Ladies, Wine &
San Francisco

A conversation series
founded by Jessica Walsh, hosted by Natalia for designers in San Francisco

A salon night held monthly. We'll have drinks and 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. If you'd like to host us in your space, teach a workshop, or lead a discussion, please do get in touch.

May 19, 7pm Warm up

As the first of hopefully many events, we'll kick off this series with people who would like to join. We'll enjoy wine (or pisco sours) at Destino on Market St and chat design and future topics.

June 21, 6:30pm Design beyond visuals

Design is increasingly used to create beyond aesthetics. Let's talk about the expanding design ecosystem - from user experience design, to impact design, to systems design to human centered design.

July 19, 7pm Skill sharing

We'll share what skills and tools we're learning to stay relevant in a quickly evolving and often tech-driven field. 360 videos, 3D photography, or non-digital storytelling? Come prepared to chat about something you're learning or something sitting on your to-do list.

August 17th, 6pm Ciao summer

We'll enjoy the last month of summer in Dolores park. We'll discuss a potential design bookclub reading list, fall personal projects you're looking forward to, and other informal topics while soaking up the sun. BYOW to share!

September 20th, 6:30pm Creative influencers

We'll discuss women who are inspiring us lately.

October 25, 6-7:45PM Speakers: How I Got Here

Hear from Aki Shelton, former Apple creative director and Moving Brands executive creative director; Susan Park, Sephora, Creative Director; Ruth Barton, VCCP Kin, Managing Director; Courtney Trump, Fells / Andes, Founder and Creative Director. This will be followed by a question and answer session. Email me to save your spot!

December 13th, 6-7:45PM Holiday Making!

Tis the season ladies! Join Designsake Studio for a night of wine & holiday crafts. We’ll be making festive gift tags and paper garland. We’ll have plenty of materials to get started with including paper, string, watercolor, pens, other holiday goodies, and wine of course. We encourage you to bring whatever else you’d like to customize your own crafts!

January 17, 6-7:45pm The New Feminine

Join Astro Studios in exploring the new feminine in design and culture with Shujan Bertrand (Aplát), Audrey Liu (Thumbtack), and Ali Maiorano (Big Tomorrow).

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. We couldn't agree more, and we also think it would be fun to meet other lady designers, so we reached out to her and voila - Ladies, Wine & Design San Francisco was born.

Read her original musings and check out other cities' Ladies, Wine, & Design below:

Ladies, Wine & Design

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 San Francisco.