Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
Design Vancouver

A conversation series
for Vancouver creatives.
Founded by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Unbounce

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 RSVP here! It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve. Follow us on Instagram for event announcements.

September 20, 8pm-10pm Chit Chat

We'll kick off the first event with some talk around creativity, life, business and everything in between. We'll have a honest and open chat about life as a female creative.

October 18, 8pm-10pm Work in Progress

Bring a piece you’re working on that you need advice on and let's all talk about the work and come up with ideas on how to make it better!

November 22, 8pm-10pm 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?

December 13, 8pm-10pm Celebration

An evening to celebrate and share some personal success stories from the year and to raise a glass to all women in the creative industry.

January 17, 8pm-10pm Collaboration

Let's talk about collaboration and maybe even find a way to collaborate with one another!

February 21, 8pm-10pm Giving Back

How can we give back to the female design community in Vancouver? How can we help it grow? Let's brainstorm. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.

March 21, 2017 8pm-10pm Fear & Failure

How does failure help shape your work and process? Let's discuss failure and how to develop it into great work.

April 11, 2017 8pm-10pm Chit Chat

Come with any general life or work questions or conversations you are interested in, and let's have an open discussion about them! THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.

May 10, 2017 8pm-10pm Courage & Commitment

Join us for an evening with special guest, Dianne Semark, Lead Designer at MEC. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.

June 14, 2017 8pm-10pm The Side Hustle

How do you stay creative outside of your day job? What passion projects do you have on the go and how do you find time for them? THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.

July 12, 2017 8pm-10pm Self Care

As designers, we spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer screen. From physical to mental health, let's discuss ways we take care of ourselves. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.

September 20, 2017 8pm-10pm Half-Baked Ideas

Come and discuss things that inspire you, half-baked ideas, mental block, and ways to make those ideas a reality. This is also an opportunity for you to bring in work in progress if you'd like to get feedback. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.

October 26, 2017 8pm-10pm Design for Good

Join us for a discussion on how design can be used for good; how it can inspire hope and/or change and how we can make it more inclusive. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.

November 15, 2017 8pm-10pm Colour

Join us for an evening with special guest, Helen Shaw, Customer Engagement Manager at Unbounce Vancouver.

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. Here are some articles that inspired us to start a Vancouver chapter of Ladies, Wine & Design:

Kill Them With Kindness
More Than A Gender
Where Are All The Women Creative Directors?
Why The Gender Gap In The Design Industry Needs To End
Women in Graphic Design (And Why We Need To Talk About Them)
Equal Pay In Design: How Do We Make It A Reality?
Women Lead Resources

These are some creative women from and/or based in Vancouver that we think are admirable and inspirational. Please email us if you would like to nominate someone for this list!