COLLECT AND ORGANIZE YOUR INSPIRATION
My desktop was overloaded with images and I had too many bookmarks on my safari toolbar. That was until Professor Kantrowitz told me about Pinterest. Pinterest is a great tool for aspiring advertising professionals and designers. I just started an account and I love it. Best of all, its free.
Pinterest is a website where you can create online pinboards. You pin images you find on the internet to Pinboards you create on Pinterest. You can create Pin boards for each one of your current projects, for each one of your classes, for inspiration, for places you want to visit, clothes you want to buy, or for anything you want to. It is a great way to organize your inspiration.
-HOW IT WORKS-
You start by creating “Pinboards.” For example, you could create a Pinboard for each one of your class projects or for inspiration. Then you add a “Pin it” Button to your bookmarks bar. When you are browsing the internet and you stumble across an inspiring image, you drag the “Pin” from the “Pin it” Button on your bookmarks bar to the image. You select what Pinboard you want to attach it to, and then Pinterest will attach the photo as well it’s source to your Pinboard. You can also download Pinterest for your iPhone.
FIND INSPIRATION, DISCOVER NEW THINGS, AND SHARE WITH OTHERS
You can also browse Pinboards created by other people for inspiration and to discover new things. You can browse Pin boards by interest. For example, I browse by art, design, print and posters, home decor, and food and drink.
You can also connect with your friends and post images that you think that they would like onto their Pinboards and they can Pin images on yours.
Click here to request an invite from Pinterest. After your invite is requested, you will receive an e-mail notifying you that you can begin pinning!