Mood Boards 101 – Workshop

Constructing a mood board is a valuable skill that can be used to develop creative concepts and bring clarity to project planning. A mood board can be used as a reference point for your work, or as a highly effective tool for presenting concepts to clients.

In this workshop you will be shown how to research, collect imagery, refine and lay out your mood board. We’ll look at different apps that can be useful for creating a digital mood board, as well as creating a physical mood board with images, colours and textures.

This workshop is suitable for students, designers, and anyone looking to gain skills that will enable you to visualise and communicate ideas with more confidence.

What you’ll get:

By the end of the workshop you will have created a digital mood board, and a physical mood board. The physical mood board will then be mounted on the wall of Anvil for it to be displayed in an exhibition featuring participants’ work. The exhibition will open on Friday 7th April, from 6pm.

What to bring:

Laptop or tablet, phone (or digital camera); and any items you would like to use for your mood board such as magazine cuttings, coloured paper, packaging etc. We will supply scissors, glue, pins and a range of paper scraps and other items for inspiration, plus an A3 foam board.


Sunday 2nd April. 1:30pm – 3:30pm


Anvil Design Studio. Located at The Hamlet, 16 Lonsdale St. Braddon, Canberra.

The workshop will be presented by Poyo, creative studio of Canberra based designer and illustrator Juliette Dudley. Juliette has over seven years’ experience as a professional graphic designer, including working as an editorial designer at The Canberra Times, Senior Designer at Zoo Group Canberra and Senior Designer at Engineers Australia.

The exhibition is presented by the University of Canberra Design Society and the University of Canberra Faculty of Arts and Design, supported by Anvil Design Studio.

Tickets: Click here for our Eventbrite page, or purchase below.