Resources For Those Who Need Support Creating Visual Mood Boards

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We live in an age where we have hundreds of resources at our fingertips. Yet, often times, we’re afraid to ask for help.

We buy into cultural myths that teach us that we have know everything and be an expert in every craft, rather than excelling in a few.

As a result, we can often find ourselves stuck and unable to move forward. 

We’ve all been there, and we all daily fight the risk to not go back there.

We often talk about how Mood Boards create inspiration and a filter for our brands, but sometimes the time and knowledge it takes to create them can seem like a barrier. In order to help you make the most of your time, we wanted to share a few resources and tips that we sometimes use in order to simplify our process and free ourselves to invest time in growing our brand.

  1. Pinterest

    While there are so many ideas on Pinterest, it can often times feel overwhelming. The key to maximizing all that Pinterest has to offer is to be specific in your search. It can help to look at your colleagues Pinterest board to serve as starting point, so long as you focus on creating your own brand and do not try to recreate their brand. 

  2. Canva

    Canva is an excellent platform for piecing your mood board together. Within Canva, you can create graphics and visuals in a streamlined process and use pre-made templates to fill in each piece of your board. They offer hundreds of templates to choose from and serve as an incredible outline for mood boards. 

  3. Photoshop

    Though it requires more intricate work, photoshop allows more freedom in creating a board that works for you. Try searching for photoshop tutorials online - there are tons that give outlines for basic understanding if photoshop is not your specialty. 

Again, don’t let lack of expertise keep you from finding the platform that works best for building a mood board for you brand. In an effort to help you in this area, we’ve created portions of our “How to Make a Mood Board” mini course to dive into how to use each platform in a way that benefits you. We would love to answer any questions that you have along the way! Check it out!

 
Lindsey Washington