Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine & Design

A conversation series with female creatives in Amsterdam

We are a community of creative women, supporting each other in becoming wiser, more confident and happier. Our get-togethers are about sharing experiences, mentoring, empowering each other’s creative growth. Together we are building a strong network of women in control of their careers. And next to that we make friends for life. *Alcohol is entirely optional; you can drink tea, coffee or whatever you like. email us.

March 2020: Exact date to be announced International Women's Day Event

More details to come
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February 20th, 2020 a BIG Meetup

We’ll be kicking off 2020 with an informal meet-up for the chance to meet other local creative ladies, have drinks (wine, beer, soda, whatever you wish) and hang out! Location and more details to be announced soon, please save the date and watch this space for more info.
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December 5th, 2019 LWD x 180 Kingsday: Failing Up, Fast Learnings

The next Ladies, Wine and Design event is for anyone who has ever failed. Six women from across Amsterdam’s creative industry will be taking to the stage to share their own stories of things that didn’t quite go to plan. For many of us, the burn of failure lingers longer than success, so our aim on this most festive night is to reclaim the fail and find the lessons that propel us on, rather than bring us down

October 31, 2019 LWD x 180 Kingsday: Be the Leader You Don't See

If self-help books are to be believed, leadership is a numbers game. A box-ticking exercise that can be easily achieved by following a set of rules outlined by those who have gone before us. But rules, as we know, are there to be broken. Rachel Kennedy, art director at 180 Kingsday, leads a panel of unique and different leaders to discuss how they are approaching leadership, and how they are learning to be the leaders they are and not the leaders they have been told to be.

Please join Rachel, Raja Felgato (Media Entrepreneur and Founder of The Diversity Top 100 and FATIMA), Laura Visco (Executive Creative Director at 72&Sunny Amsterdam), Merida Miller (founder of Project Fearless) and a room full of other local creative ladies for a fun and insightful night!

August 10th, 2019 Summer Borrel

Wine, snacks, speed dating, new friends all in a lovely canal-side photo studio. Join us at Studio Umsatjka for our Summer Borrel!

July 26th, 2019 Vision Board + Creative Coaching

Join us for a creative vision board workshop with Avital Shernoff.
Avi is on a mission to propel women to the top and inspire future generations to lead, with authenticity and grace. Prior to becoming a coach, she was a lead strategist in the creative industry developing successful brands. Now she develops successful leaders.
Join us together with Avital for a fun evening where we learn first hand how to manifest the life and career you want by designing your own future vision board. In the process, Avital will guide you to dream big, visualize and get what you want.


March 1st, 2019 Creative 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).

February 7th, 2019 a 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!

October 17th 2018, 6:30 LWD x W&K: 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 Wieden & Kennedy's creatives and other creative ladies, next Wednesday October 17th at W+K’s beautiful space on Herengracht

June 5th 2018, 7:30pm 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.

Special guest: Sophie Worth, Wieden + Kennedy's very own in-house recruiter who helps discover creative talent.

Location: Canal-side plant-covered work space, Your Space. Owned and operated by two wonderful sisters who brought this creativity-inducing place to life

May 3rd 2018, 7pm LWD x ADIDAS: 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!

April 11 2018, 7pm Creative Fuel

Creative Fuel

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

February 15th 2018, 7pm Drink & Draw

Join us for Drink & Draw!
A night of drawing and drinking vino with guest speaker and Amsterdam's iconic illustrator, Weronika Anna Marianna.

November 16th 2017, 7pm Soft Power

Soft Power with guest speaker and creative director, Tanja Soeter

August 31st 2016, 7pm 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.

May 31st 2017, 7pm The Library

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

March 25th 2017, 7pm 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.

February 25 2017, 7pm Newbies Night

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.

August 13 2017, 8pm 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.

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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