you, then customize it using the various drag-and-drop editing tools in Canva to reflect exactly what you need.

Choose from thousands of icons and symbols to explain your process

Whether you work in real estate, hospitality, security or healthcare, we have thousands upon thousands of icons and symbols to help you communicate a process that is unique to your industry. And on top of that, we have a whole host of more generic flowchart shapes to signify actions, delays, endpoints, connections, decisions, and more.

Our extensive collection of icons and symbols are ready to drop and drag into any flowchart, and since they are vector images, they will look good in any size. Simply browse our image library and search by keyword to find what you’re after. If you decide to use any of our premium design elements, the great news is, at $1 a pop, they’ll never break the bank.

Collaborate with colleagues and access your design whenever you like

Need to collaborate or get feedback? No problem! You can easily ask team members for their input and opinion by giving them access to your flowchar. Click the share button and give them either viewing or editing access on your design.

Because Canva is stored on the cloud, you and your colleagues can access and edit your designs anytime, anywhere – so as long as you have an internet connection. If you’re super keen on working on your flowchart while you’re on the go, you can even download our iOS and Android apps for your mobile device and design anywhere with ease.


Are the flowchart templates free to use in Canva?

All of the layouts in our library are free to use as many times as you like. There are also a large range of free images to choose from, otherwise all premium photography, vectors and illustrations in our stock library is all priced at just $1. There are no other fees to use Canva.

How do I use alignment to organize my flowchart?

Every design needs balance. Ensuring that your designs are well aligned or well-distributed means that it won’t look cluttered or crowded. Begin by selecting the elements or text you want to align by clicking on it, then click the group button on the toolbar. Once all elements are grouped, click on the a rrange button and select whether to align: left, right, center, top, middle, or bottom. To set how you want the elements spaced evenly, click on the Horizontal or Vertical button.

How can I add branding to my flowchart?

Create a flowchart that is instantly recognizable by uploading your logo, using your brand color palette and consistent fonts. To upload your logo, click on the Uploads tab in your object panel, select the Uploads folder, and click on the green Upload your own images button. Select any PNG, JPEG or SVG file you wish to upload from your computer.

Uploaded images are automatically saved inside your Uploads folder, ready to be used in other designs.