Jurgen Strauss | Making Header Images on Canva

This systemised process details how any team member can (using Canva) create beautiful graphics for blog posts, social media, newsletters and more.

System Architect: Jurgen Strauss
Website: www.innovabiz.com.au
Generated as part of the www.BusinessSystemsSummit.com

System Details

Process Overview Mindmap

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Why are we doing this?

  • Our InnovaBuzz Podcast is a compilation of audio/video file interviews of innovative leaders throughout the world who share their experiences in their field and educate their audience about all things regarding innovation and leadership.
  • While outstanding episode content should be the focus of your podcast, your header image is the first thing your audience and listeners will see. It is vital to present an attractive header that will catch the eye of new listeners. New listeners can be attracted to your service through the style of headers or images you make. You don’t only want your listeners and followers to love the quality of your podcast content but you also want to grab their attention with your artwork.
  • The consistency of header images can also help people identify and remember your podcast so it is always good to have a folder on Canva or whatever site you are using and compile the images so you can use consistent imagery across all of your podcast headers. Another reason we are putting in effort to make an attention grabbing header image is so that we can visually communicate the subject of the podcast. The audience will want to see the title and the service of the guests before they listen to it.


What you will need

To complete the process of creating beautiful graphics, you will need access to:

  • Google Images (a copy of 800 x 800 px guest photo sent through email)

  • Canva.com


Expert Version

  1. Search for your guest’s image online.
    • Note: You can also email your guest to provide a better quality of his/her picture and if it’s possible, ask for at least 800 x 800 px.
  2. Save the image on your computer.
  3. Open canva.com and log into Jurgen’s account.
  4. Look for the folder/file where the saved header image is that Jurgen has used for previous podcasts.
  5. Make a copy of the latest one.
  6. Upload the photo file of your guest.
  7. Delete the previous image on the previous copy of the header.
  8. Put the photo on and arrange it so it looks appealing.
  9. Change the title of the header image.
  10. Download the finished header.

Outcome: How will you know you have finished?

It says ‘done downloading’ and the header image is saved on your computer. 

Video walkthrough

Watch it here – click here.

Detailed Steps

1. Find a clear copy of the guest’s image on Google preferably 800 x 800 px. Save the image on your computer.


Note: If you can’t find any good pictures of your guest from Google or their website, you can email your guest in advance and ask for a better quality photo.

2. Open canva.com and log into Jurgen’s account.


3. Look for the folder/file with the saved header images that have been made from previous podcasts.


4. Make a copy of the latest one then upload the photo of your guest from your computer.


5. Delete the previous image from the header.


6. Insert photo and arrange it so it looks appealing. Change the title of the Header image.


7. Download the finished header.