Microsoft Designer Makes Masterpieces

Every so often Microsoft launches a program that turns my head. This Microsoft 365 design tool (Microsoft Designer – Stunning designs in a flash) is one of them. Microsoft describes its new Microsoft Designer program as follows: “A graphic design app that helps you create professional quality social media posts, invitations, digital postcards, graphics, and more. Start with your idea and create something unique for you. Microsoft Designer – Stunning designs in a flash“. I was lucky enough to be given early access and my opinion, in a word, is WOW.

You don’t need a Fine Arts degree or design and graphics training to easily create anything from holiday greeting cards to promotional sale flyers. There are templates and even AI (Dalle2) generated images. You can upload your own images from your computer and/or your phone (the app generates a QR code that lets you send images stored on your phone directly to the app).

Want to create a brand for your business and establish an identity? No problem, there are color schemes and typefaces (which you can completely customize).

The Microsoft Designer app supports layers, and some limited animations (mp4 files). I’m impressed with the designs that others are creating; if you follow @MSFT365Designer ( you’ll see examples of what is being done by Microsoft 365 customers.

I’ve been experimenting (and learning just how powerful the app is). Here’s a mini mp4 created by Microsoft Designer:

You can extend the capabilities of Microsoft Designer as well. I used Microsoft Clipchamp to produce this piece as a test:

I wanted a unique Hanukkah greeting to post to Facebook, and I ‘asked’ the AI to generate “chanukah menorah in the style of  Picasso” and the graphic below was among the choices. Yep, that’s a statement graphic, so I quickly added some text and was done.

Microsoft Designer is going to be a VERY popular program among Microsoft 365 customers. I’ve already used Microsoft Edge to “install as app” to keep the app quickly available on my desktop.

Join the waitlist! Head on over to Microsoft Designer – Stunning designs in a flash to get started.