Fun, Energetic, Playful
Mood boards are curated groups of images that visualize a vibe. This is the second step in narrowing down a look & feel to effectively convey your brand message.
Enthusiasm is contagious. Audiences drawn to this feel want to be engulfed in positivity, starting from their first encounter and continuing throughout their experience with learning, purchasing, consuming and, yes, even complaining. Smart brands in this category focus on making each touch point as easy and enjoyable as possible to keep the good times rolling.
These brands are all about removing obstacles to fun. Notice the use of bold colors and unique fonts in the samples below. Their playfulness is overt, not subtle. Some choose to use a combination of shapes, patterns and type styles to add a sense of visual movement to their materials. Others have a little more restraint and focus solely on color and soft edges. There’s no wrong way to present a fun look, so long as it’s consistent and not too heavy-handed (there is a fine balance between playful and wacky beyond comprehension). For best results, be selective about how you express your company’s playful side—don’t try to force the “fun” into every single headline or image.
Ideal for these archetypes:
Fun, Energetic, Playful, Happy, Optimistic, Lighthearted, Approachable, Exciting, Engaging
Is this the right feel for your brand?
The images below show how various companies have used color, type, icons, photos, illustrations and textures together to translate their personality into a unique look and feel. As you consider your company’s presence, do these samples achieve the vibe you’re after?
Please note: The images posted here are subject to copyrights owned by the individuals or entities who created them. They are intended for educational purposes, and not to be used for your brand or for any other personal or commercial use.
TIP: Just because a brand is themed around having a great time, that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of intentionality or attention to detail in your content and offerings. In fact, your audience is more likely to have a great time when they can relax knowing that they’re being taken care of every step of the way.