Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design Chicago

A conversation series for Chicago Creatives

A salon night held monthly will be initially limited to eight 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 RSVP. It's free and reservations are first come, first serve.

July 7, 2016 6-7:30pm Creativity in Design Talk

We'll kick off the first event with some talk around creativity in design. What's your inspiration, where do you find them and how do you use them in your work.
Location: Latinicity Chicago

August 18, 2016 6-7:30pm The Side Hustle

We'll spend our second event talking about the work that we do outside of our day-to-day jobs. We'll talk about what feeds our souls and keeps us inspired.
Location: Enolo Wine Cafe

Sept 22, 2016 6-7:30pm Work/Life

At our September event, we'll talk about how we keep it all balanced (or not). What gives you energy, and what saps it? What's your approach to rest and motion?
Location: Bin 36

Nov 1, 2016 10:00am Grip

Studio tour!
Location: Grip

Nov 17, 2016 5:30-6:30pm Inspiration & Process

Let’s chat about ideation and the process behind creativity and productivity.
Location: The Hampton Social

Jan 19, 2017 6-7:30pm Possibilities

New year + new goals = endless possibilities! Let's chat about what that means.
Location: Bin 36

Feb 22, 2017 6-8pm Lettering Workshop

Learn a thing or two about letters with designer Adé Hogue.
Location: Media Made Great

Mar 30, 2017 6-7:30pm Dreaming Big

Is life really always all about baby steps, or is a leap sometimes necessary? What are your aspirations? Do you have a plan for getting from here to there?
Location: Enolo Wine Cafe

Apr 17, 2017 5:30-8pm Spring Networking Event

Join us as we partner with The BOSS Group for a great Spring Networking event!
Location: O'Callaghan's

May 17, 2017 4-5:30pm Threadless Studio Tour

Tour Threadless’ Chicago office, hear from their creatives and learn more about their process.
Location: Threadless, West Loop

July 18, 2017 6:30-8:30pm Movies in the Park

Gather with other design-minded ladies to see the hit musical "La La Land" at Pritzker Park

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. We couldn't agree more, and we also think it would be fun to meet other lady designers, so we reached out to her and tada - Ladies, Wine & Design Chicago was born.

Read her original musings:

Ladies, Wine, and Design

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, the people we could be most inspired by most are other talented ladies. Let's build a list of women we have admired, worked with, or had our eyes on! Email me if you want to nominate someone for this list, especially women in Chicago.