How to create an Inspiration Wall with 60 creative professionals

Inspiration Wall-Gudy Herder/Eclectic Trends

If you ever wondered if you can gather a large group of creative people doing a common exercise with individual input and getting a beautiful outcome, the answer is YES! Today I’d like to share what we did at the design event Interior og Boligmessen in Bergen (Norway) and how to create an inspiration wall with 60 creative professionals.

The fair invited a bunch of bloggers, designers, makers, journalists and stylists to a private mood board breakfast. We would finish the morning session with the set up of an Inspiration Wall under the leitmotiv What Moves You? We had previously explained the exercise and asked everybody to bring images, fabrics, color swatches, whatever they felt were inspirational and personal at this very moment. See the images and little (smartphone filmed) video below:

How to create an Inspiration Wall with 60 creatives - Eclectic Trends

How to create an Inspiration Wall with 60 creatives - Eclectic Trends

How to create an Inspiration Wall with 60 creatives - Eclectic Trends

How to create an Inspiration Wall with 60 creatives - Eclectic Trends

How to create an Inspiration Wall with 60 creatives - Eclectic Trends

How to create an Inspiration Wall with 60 creatives - Eclectic Trends

How to create an Inspiration Wall with 60 creatives - Eclectic Trends

Anniken Zahl Furunes Photography

Here goes a little video impression:

 

It’s been the fourth time that I’ve worked on a large Inspiration Wall with a group of people and when talking beauty, this is my favorite so far. The fact we are in Autumn helps a lot too with many nature inspired topics on the wall. So if everybody gives his very own input on What Moves You?, can you see a common red thread on the outcome? All participants agreed on the following main topics or sensations that were displayed: beautiful strong women (in any sense), nature during this time of the year, earth, minimal not maximal.

What I particularly love about this group exercise is the fact that many single contributions lead to one interesting outcome where everything is connected again. A ME becomes a WE.

 

How about some extra inspiration?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

IT'S TRENDING / Pantone Color of the Year 2023

In this eBook you will learn who decides which color makes it into the new Color of the Year, how the process works, its duration, and the biggest misconception Pantone still faces all these years.
We share color codes, the story of the AI-generated visuals this year, and why a beetle is the superstar of this year’s inspiration.

Follow our Wednesday Journal

Receive your dose of inspiration, education, and downloadable resources. By signing up now, you will access the last three editions.

The Mood Board Academy on Instagram

Mood Board Creation: Learn How To Effectively Communicate

Online Courses - English

You’ll find now a very complete starter program, which comes subtitled in eight languages. You will learn:

  • why haptic moodboarding becomes more relevant and effective in 2022 
  • how to create a balanced board that not only looks good but works as a memorable communication tool
  • that I do not start a mood board with the creative hands-on process but with a thinking process and a formula
  • how I used that specific formula in a business project, which I share with you