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Now Available: The Inspiration Board Kit

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I’ve done all the hard work for you! Automatically download your kit at checkout and begin sourcing your favorite images to use on your boards. 

Inside you’ll find 12 easy to edit, fully customizable mood board templates perfect for designers, bloggers, architects, fashion designer, and other creatives!

Share your vision with your colleagues, clients, and your audience using ready to use templates from our collection!

Creating Inspiration Boards Is My Superpower…
And now I am bestowing my gifts upon you!

As designers we live for this stuff, right?! A cohesive, curated, strategic aesthetic that visually ignites that spark in your clients.


Inspiration boards, or mood boards visually communicate your vision for your brand at the start of a project. They will serve as a guide to keep in mind when making design decisions for your final product.


Anyone wanting to easily convey a visual representation of their style at a glance. As a designer, I use it as the first point of connection with my clients to make sure we’re on the same page for the rest of the project.

Here are my top 10 tips on creating engaging and effective inspiration boards.

1. Clear style and direction.
Immediately visually represent your brand without any words.

2. Cohesive color palette.
Focus on 4-5 main colors you want to explore and keep it simple.

3. Varying images/sizes
Think textures, typography, imagery, aesthetic.

4. Fine Tune. Edit. Critique.
Make sure all your images are strategic and meaningful to your overall brand.

5. Visually Interesting
You want to captivate your clients with an immediate “HELL YES! This feels like ME!”

6. Don’t Live and Die By It.
You want the overall feeling to be conveyed, but don’t get too nit picky on the images chosen. 

7. Mix It Up!
No two mood boards are the same because no two people are the same. Be unique!

8. Less Is More
The wise words of Coco Chanel, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off,” can also be applied to editing your board.

9. Collect As You Go
Pinterest is your best friend! Gather inspiration throughout different seasons to give yourself lots of material to work with

10. Stop. Collaborate and Listen!
Sometimes another set of eyes can give you input of what you should refine.

Check out the color coded dynamic and engaging mood board templates you for you to easily add your own inspiration.

Purchase the Inspiration Board Kit

Emma McMahan

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lifestyle + portrait photography

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