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 women 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 120 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 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

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

*DATE TBD* 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 17, 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 19, 7pm, 2017 Chit Chat

Come with any general life or work questions or conversations you are interested in, as well as a project you’re working on, and lets have an open discussion about them! Special guest host: Jing Wei. *Registration is open*

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, using your existing portfolio as a guide. 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? Bring a project you’re working on, and we’ll discuss the concept and thinking behind it.

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

Trondheim

Cathrine Vik

Madison

Mychaela Bueché & Kenzie Bryant

Cincinnati

Meredith Post

Durban

Fathima Kathrada

Managua

Hulda Reyes
Regina Incer
Melina RodríguezMorote
Ura Callejas Vidaurre

Lviv

Olia Gozha

Guatemala City

Mona Perez

Dallas

Marie Libres

Providence

Samantha Snow

Valencia

Clara Díaz

Kalamazoo

Sam DeLoof

San José, Costa Rica

Keren Ramírez, Nikole Arguedas & Laura Rodríguez

Chennai

Amanda Sequeira

Phoenix

Alex Berg

Milwaukee

Tarin Diehl

Brisbane

Miranda El-Atem & Sylvie Veit

Leeds

Eve Warren

San Diego

Lindsey Harris

Nicosia

Zoey Philippou

Rome

Vanessa Farano

Caracas

Grecia Araujo

Fond du Lac, WI

Sara Wild & Samantha Dooley

México City

Pamela Elizalde

Boston

Steph Paulovich & Amy Parker

Munich

Julia Peglow & Annika Kaltenthaler

St. Pete

Sarah Page & Tara Segall

Mendoza

Alejandra Muscolini

New Plymouth

West End Precinct

Novi Sad

PDP Creative Media Conference

Rio de Janeiro

Paula Cruz

Santo Domingo

Carolina Guisande

Jyväskylä

Anna-Kaisa Reed, Anne Kalliola, Lahja Kallinen – and you?

Monterrey

Andrea Guerra

Manila

Cesca & Thea

Florence

Eleonora Busia

The Hague

Vera van Wolferen and Viola Bernacchi

Maputo

Guiyani Monteiro

Denver

Kristen Rodgers & Michelle Flake

Detroit

Shawn Calvin

Stuttgart

Sabine Marinescu & Janina Poesch

San Luis Potosí

Roxana González

Charlotte

Jesse Weser & Jessica Bains

Houston

Stephanie Bardwil

Ibiza

Maddalena Scarpellini

Andalucía

Granada Barrero studio

Leipzig

Sarah Schroeder

New Delhi

Purwa Chauhan

Helsinki

Elina Holley, Eija Vierimaa, Katja Järventaka, Pauliina Nikola, Kira Sjöberg & Leena Karkkolainen

Oradea

Mira Huza

Newcastle, UK

Juli Vignette

Victoria

Tiana Kalaj

Nairobi

Jacque Njeri

Sheffield

Jess Yates

Copenhagen

Emma Willum Foltinger

Graz

Valentina Grabner & Verena Jauk

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

Abby Mills, Mila Mitova & Amanda Rios

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 and Danielle Molyneux

Raleigh

Grayson Morrow

Vancouver

Sasha Odesse, Cat Medeiros & Denise Villanueva

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 & Stefania Talento

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

Tegan Wotton & Maria Guerra

Chicago

Alex Bodkin, Jenna Rabideaux

Porto

Ana Rita Sousa

Portland, ME

Taja Dockendorf

Lisbon

Yana K & Bárbara Monteiro

Dublin

Aileen Carville, Meagan Hyland & Chloé Hines

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

Anna Katz and Tommi Sharp

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.