• Olivia Simpson

How to make trendy digital "mood boards"

With the New Year in full swing and resolutions still surviving, it's not too late to catch onto the trend of personal "mood boards."

What is a mood board?

A mood board is a type of visual representation or collage consisting of images, text, and samples curated to your taste. They are meant to organize your thoughts and/or spark some new ideas inside of you.

What can mood boards be used for?

Mood boards have a wide variety of purposes. They can be used to brainstorm design for a business, website, product, or the trendy purpose, for representing your personal "aesthetic." For example, someone who is setting a personal goal to become heathier may create a personal mood board with pictures that have a "healthy" aesthetic, to inspire them to reach their goal. While, on the other hand, someone who is creating a mood board for their business may add images that represent what they would potentially create/sell.

How to make your own mood board

One of the simplest ways to create a personal mood board is with a designing website such as Canva. Canva is a graphic design platform used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. Canva has free mood board templates ready for you to customize with your own pictures.

Another way to design you own mood board is through Instagram's sticker features. Simply snap a quick photo, which will be covered by your pictures, then upload and organize your pictures over the top. If you have trouble finding pictures you like for your mood board, Pinterest has easily downloadable images.

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