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 LWD #1

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 LWD #2

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

March 25th 2017, 7pm LWD #3

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 LWD #4 @ The Library

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

August 31st 2016, 7pm LWD #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 LWD #6 : Soft Power

Soft Power with guest speaker and creative director, Tanja Soeter

February 15th 2018, 7pm LWD #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 LWD #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 LWD #9 : L(G)WD x ADIDAS

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, 7:30p, LWD #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.

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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