Free Online Gantt Chart Maker

Design and build a Gantt Chart for your next project free with Canva’s online designer.
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Gantt chart maker features

Gantt charts are tools used to schedule large projects by splitting them into tasks and subtasks and laying them out on a timeline. Each task is listed on one side of the chart and each has a horizontal line opposite it corresponding to the length of the task. By mapping tasks like this, you can easily see how long each will take and which tasks will overlap.

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Publish, share or download your high-resolution Gantt Chart

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How to make a Gantt chart

  1. Launch Canva - Open Canva and search for "Gantt Chart" to start your design project.
  2. Choose a Gantt chart template - Pick a Gantt chart design from our collection of templates. Filter your search depending on theme, style, or color. You can customize your chosen layout or start from scratch.
  3. Add your activities - List the tasks and processes involved in your project. Then, arrange them in the existing textholders in your layout or add more shapes depending on its number. Tweak the font style, size, and colors from our library based on your theme.
  4. Personalize your Gantt chart - Add various shapes and texts from our content library. Use free and premium images, vectors, icons, and illustrations that can visualize your data more. Need more space for more tasks and processes? Simply expand to a whiteboard so you and your team can collaborate more with fluidity in real time.
  5. Download and share - Finalize your Gantt chart and download it in high-quality image files in PNG or JPG or PDF document. You can share it across your team through email straight from the editor. Then, publish it as an infographic or poster via Canva Print or add it to your Canva Docs or presentation.
Make a Gantt chart

An easy-to-user Gantt chart creator

Canva allows you to easily create your own professional-looking Gantt chart without the need to learn complicated software. You just choose from the beautiful templates and layouts created by our design team and then customize your chosen one by changing colors, fonts and other elements to suit.

Choose and add colors carefully

Colors are an important visual cue in Gantt charts. They are often used to denote the stage of a project at which a task takes place. But you can also use them to show which department in your organization is responsible for the task. Or, for small teams, which team member is responsible.

With our free Gantt chart creator, you can easily change your design’s colors by using the color wheel tool on the toolbar. Click the element or text you wish to recolor, then choose any hue from the color wheel or type in a particular color hex code to fit your branding requirements.

Use arrows to show interdependent tasks

In any project, there are some tasks that will need to be completed before others can be started. As well as ensuring you schedule tasks accordingly, you can choose from Canva’s huge range of arrows to link tasks and show which ones follow on from others. Use our online Gantt chart generator to quickly customize the size, shape and style of arrow, as well as its color. It’s a good idea to make each arrow the same style, and use color consistently.

To add an arrow or any other shape or icon to your design, head to the Elements tab, click on the Shape, Line, or Icon folder and choose one that suits your need or style. Drag and drop it to where you need it in your design.

Collaborate with different teams or departments

Most big projects involve lots of different teams or departments working together. Often these teams will be in different buildings, or even different cities or countries. Canva makes it really easy to work collaboratively like this. Just click on Share, tick the box that enables others to edit your design and send them the link. Team members and colleagues can then access and edit the design from anywhere in the world, from any computer, iPhone or iPad.

Print your Gantt chart in high resolution

Once everyone in your team is done editing and happy with the finished Gantt chart, you’ll want to distribute it. You can email it from inside Canva, just by clicking the Share button and copying and pasting email addresses into the box. Gantt charts are meant to be displayed on a wall, though, so why not download a high-res PNG or PDF to print and hang on the wall?

Gantt Chart templates

Don’t waste time with complicated software. Canva’s gantt chart templates are your shortcut to good-looking, easy-to-make gantt charts. Simply click on the template to add your own data. Create your gantt charts in minutes. Choose from the templates below to get started.
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