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How to Use a Pinterest Board to Gather Inspiration for your Website Design

If you’re in the market for a new look for practically anything, Pinterest is a great place to start off for inspiration. That’s especially true when you’re after a new brand, logo or web design.

In the above video tutorial, I demonstrate how to create a new Pinterest board to gather your visual inspiration. I also show you how to make it Secret/private.

To start gathering inspiration, first create your new Pinterest board:

1. Go to Pinterest.com

2. Click your profile picture and click My profile

3. Go to your Boards

4. Click Create board

5. Title your new board

6. Toggle on the Secret option (if you’d like it to remain private)

7. Invite any collaborators by clicking the gray + icon on the top right of the screen

8. Enter their email address, click Invite and Done

9. Start pinning!

To start pinning your favorites, use the Search field at the top of the screen to search for inspiration.

If you’re looking for website design inspiration, don’t just search for “website design inspiration.” Get specific. Instead, try searching for “professional website design for coaches.” Or if you’re looking for inspiration for a specific page, try something along the lines of, “contact page web design.”

Remember when gathering inspiration… it’s just that. Inspiration. We don’t want to copy other designs but rather use them to get our creative juices flowing.

I, myself, create a secret Pinterest board for every new web design project I begin. Once the project has launched, I then take all the pins used for inspiration and add them to my Inspiration boards.

Click the links below to check out the inspiration gathered over the years:

Web Design Inspiration

Headshots/Photo Shoot Inspiration

Branding Inspiration

Logo Design Inspiration

Font Inspiration

Color Inspiration

Bonus tip! If you’re using this board to collaborate with a professional, for each Pin it also might be a good idea to edit the description before saving it to your board. So for instance, you click Save on a web design style you like, in the description you might include a note that says “Love the colors and layout, not a fan of the images used.” Even if you’re DIYing, adding these notes will help you when reviewing your inspiration before diving into the design.

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