One such simple way of understanding a concept and making it easier for our magnificent mind to interpret is by making what is called a moodboard.
As the name suggests and how the spelling goes, moodboards are used to depict a certain kind of theme that a person has in mind and wants to either help him/herself understand it better or for a separate persons benefit.
Consider moodboards to be a utility tool and unlike other tools this can be applied to vast variety of disciplines ranging from:
- Interior Designing
- Fashion Designing
- Graphic Designing
- Game Designing
And so many more! You get the basic drift don’t ya!
Moodboards are nifty when it comes to explaining a project to some client before actually starting work on it. This really comes handy for graphic designers as they can easily portray their thoughts before getting their hands dirty with the real stuff thus saving everyone time and money!
There are no particular types of moodboards that are defined or any templates out there to help you. It’s basically up to the creativity of the person making them. The ultimate aim being to understand the underlying theme on the canvas.
Having said this, the most basic moodboard can be made in the form of a collage! With images spattered here and there and text embodied where necessary.
To become a little more formal with the moodboards would mean to categorize the content in your moodboard with a little more detail.
So, now you’re looking for some really inspiring moodboards? I’d suggest you google them and you’ll get plenty!
If you’re on a tablet and you have an itch to be creative on the move, you should try out these apps for your Android and Apple techy souls:
Apple iPad: Moodboard by A Tiny Tribe llc.
Android tablets : Adobe Collage by Adobe Systems
I guess I’ve done my bit here in enlightening you guys on the topic of moodboards? If you still have some specific questions, be sure to leave them in the comments and we can talk about them!