Mood Boards!

Mood boards are a great way to gather ideas, research and inspirations. Our friends at Wiki state:

 

mood board is a type of collage consisting of images, text, and samples of objects in a composition. They may be physical or digital, and can be “extremely effective” presentation tools. Mood boards are used by graphic designers to enable a person to visually illustrate the style they are pursuing. However, they can also be used to visually explain a certain style of writing, or an imaginary setting for a storyline. In short, mood boards are not limited to visual subjects, but serve as a visual tool to quickly inform others of the overall “feel” (or “flow”) of an idea.

 

In addition to our thumbnail sketches (and pinning/reblogging/sketching), a mood board is a great way to visually think about your project and your project’s needs.  This technique may be used as part of your final project’s research stage.  Mood boards are used in interior design, fashion design, web design, print design and so much more!

 

Some links to learn more:

 

http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/design/mood-boarding-introduction/

http://www.creatively-driven.com/the-art-of-the-mood-board/

http://studio-sweet-studio.com/post/19571567848/be-free-lance-moodboards-one-of-the-most-crucial

http://www.srzucker.com/19311/703722/visual-design/design-direction-moodboards

http://macsima.co.uk/blog/2013/7/23/the-importance-of-mood-boards-and-some-great-examples

http://intrographicdesign3000fall2012.blogspot.com/2012/09/mood-board-examples.html

 

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Presentation Cases, Portfolio, oh my!

Presentation Cases, Portfolios, oh my!

April 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm (Uncategorized) () · Edit

Tis the season!

 

Portfolio season!

For those of you thinking about what is needed to build your portfolio, I have decided to bring in recent graduates to talk about their portfolios this week (Matthew Hast for the Monday CDII class and Kristian Dela Cruz for the Wednesday CDI classes).  They will be talking about their cases and here are some sites for you to browse:

 

http://www.pinazangaro.com/product-types/presentation-books.html

http://www.dickblick.com/categories/portfolios/#presentationbooksandbinders

http://www.blurb.com/

 

 

Business cards:

http://us.moo.com/

http://gotprint.net/g/welcome.do

 

Hope these resources help!

Prof. R

 

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