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Brilliant news has been rebranded for optimal user experience

Yes has been made even better. The wonderful thing about the sampleboard team is the desire to be on the lookout for ways of enhancing and improving an already excellent web site.

SampleBoard’s entire site has been improved and rebranded  

Towards the end of 2011 a design-focused website was selected as one of four start-ups in the first ever Google Umbono programme, consisting of seed funding and mentorship for online entrepreneurs.

Google believes in     

For those of you who are new to; SampleBoard offers an online image editor for creative professionals to quickly and easily put together inspiring designs and professional visual concepts. All designers know the conceptualizing of visual design ideas is vital. Creating sample boards in the traditional manner is very time consuming and costly.

Creating design concepts boards just got a whole lot easier, faster, and greener developed by designers for designers has created a brilliant eco friendly online way of digitally creating sample boards. There is an extensive library of images, designers can easily upload their own images and the boards can be emailed directly to clients. Adjustments and changes to the concept boards can be made in minutes saving time and energy. is an easy way to impress clients with your design flair and eco credentials  

In a nutshell is a trendy up to date way of presenting design ideas. Presenting your design ideas just got a whole lot simpler, faster, better and greener with this professional rebranded web site. I believe we cannot under estimate the power of a great presentation. Presentations give us the opportunity to sell our design ideas and show our design flair. Everything we do, from how we dress to how we design sample boards in a folio has an impact on how we are perceived by a client.

Great presentation boards sell design ideas

The best way to understand and enjoy the improvements to is to visit the new enhanced digital concept board editor and have a go. Please be aware there may be some adjustments that need to be made, bear with us and give us lots of feedback so we can give you the user an optimum conceptualizing experience.

Have a look at the images here to glimpse the improvements

I have placed some examples of the improvements made by the SampleBoard team in this blog. For example note the difference in the size of the images in the gallery making it easier for the designer to make selections. The new SampleBoard site has made it easier to share and export concept boards to for example the community or via twitter. There is also a new colour scheme option available for ColourLovers. The site is easier to navigate, cleaner and sharper. I’m the type of person who usually hates changes to any technology I work with. When Google, twitter or wordpress make changes I often shout “OH No! Why did they do that? Are they trying to confuse me” So for me to say it’s easier I do mean it? We really look forward to and welcome your feedback.

Happy Conceptualizing and Creating    


Google gives SampleBoard a nod of approval

It has been an exciting and busy week for SampleBoard. I am so pleased to be part of the sample board team. I have had the pleasure of working with Ros since 2009 as the Australian agent for SampleBoard. Below is the press release. I have added the links from the media release below. Following the document you will find some examples of boards created on the SampleBoard site

Click here to find out what designers are saying about SampleBoard…

Sign-up and experience SampleBoard for yourself, help power the world’s creativity

Now for some examples of interior design, wedding planning, landscape and fashion mood boards from the SampleBoard Creative Community

Mood board created by Pixy Louise Smith on

Sample Board created by Bogna Sarosiek on

Mood board created by Rosena on

Mood board created by Mane Carrion on

We extend an invitation to you to become part of the SampleBoard’s Creative Community be inspired and inspire others and help power the world’s creativity. We look forward to exciting days ahead.

No fuss interior style, do it my way and paint me red

 In this blog I’ll have a fun look at the choleric personality and the interior design style I think would most suit them

Hippocrates identified and labeled 4 basic personality types over 2000 years ago

Hippocrates identified and labeled four basic personality types over 2000 years ago. In this blog I will look at the choleric personality I could call the choleric the big C. They do have larger than life personalities. But for the rest of the blog I will just refer to them as C. They could also be named the achiever. They are extroverts, optimists and born leaders. Only about three percent of the population is thought to be choleric.

Mood Board created by Rosena on

The big C is a larger than life achiever

As I mentioned in the last blog I have divided the numerous interior design styles into four main interior design styles; Ethnic Cultural, Enviro Natural, Traditional Classic and Mini Modern. I believe the Mini Modern interior design style would most suit people with a C type personality.

Mood Board created by Rosena on

Mini Modern the non fuss up to date interior design style

The Mini Modern style is a no fuss style and easy to maintain which would suit the on the move busy C. If C was a color I am sure they would be an energetic bold red. Red is the fastest moving color in terms of catching the eye. C is the fastest moving personality.

Mood Board created by Rosena on

Paint me red and do it my way

The song I selected to represent the C person when I do my workshops; ‘I did it My Way’. C’s find it easy to make decisions; they are often right and want things done their way.

Below I have again listed some links if you would like more information on the topic.

Article: ‘Interior Design With Personality In Mind The Choleric Personality Type’ link below

Personality Quiz A5

Designers find more time with Sample Board Online

To finish my first week of blogging I thought it would be a good idea to explain the Sample Board Online concept. I will also included a video in my next blog to show you how SBO works. Before I do that I thought it would be helpful to explain to those readers who may not be familiar with the terms exactly what we mean by sample boards and mood boards.

What is a Sample Board?

The first question some people may ask is what is a sample board? Sample boards are created by designers and presented to a client to give the general feeling of the overall interior design project. The board will have the design materials, furnishings and finishes proposed for the project. Actual design materials (samples) as well as room layouts are generally used in an effort to create the overall feel that will be achieved by the eventual design. Another term ‘story boards’ is used in design circles.

What is a ‘mood board’?
Some designers, decorators and architects create mood boards. They use these boards to convey the overall look and feel of a project, putting together images and objects which inspire creativity and innovation. Mood boards are also very useful at the early stages of a project as a guide tool to show to clients for approval before proceeding further. Sample Board Online provides a ‘moods’ tab in the SBO application. Here you will find various categories with mood images to help create a look and feel and sell your concept with more confidence.

What exactly is Sample Board Online?
Sample Board Online aka SBO presents a new and innovative way for all creatives to create and present your ideas and vision to your client by using our Online interactive sample board tool that enables you to organise samples, moods and backgrounds by the use of a drag a drop function.

As interior designers by trade we’ve struggled to find a tool that would help and assist us in a way this website is designed to do. It will eliminate those initial fears of not having the time to source new and funky products as well as guide you to present in a professional manner.

Designers often lack the time to do professional hot graph presentations. Most projects have become extremely cost driven. Our hope and dream is for designers to have more time in the actual design and presentation techniques of the job or project

No more driving around to endless suppliers looking for samples, no more out of stock items, no more technical information required to complete your budget or schedule.

Sample Board Online is the designers One Shop Stop
SBO could easy become a designer’s one stop shop where you as the designer can play and be creative whilst giving your client a relevant design with correct supplier information. The advantage of Sample Board Online:

No more time wasting driving around
More time for actual design
Eco friendly
Cost effective

Isn’t that just what creative people want? An online tool to enable you to play while you Work. Don’t be shy to send us feedback, constructive criticism, ideas or suppliers you want us to approach.

We want you to feel SBO is your site and we want all involved to make it an all round awesome experience for designers, decorators, architects and students.

Have a try and some FUN! At

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.’ Helen Keller

Sample Board Online is FREE

Any one can join Sample Board Online™ and unleash their creative potential. All you have to do is create an account and you can immediately start designing.

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