Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
with Jessica Walsh

A salon night held monthly will be limited to six creative ladies. 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 me. It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve.

Mar 28, 7pm 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.

April 18, 7pm Design & Business

For young designers who want to start their own design studio one day, lets talk about business. I’ll answer questions and let you know what I know.

June 7, 7pm Social Media

Bring your website or work and we’ll have a casual, open conversation about work, your portfolio, and and how to shape your port folio based on your goals.

July 18, 7pm 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.

August 17, 7pm 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 19, 7pm Chit Chat

Come with any general life or work questions or conversations you are interested in, and lets have an open discussion about them!

Oct 18, 7pm 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.

Nov 14, 7pm 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 12, 7pm 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

New Orleans

Erin Callais & Jessica Strong

Cologne

Yvonne Rundio

Addis Ababa

Anisa Ali

Kansas City

Sera Lanzer

Atlanta

Sarah Lawrence

Fort Worth

Jan Ballard

Austin

Brittany Biggs

Birmingham, UK

Kerry Leslie & Charlotte Audrey

Bucharest

Iulia Groves

Cuenca

Adriana Quizhpi

Sydney

Jane Burhop & Adele Tarnawski

Brooklyn

LWD of BK

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

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 & Celeste Alvarez

Miami

vanillashake media

Belgrade

Irina Miladinov

Melbourne

Ariadna Vilalta

Chicago

Ari Krzyzek

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, Louise Richardson 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

After I wrote this article, 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 things 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.