Ladies, Wine & Design
Louisville, KY

A conversation series founded by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by Kelly Case for creatives in the Louisville area

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 email us. It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve. Additionally, please get in touch if you'd like to host us in your space, teach a workshop, or be a guest speaker.

November 17, 7PM Meet & Chit Chat

We'll kick off the first conversation with a casual get together to get to know each other, chit chat about art, design, our interests, skills and goals. RSVP to confirm location

January 26, 7PM 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?

February 16, 7PM Life as a Female Creative

We'll have a brutally honest and open chat about life as a female creative. Come prepared to bare all on the highs and lows of your journey.

March 23, 7PM Show & Tell

Come in and talk about a project you're working on or have worked on and show it off! We'd love to hear about your process, the challenges and your solutions. Send in samples of what you want to show with your RSVP.

April 13, 7PM Creative Labels

Art director? Designer? Illustrator? Do you want to specialize, or generalize, or are you unsure? Let’s talk about the pro’s and con’s of both directions.

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. I couldn't agree more. Here are some articles that inspired me to start a Louisville chapter of Ladies, Wine & Design:

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, 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 Louisville.