Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
with ilka

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 us. Reservations are first come first serve.

Apr 27, 7pm Chit Chat

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

May 26, 7pm 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.

Jun 30, 7pm Portfolio Review

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.
We will be joined by Lyn Cunningham of Suisse Studio for this session.

Jul 28, 7pm No Design, only Wine

Have a summer holiday from 'graphic design chat' and lets have a night of play. Activity TBC.

Aug 18 , 7pm Social Media

Open discussion about good social media practise and how it helps raise your profile.

Sep 29, 7pm Inspiration and 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?

Oct 27, 7pm Signpainting

A hands on workshop exploring painted letterforms. We'll be covering the basic tools and techniques and will each create a piece to take away. Bring your painting clothes!

Nov 24, 7pm Let's talk business

The first in a series of nights based around the business side of design.

Dec 14, 7pm Design & mulled wine

The last meet up of the year and a chance to get into the festive spirit and talk about design with some mulled wine.

Feb 23, 7pm It's bizniz time

Our second business night with
Gabriella Marcella from Risotto Studio.

Mar 30, 7pm Jelly & Gin

An insight into experiential design with Jelly & Jin founder Carol Soutar

Many woman study graphic design yet a much smaller group go on to become working designers and an even smaller number become industry leaders. Our aim is to help build a strong community of female designers through mentoring, collaboration and support to encourage a change in the Glasgow design scene. Here are a few links about why we think this is important.

Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection
Ticking Boxes
Pay What You're Paid
Where are the women in type design?

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.