The Power of Moodboards
A step-by-step guide to the creation, use and benefit of Moodboards in the creative process.
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- – iOS/Android compatibility
- – Downloadable templates
Creating a design requires a significant amount of creativity, brainstorming, and organization. Whether you are new to shoe design, or already familiar with the the creation process, design requires time, patience, and inspiration. Importantly, moodboards can help.
Moodboards allow artists, designers, and stylists to visualize their product, and then organize their thoughts and ideas into a concrete concept on the board, which they can then refer back to when creating original designs. This can help with organizing ideas alongside trends and market branding to assist in the creation of a saleable product that customers want to buy.
Building a moodboard can be as simple as gluing photos to a pasteboard but it is crucial to consider the elements, expression, emotion, and value of the components included. In this guide, you will learn to carefully consider style, content, and goals, so that you can create a moodboard that adds value to your project. This should help you with organizing creative thoughts, finding inspiration for new projects to make them more relevant and interesting to consumers, and communicating ideas or designs with others to receive feedback and input.
What am I going to get from this guide?
In this guide, you will learn how to create a moodboard that adds value to your project. This should help you with organizing creative thoughts, finding inspiration for new projects to make them more relevant and interesting to consumers, and communicating ideas or designs with others to receive feedback and input. You will learn this process through some examples.
You will also get free Templates in PSD (Photoshop format) which can be used as a baseline to input your ideas and start the moodboard creation.
Is this guide for me?
This guide is suited to people with or without design experience, professionals of the fashion industry who want to get deeper insights on how to benefit from moodboards as well as who is about to start a label and approaching the creative process for the first time.
Table of contents
1. Introduction the Business of Fashion
– What is a Moodboard?
– Understanding Moodboards
– Moodboards in Creative Industries
– Moodboards & Shoes
2. Adding Value with Moodboards
– Moodboard Goals
– Jumpstarting Your Creativity
– Working Out Ideas
– Visualizing Product Objectives
3. Sourcing Elements & Materials
– Meeting Goals & Solving Problems
– Do the Elements Reflect the Project Goal?
– Using Moodboards to Make Aesthetic Decisions
– Stock Art vs. Own Art
– Copyright Considerations
– Using Found Media
– Using Licensed Fabrics, Patterns, & Designs
4. Analogue vs. Digital Moodboards
– Discovering Whatʼs Possible
– Choosing a Format
– Using Analogue Moodboards
– Using Digital Moodboards
– Materials and Elements to Include
– Using Texture in Digital & Analogue Media
– Finding Inspiration
5. Building Your Moodboard
– Moodboard Elements
– The Selection Process
– Style & Design
– Creating a Theme
– Following a Template
– Create Your Own
– Capturing a Mood & Creating a Story
– Getting Feedback
6. Getting Started & Examples
HOW LONG IS THE GUIDE?
The guide has approximately 30 pages of content organised in 6 Lessons.
HOW DO I ACCESS THE GUIDE?
The guide is accessible through the ISM website, via your private account. You will receive an account once the payment is processed. The guide is accessible via computer as well as any mobile device.
DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE IT FROM BEGINNING TO END IN ONE SITTING?
No. You have full control of your online guide and you can revisit each lesson at your own time.
HOW LONG DOES MY ACCESS LAST?
Your access does not have an expiry time.
IS THERE ANY DOWNLOADABLE TOOL INCLUDED?
There are 3 different Moodboard templates in PSD format (Adobe Photoshop). Each template comes in 3 sizes (A2, A3, A4) for a total of 9 PSD files. The templates are made of shapes and guidelines that you can use to enter your own images, graphics, text, etc.
The guide is non-refundable. We recommend to check the preview to get an understanding of the guide content before making the decision to purchase.