Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design Cologne

A conversation series
by Jessica Walsh
hosted by Yvonne Rundio

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

In addition my aim is to set up an online community for female creatives to ask questions, get feedback, work together and get in touch with our role models. Let’s share our experiences and support each other!

P.S. I also like to invite you to And She Was Like: BÄM! – by women in art and design with monthly informal meetings and talks in Cologne.

Oct 27, 7pm, 2016 Portfolio Reviews

Bring your portfolio or website and we’ll have a discussion about your work, and how to shape your portfolio based on your goals.

Nov 21, 7pm, 2016 Where do I want to go?

Where am I? Where do I want to go? Let’s talk about your next steps to your big goal and how to achieve it.

Dec 12, 7pm, 2016 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?

Jan 12, 7pm, 2017 2016—2017

From the old to the new year – what did you achieve last year, what are your goals for the new year?

Feb 9, 7pm, 2017 What motivates you?

How can you find the right motivation? What is pushing you? What keeps you motivated?

Mar 16, 7pm, 2017 Let’s talk about money and time

Organisation & Accounting: How do you plan your projects? How do you organize your business, your income and expenditure?

May 16, 7pm, 2017 Chit Chat

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

June 24, 7pm, 2017 Let’s have dinner together! LW&D x BÄM!

What are your experiences as a woman in the design industry? Let’s eat together and start with an open discussion.

Limited to 20 women.
In collaboration with And She Was Like: BÄM!
Special host: facts and fiction

July 23, 3pm, 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.

*Summer meetup in the park*

Sept 13, 7pm, 2017 Take up a stance, LW&D x Ilka Helmig

Studiovisit

The question of an individual position is an essential part of the design and artistic practice. We want to discuss opinions, design concepts, norms and conditions – as well as the ability to present our own content.

www.ilkahelmig.de
www.helmigbergerhausen.de

Like Jessica Walsh, I asked myself why there are so few women creative directors. I believe we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. It’s important to encourage regular exchange and to enhance visibility of female designers. Here are some things 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 or had my eye on! I have also asked other designers to tell me their female role models. Email me if you want to nominate someone for this list, especially German-speaking designers.