Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
- Adelaide

A conversation series
founded by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by Jessica Matthews
for designers in Adelaide

A conversation night held monthly 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 me. It's free and reservations are first come, first serve.

May 12, 6:30pm Your Journey

We'll kick of the first conversation with a relaxed chat about everyone's journey so far, and where they want to go from here. Venue: Lion Hotel, Melbourne Street.

June 16, 6:30pm Inspiration and Process

What inspires you? How often do you feel inspiration? How do you find inspiration? What is your creative process? How do you know you've got a good idea? Venue: The Bibliotheca Bar And Book Exchange, Gresham Street.

Date & Time TBC Social Media

We'll have an open discussion about all things social media: good practises, how it helps your business and how it helps raise your profile. Guest speaker TBC.

Date & Time TBC Work in Progress

Bring a piece of work you'd like advice on and we'll discuss what's great about it, and how it can become even better. Guest speaker TBC.

Date & Time TBC 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.

Date & Time TBC Typography

Why has typography become such a trending part of design? What makes typography good? Why is typography important? Guest speaker TBC.

Date & Time TBC Illustration & Animation

We'll have a discussion about the world of illustration and animation from the perspective of a lady.

Date & Time TBC Portfolio Review

Bring your portfolio or website and we’ll have a discussion about your work and how to shape your portfolio based on your career goals. Guest speaker TBC.

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few female Creative Directors. She believes we can create change through mentorship and championing each others' work. As a young female creative who aspires to become a Creative Director, I couldn't agree more. I also think it would be fun to meet other lady creatives, so I reached out to Jessica and 'Ladies, Wine & Design - Adelaide' was created.

I've noticed there are many women who study design, but a much smaller number go on to become industry leaders. There are also a large number of ladies who want to make the shift into creative industries, but feel unsure how to. I hope that 'Ladies, Wine & Design' can become a platform where women feel comfortable to share their ideas, goals, struggles and achievements; and from here we will support and encourage each other to ensure there are more female creative industry leaders in the future. I've included some links about why I think this is important.
- Jessica Matthews

Ladies, Wine & Design
Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection
Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders
Grafik: Ticking Boxes
Where Are the Women in Type Design?
Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girl

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 I've have admired, worked with, or had my eye on! Email me if you want to nominate someone for this list, especially if they are Australian.