Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
created by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by Stitch Design Co.

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 email us. It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve.

April 21, 6pm 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.

May 19, 6pm Design & Business

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

June 16, 6pm 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 21, 6pm 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 18, 6pm 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!

September 15, 6pm Chit Chat

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

October 20, 6pm 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.

November 17, 6pm 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?

December 15, 6pm 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.

After hearing about Ladies Wine and Design, we've been doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. We believe we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. Here are a few articles 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, we've had our eye on other talented women for years. Here are a few creative women who have been in person and virtual mentors for Stitch Design Co.