At the moment, the general perception of the virtual bulletin board called Pinterest is that it has a great collection of brides’ dreams, cooks’ recipes and interior designers’ ideas. While there is truth in that statement, in regard to the No. 3 social networking site (behind Facebook and Twitter), a closer look reveals clever uses by creative types to catalog ideas and spark their imagination, as well as aid their careers.
- Take for example artist/designer Marian Wachter’s Pinterest boards; she may have a recipe or two pinned, but there are a total of 30 boards where she captures visual motivation around everything from typography to user interfaces to branding examples.
- Here’s an interesting pinboard that highlights infographic resumes by designers.’
- Design Director Aaron Sather uses Pinterest to track GUI/UI/UX/LOL, iconography, hot type, and many more.
- And, Cheryl Edenfield has put together a Pinterest board of different types of resumes and portfolios as a reference tool alongside her recipes and other boards of interest.
You need a Facebook or Twitter account to register for Pinterest. Consider joining a growing subset of user experience designers and visual designers who are finding ways to catalog their work and their inspirations one pin at a time.