i have a good idea to how make menu easily.
i make a menu with all texts and ,button, and designs i want in photoshop. ( it not take much time if you know what you doing ) after you finish designing your menu import it in construct 2 then add image buttons (not default button) object to your layout and rename them, for example if i create a text in photoshop that say : start the game, i rename the image button to start, and move them inside the text you want be clickable, and make this event : image button (renamed to start) : en clicked → action : system : go to layout when the game start.
i hope you understand what i mean . i make easily background menus with the same method