Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design in Berlin

A conversation series
by Jessica Walsh for Designers around the world

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 an event or are interested in updates please sign up for the newsletter or email me directly.

May 2017, 6:30PM Martina Flor

Martina Flor is a Berlin based designer that works internationally with an emphasis on lettering, typography and illustration.

April 26, 2017 Joa Herrenknecht

March 2017, 6:30PM Open Topic

Since we end up usually talking about a lot of different things, this months topic will be completely open.

February 2017, 8:30PM Netflix: Abstract, The Art of Design

Nikola Martini and Julia Hoffmann invite you to watch the episode about Paula Scher. As two designers who used to work for her we are both incredibly excited to watch this series.

January 25, 2017, 6:30PM Gabriele Wilson

Gabriele Wilson just recently moved to Berlin from New York, where she ran a Design Studio for the last decade specializing on book cover design and restaurant identities.

October 18th, 2016, 6:30PM Design and Fabric

Allie Tate, who helped set up Spoonflower in Berlin is hosting this event where we can peek behind the scenes of this creative business and learn how designers can use the platform.

September 1, 2016, 7:00 Working mom

Whether you are a working mom, a stay at home mom, planning to become a mom or just interested in the subject of why we still cannot have it all, we all have similar issues but probably deal with it wildly differently depending on our situations. I am curious how all these Berlin moms are juggling their career and motherhood.

August 11, 2016, 6:30PM Jing Wei

Jing Wei, a New York based Illustrator will be visiting Berlin.

July 19, 2016, 6:30PM Will work for art

Brigitta Bungard, a Berlin Designer who has worked for clients like MoMA (NYC) and the Hamburger Kunsthalle, will host an evening to discuss the joys and curses of working for cultural institutions.

June 30, 2016, 6:30PM Etsy Design ladies

An all women Design Team in the Berlin office opens its doors to talk to you about their work: and meet other Berlin designers

April 21, 2016 Berlin Kick off

As the first of hopefully many events, I'd love to kick off this series with people who would like to join the Berlin committee and discuss future topics and events for the calendar.

As a female creative director, who always had amazing female bosses, female design peers, female staff, and a lot of female design students I always wonder how can it be that there are less than 3% in leadership positions. Where are all these women once you turn 35? I know they are out there. Crazy talented women.
I assume, most of them realize at one point that design isnt everything, they are content with their job or even have their own small business. They dont feel like hitting the road to give speeches around the world to promote themselves, because home is where you are needed (if you have a family) or the need for applause isnt that important to women as it is for men. There are a million answers, that many talented women have already put into articles like the ones Jessica is pointing out below.
This conversation series is a great way to connect us, build networks and help each other, wherever we are in this world.
— Julia Hoffmann

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, especially women in Germany.