Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine & Design

A conversation series
with female creatives in Amsterdam

Series of monthly events where we discuss 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, but reservations are necessary - first come, first served. We are looking forward to meeting all the enthusiastic (as well as the shy ones) creative women in Amsterdam and get together to share stories, ask honest questions we may not have been able to ask before, get some real answers, laugh, drink and just enjoy spending time with other inspiring creative women.

August 13 2017, 8pm 1 : Welcome LWD Amsterdam

Get ready for the first L,W & D Amsterdam! We're planning an open discussion about what it's like to share our work.
Let’s open up about our own challenges when creating our portfolios and creative identities.

February 25 2017, 7pm 2 : Meet-Up

On our second event after a small break, we're going to meet at De School and have an open discussion and thought on the future of the LWD community.

March 25th 2017, 7pm 3 : Meet-Up

Join us in an evening where we meet familiar and new faces from this young but growing community.
The event will take place at De School.

May 31st 2017, 7pm 4 : The Library

Tonight we meet at The Library, a fabulous wine shop and bar in the heart of Amsterdam!

August 31st 2016, 7pm 5 : Generalizing vs Specializing

Art director? Designer? Illustrator? Do you want to specialise, or generalise, or are you unsure? Let's talk about the pro's and con's of both directions, using your portfolio and experience as a guide.

November 16th 2017, 7pm 6 : Soft Power

Soft Power with guest speaker and creative director, Tanja Soeter

February 15th 2018, 7pm 7 : Drink & Draw

Join us for Drink & Draw!
A night of drawing and drinking vino with guest speaker Weronika Anna Marianna.

April 11 2018, 7pm 8 : Creative Fuel

Creative Fuel

What inspires your creativity? Please bring 3 visuals / objects that represent something that fuels you creatively!

May 3rd 2018, 7pm 9 : Mentorship

Ladies, Wine and Design goes ADIDAS! And this time, we're keeping it open to all genders so we're renaming it Ladies, Guys, Wine and Design. So invite all of your creative friends because it's going to be our biggest event yet.

Join us for a panel of a variety of lead creatives- sharing their stories and insight of how they came to be and the importance of mentorship in the creative community.

See you there!

June 5th 2018, 7:30pm 10 : Portfolio & Self Promotions

As creatives, we're pro at helping others create identities and messaging.
We know how to pick up on their uniqueness and transform it into something visual, verbal and that vibes with the outside world.

But when it comes to developing our self-branding and building our own portfolios, it can be a little tricker sometimes...

Let's get together for a casual chat to share personal tips and tricks on self-branding, portfolio-building as well as asking others how to get un-stuck on the things you find most challenging in the process.

October 17th 2018, 6:30 11 : Best Advice I Ever Got

Advice. It can lead us to confusion or inspire us to victory. How do we differentiate between good and bad advice? What’s the best creative wisdom you ever received? The worst? Come share it and hear insight from @wkamsterdam ‘s creatives and other creative ladies, next Wednesday October 17th at W+K’s beautiful space on Herengracht.

February 7th, 2019 12 : The BIG Meet Up

Our next event is coming up February 7th! We’ll be kicking off 2019 with an informal meet-up for the chance to meet other local creative ladies, have drinks and hang out. Location and more details to be announced soon, please save the date and watch this space for more info!

March 1st, 2019 13 : Puppet Workshop

Who said that puppets are only for kids?
In our upcoming puppet design workshop, we're going to use our imagination, creativity and craftsmanship to create personalized puppet creations with puppet-maker and owner of @salamonartdesign , Olga Salamon.
Along with creating puppet characters, we will enjoy wine, snacks and new friends (both real and stuffed).

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after wondering why there are so few women creative directors. Fast forward a few months, In Amsterdam, Valentina Jacks (Art Director, American) and Maria Walnut (designer & illustrator, Portuguese) had the same exact idea at the same exact time, even thought they had never met before. A few weeks later, LWD Amsterdam was born! Our team became complete when Bea Wagner (Designer & Illustrator, from Germany) joined forces with us with her amazing energy!

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