Mixed Media Mood
I do enjoy the conceptual phase of projects a lot, when first mood boards are created and the ideas get their visual character. It is always exciting to see the results of extensive research and careful planning finally come to life. After my first internship, I started carrying a little notebook, collecting all kinds of bits and pieces for later use and inspiration.
It has often helped a lot to actually be able to see and present not only a proposal for a visual world, but physical collages with an impression of different materials, textures, and finishing even in the early phases of a project. And of course studying communication design is an excellent excuse to call my print media hoarding university research.