Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design in Berlin

A conversation series by Jessica Walsh
hosted in Berlin by Julia Hoffmann, Franziska Veh, Sara Kalinoski, Susi Vetter and Rosanna Motz

A salon night held monthly, that is usually limited to six creative ladies, but formats lately have varied to include more. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. We try our best to make our events free of charge and our reservations open to all on a first come, first served basis. If you’re a female creative and would like to join an event or are interested in updates please sign up for the newsletter, email us, join us on facebook or follow us on instagram. Additionally, please get in touch if you'd like to host us in your space, teach a workshop, or be a guest speaker.

March 8, 4:00PM - open LWD conference: Expectations

Be a part of the first all female design conference in Berlin! Get your Early Bird tickets before they sell out and check out our conference page for regular updates.

February 15, 7:30PM Salon night with Rosanna Motz

Join our host Rosanna for a casual salon night in Charlottenburg.

January 30, 7:30PM Studio visit with Anja Lutz

Anja Lutz specialises in book design for artists and cultural institutions. At her studio at St. Agnes in Kreuzberg we will talk about how to make it in the art book world, some of her favorite projects and her recent decision to give more space for personal projects.

January 25, 7:30PM Salon night with Susi Vetter

Join our host Susi, who just recently returned from a break in New Zealand, for a salon night in Kreuzberg.

December 5th, 7:00PM Rosanna Motz

Join Rosanna, one of the LWD Berlin hosts, for a Salon night in Charlottenburg.

November 7th, 2017, 7:00PM Sara Kalinoski

Sara just recently relocated to Berlin from San Francisco. Although her background is in art and design, today she is working in tech where women are still a minority.

October 12, 2017, 7:00PM Women in Tech "Design Crush"

Is there a designer you've been inspired by? A product designer, lettering-artist, illustrator, graphic designer or photographer with work that gives you heart-eyes? At this Ladies Wine and Design event, hosted by GoEuro, we want to celebrate women in design.

September 21st, 2017, 8PM Culture Clash

Berlin attracts so many creatives from abroad. We are interested in their experiences.
An evening to talk about design and culture, led by
Lydia Langford, a New York creative and strategist, now based in Berlin.
Lydia has worked for Casper, MTV/Viacom, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Wieden + Kennedy, JWT, Miami Ad School

September 7th, 2017 6:30PM Martina Flor

and designer of the most delicious lettering in Berlin, as well as Entrepreneur, Martina runs her own studio, workshops, writes books and sells goods.

August 15th, 2017, 6:30PM Connecting Talents

Ulrike Meyer, originally a graphic designer herself, made networking and connecting people to her profession. She runs her own recruitment firm here in Berlin Kreuzberg and knows what employers are looking for but most importantly what designers need. Recently she added coaching to her repertoire. We are excited for an evening with her in her studio to listen to the behind the scenes of the German Design scene.

July 30th, 2017, 8PM The Happy Film

We are delighted to host a screening of The Happy Film, a recent documentary created by Jessica’s design partner, Stefan Sagmeister.
Join us to take in his design process and stunning cinematography, followed by a casual film discussion and mingling.
Guestlist is unfortunately already full. But you can download it on iTunes

July 20th, 2017, 6:30 Riso printing workshop

Agnes Wartner, a Berlin designer who is sharing her her office space with the wonderful team at Drucken3000 is organzing a Riso workshop.

July 4th, 2017, 6:30PM Summer networking event

It's summer in Berlin and we want to break out of the usual 6 ladies format to give more of us the chance to network at an informal meet and greet. It doesn't matter if you're a student or have years of experience. RSVP directly

June 6th, 2017, 7:00PM Nele Vos

Nele Vos, designer and partner at Goller&Vos, Narrative Experiences Berlin will host this event and present the design process and outcomes of two of her latest projects. Nele is a native German and recent graduate from MA Narrative Environments of Central Saint Martins, who has lived and worked in places like Rotterdam, New York and London.

May 3rd, 2017, 6:30PM Joa Herrenknecht

Joa Herrenknecht, a German native, who has lived, studied and worked in places like New York and Sydney founded her own company in Berlin where she is working on graphic, interior and product design projects with her international team.

April 24th 2017, 8:30PM Call for Admins

If you are interested to become an admin for this group, or just want to help shape it by giving suggestions, join us for this event.

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, we find the people we're inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few women we have admired, worked with, or had our eye on! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list, especially women in Germany.