How to create your own mood board

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I always say that the logo and brand identity course can work for more than just learning how to design logos. That's because it's a tried and true process I've used on everything from banner ads to t-shirt designs.

I wanted to show you what I mean, so I decided to create a mood board for a wedding invitation project I'm currently working on. Since I've already designed the "save the date", I've already gone over steps 1 + 2, filling out a creative brief and going through the brainstorm and discovery phase. Watch the video below to see how I go from random images in Pinterest to a final cohesive mood board.

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STEP BY STEP

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THE PROCESS OVERVIEW

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The Graphic Design Process Overview

PINTEREST

Your first stop is heading over to Pinterest, the queen of all mood boards. Pin everything that goes along with your theme. I typically draw most of my inspiration from interior design and fashion, do whatever works best for you!

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 FINAL MOOD BOARD

Pull the strongest images from Pinterest and bring them into Photoshop or Illustrator to create a cohesive board. These images should have a similar color palette and unique shapes or symbols that can influence the design.

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If you're real crafty, you can create an old fashioned mood board using magazines and what not!

Where else do you draw inspiration for your design projects?