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.

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

Apr 27, 7pm 1st birthday chit chat

We are 1! Come with any general life or work questions or conversations you are interested in, and lets have an open discussion about them.

May 25, 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 29, 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 27, 7pm No Design, only Wine

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

Aug 31 , 7pm Social Media

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

Sep 28, 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?

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.