Taking advantage of folders is an important step to reducing overwhelm and increasing your efficiency when you’re working inside your Canva account.

I don’t want you to just be relying on using the “Recent Designs” section of the homepage because while it feels manageable with just a handful of designs, if you suddenly had hundreds of designs to sort through, then it will get very difficult, very quickly to find what you’re looking for.

So let’s not go down that path at all and let’s talk about how to use folders and subfolders inside of Canva.

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If you’ve never created folders before in your Canva account, you can now do so by clicking on this + in the top right corner of your projects page.

When I do that, I will have the option to add a folder or to upload a file into my account.

So I will just add a new folder, and I’ll be able to give it a name and create it. And then let’s open up that folder.

I’m going to add a couple more folders here, let’s call them slide decks, and worksheets.

The process of creating a sub-folder is the same as creating a top level folder.

You’ll just need to open up the folder that you want to contain a sub-folder, and once you’ve done that, you can click on the plus sign in the top right of the screen to add a new folder inside of the folder that you’re currently viewing.

So I’m currently in this folder called Clients, and I could create individual folders for my various clients.

I’ll click on the plus sign and then follow the prompts to create a new folder for Client A. And now let’s add one for Client B.

Then you could continue to create additional levels of sub-folders to further organize the contents of the client folders.

Don’t forget that you can only create two custom folders on a free Canva plan whereas you can create unlimited folders on Canva Pro.

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