Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
with Jessica Walsh

Ladies, Wine Design was started by Jessica Walsh after writing this article as an initiative to foster female creativity. Only a tiny percent of creative directors are women, and LW&D wants to help change this through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, and creative meet-ups. In less than a year of launching, we've spread to chapters in over 75 cities all over the world. In New York, LW&D is a monthly salon night limited to a small group of creative women. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a female student or creative and would like to join, please do email us. It's free to join!

Mar 14, 7pm, 2017 Portfolio Reviews

Bring your portfolio or website and we’ll have a discussion about your work, and and how to shape your portfolio based on your goals. Special guest Host: Lotta Nieminen *Registration Closed*

April 17, 7pm, 2017 Creative Leadership

Women still only represent a small percent of creative director positions. Let's discuss what we can do to shift these numbers, and discuss topics around business & creative leadership. Special guest host: Roanne Adams
*Registration Closed*

June 30, 7pm, 2017 Social Media

Should social be kept personal or used for work? How can it be used to promote your work, gain feedback from others, and network? Lets discuss! Special guest host: Debbie Millman

July 10, 7pm, 2017 Designer as Author

As designers we don’t need to only make other peoples brands look great. We can develop our own content & ideas and use design as a tool. Special guest host:
Irene Pereyra

Aug 14, 7pm, 2017 Work in Progress

Bring a piece you’re working on that you need advice on and lets all talk about the work and ideas on how to make it better!

Sept 18, 7pm, 2017 Chit Chat

Come with any general life or work questions or conversations you are interested in, and lets have an open discussion about them! Special guest host: Jing Wei

Oct 16, 7pm, 2017 Creative Labels

Art director? Designer? Illustrator? Do you want to specialize, or generalize, or are you unsure? Let’s talk about the pro’s and con’s of both directions. Special guest host: Sara Blake

Nov 13, 7pm, 2017 Inspiration & Process

Where do ideas come from? How do you start a process in order to come up with a good idea? What are the best methods or tricks for working creatively?

Dec 4, 7pm, 2017 Portfolio Reviews

Bring your portfolio or website and we’ll have a discussion about your work, and and how to shape your portfolio based on your goals.

Find Your City

Andalucía

Granada Barrero studio

Munich

Antonia Uhlig

Leipzig

Sarah Schroeder

New Delhi

Purwa Chauhan

Helsinki

Elina Holley, Eija Vierimaa, Katja Järventaka, Pauliina Nikola, Sanna Eronen & Kira Sjöberg

Oradea

Mira Huza

Newcastle, UK

Juli Vignette

Victoria

Tiana Kalaj

Nairobi

Jacque Njeri

Sheffield

Jess Yates

Copenhagen

Emma Willum Foltinger

Cluj

Roxana Oroian

Jakarta

Sansiani Martin and Fennysia Wijaya

Dubai

Samia Kallidis & Tanvi Malik

Cape Town

Harriet Stockwell & Leigh Tobin

Nashville

Lindsey Laseter

Hong Kong

Carla Almeida, Celia Leung & Debbie Poon

Seattle

Christine Bombard

Belo Horizonte

Jéssica Gomes

Iași

Alina Ioana Petrea & Simina Ignat

Brooklyn

LWD of BK

Bogotá

Daniela Castiblanco Gracias Studio ®

Extremadura

Alba Rodríguez

Portland, OR

Jen Macias

Auckland

Dow Design

Louisville, KY

Kelly Case

Aveiro

Filipa, Joana & Amarilis

Tel Aviv

Orit Dolev & Micaela Terk

New Orleans

Erin Callais & Jessica Strong

Cologne

Yvonne Rundio

Addis Ababa

Anisa Ali

Kansas City

Sera Lanzer and Megan Collins

Atlanta

Sarah Lawrence

Fort Worth

Jan Ballard

Austin

Brittany Biggs

Birmingham, UK

Kerry Leslie & Charlotte Audrey

Bucharest

Iulia Groves & Andreea Ionita

Cuenca

Adriana Quizhpi

Sydney

Jane Burhop & Adele Tarnawski

Kyiv

Ganna Solovei

Ottawa

Lee Jones

Wellington

Hannah Dollery

Manchester

Danielle Gaboury

Raleigh

Grayson Morrow

Vancouver

Sasha Odesse

La Chaux-de-Fonds — Neuchâtel

Jennifer Sunier (SUPERO)

El Paso,TX

Meylen Pang

Los Angeles

Meg Dinga

Buffalo

Justine Miller

Amsterdam

Valentina Jacks, Maria Walnut & Bea Wagner

Palmerston North

Jemma Cheer

Philadelphia

Kelly Clawson

Barcelona

Dot Lung

Cardiff

Nicola Jones & Jo Brewer

Paris

Sophie Hauser & Marielle Sbaihi

Emmen

Visueel Collectief

Frankfurt

Justina Honsel

D.C.

Beth McCormick & Meena Yi

Albany

Allison Valiquette

Prague

Sanja Cezek, Fuchs+Dachs studio

Beirut

Lilian Abou Zeki

Lima

Sol Oreña & Marité Canepa

Miami

vanillashake

Belgrade

Irina Miladinov

Melbourne

Ariadna Vilalta

Chicago

Sophia Brown, Alex Bodkin, Natalia Bulsza-Gottschalk, Jenna Rabideaux, Anna Olsztynska

Porto

Ana Rita Sousa

Portland, ME

Taja Dockendorf

Lisbon

Yana K & Bárbara Monteiro

Dublin

Aileen Carville, Meagan Hyland & Chloé Hines

Boston

Caroline Robinson Smith & Steph Paulovich

Vienna

Maria Lechner

Zurich

Simone Züger

Toronto

Carol Ann Apilado

London

Helen Friel, Gloria Bertazzoni and Emilie Chen

Turin

Ilenia Notarangelo

Buenos Aires

Jen Blanco

Charleston

Amy Pastre

Adelaide

Jessica Matthews

San Francisco

Natalia Vasquez

Madrid

Half & Twice

Edinburgh

Fee Sheal

Johannesburg

Kirsten Townsend

Quito

Fernanda Arias

Glasgow

Laura Service

Berlin

Julia Hoffman

I wrote an article on 12kindsofkindness.com, Step 6, about my experience with other women in the industry, and how sometimes women can be unsupportive of each other. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. I believe we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. Here are some articles that inspired me if you want to learn more:

Ad Age: What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
Fast co: Where are all the women Creative Directors?
3% Conference: Video archive from their annual conference
Smashing Magazine: Gender Disparities in the Design Field

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, I find the people I’m inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few women I have admired, worked with, or had my eye on! Email me if you want to nominate someone for this list.