Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
Founded by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Aileen Carville, Meagan Hyland
& Chloé Hines for Dublin Creatives

A salon night held monthly limited to 8 creative ladies from across all design disciplines. We’ll wine (or whatever we can get our hands on) dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a female creative or student and would like to join, please email us it’s free and reservations are first come, first serve.

17th Aug 7-9pm Girl Boss

For ambitious designers who want to start their own design studio one day, we talk with the women of REDDOG about building their award-winning business from the ground up.

29th Sept 7-9pm Identity

What is 'identity'
Join Kathryn Wilson, Creative Director at Slater Design to discuss brand identity and our participation in the design community - how we represent ourselves and our work.

27th October 7-9pm The Creative Process

Inspiration and the creative process. Join Fashion Designer Natalie B Coleman talk about gathering and translating inspiration for her collections and her role as Microsoft Ambassador Ireland

24th November 7-9pm Pioneering Female Publishers

Dublin is generating niche publications with UK and International reach.
Meet Aisling Farinella of Thread Magazine and Roisín Agnew of Guts Magazine as they discuss content, curation, collaborations and insights about Print V Digital distribution.

2nd March 7-9pm Illustration

The fine lines between political, subversive and humorous illustrations. Meet two of Dublin's most exciting illustrators Fuchsia Macaree and Margaret Anne Suggs.

27th April 7-9pm A Tutor's Perspective

LWD @ NCAD Design Education - 3rd level tutors Angela O'Kelly, Kate Brangan and Caoimhe McMahon discuss their role preparing female graduates for the design industry.

17th May 7-9pm Women in Advertising - Spots now open

Bairbre McGlade -
Senior Art Director and Aoife Murphy - Digital Strategist
from award winning agency Boys and Girls. Join us to gain insights from some of the best women in the Ad business - Content, Data, Engagement and adapting new practices.

2017 Crowd Funding

Design led enterprises and products

2017 3D Printing

New technologies influencing production and distribution

2017 Creative Entrepreneurs

Stories of failure and success managing a creative business

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few female Creative Directors. She believes we can create change through mentorship and championing each others' work.
As a bunch of female creatives living and working in Dublin, we are inspired by Jessica's global call for a monthly chin-wag on design with a drop of wine. Dublin has more than it's fair share of exceptionally creative women and it is our hope to bring us all together at Ladies, Wine & Design.

About the hosts:
Aileen is the Founder of SKMMP a visual content platform - being built right now with sweat and tears... she's obsessed with the evolving interplay of Tech, Design & Content.
Previously Aileen has worked in Fashion PR & Comms in London and Dublin.

Born in Ireland, raised by television, Meagan is an Art Director, illustrator & passionate type nerd currently working in Dublin. You've probably seen her awkwardly trying to make conversation at any number of events around town.

Chloé is a LSAD graduate (Bloody miracle). Currently an Art Director. Logo and Typography snob, fashion geek with an obsession for title sequences. Oh how the mind wonders.....

First Ladies of Design
Women in Film and Television International
Women In Advertising
40 Inspirational Irish Women Under 40
‘Keep an open mind’ – EU Digital Girl of the Year Niamh Scanlon (13) tells tech industry

Numbers show us that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we find the people we are inspired by most are often other talented ladies.
Here are some of the women we admire from a cross section of design, technology, fashion and fine art, women we would enjoy a drop of wine with including a selection of female creatives we have been fortunate to work with or have met somewhere, sometime in Dublin!
Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list, especially if they are Irish.