Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
founded by Jessica Walsh and hosted in Atlanta by Isa de Frutos

A salon night connecting women and non-binary humans in the Atlanta creative industry. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations relating to creativity, business, and life. Most events are free and reservations are first come, first served. If you’re a creative and would like to join, please sign up here. Additionally, please get in touch if you'd like to collaborate, host us in your space, teach a workshop, or be a guest speaker.

October 28th, 2021 Sip & Social

For this chapter we've partnered with Ampersand Studio and 3 Parks Wine to host a private wine tasting with three varietals to sample the flavors and discuss the grapes, region, and wine producers. You'll be an oenophile in no time!

This event is limited to 15 people and we will be following CDC guidelines to ensure everybody’s safety.

June 22nd 2021, 6:30pm Entrepreneur Issue

Ever wondered about starting your own design studio? Let’s talk about design, business and everything in-between.

Join us and Whitney Bolster, CEO and founder of Ampersand studio, for creative conversations, business advice and some laughs along the way!


April 27th 2021, 6:00pm Sips & Strokes

Join us and Michelle Armas, an abstract painter based in Atlanta, to unleash the artist within!⁠⁠
We will meet at Grant Park to create our own works of art with step-by-step guidance from Michelle. According to her, "artists have the ability to express deep states of being".

This event is limited to 10 people and we will be following social distancing measures to ensure everybody’s safety. We will provide individual packs with drink/snacks for all attendees.⁠⁠

February 24th 2021, 6:00pm Motion Design

If you have been considering the idea of adding animation to your resume, this is your chance to give it a first try!

Join us for an animation workshop with Amanda Schrembeck and Linda McNeil, founders of OK Motion Club — a female animation collective based in Atlanta. We will talk about how they started their project, what are their goals, and they will teach us the basics of animation in Photoshop.

This event will be held via Zoom. BYOWine and your creative mind.⁠ No animation skills required!


December 15th 2020, 3:00pm Brand & Social

Should social be kept personal or used for work? How can it be used to promote your work, gain feedback from others, and network? Let’s discuss!

Join us on our next IG Live Chapter with Manu Muraro founder of Your Social Team, to discuss the ups and downs of personal branding and how to maintain an engaged audience.


October 27th 2020, 6:00pm Creative Picnic

Let’s enjoy the good weather one last time this year! We miss human interaction without a screen in between us, and the sound of laugh in the air. Since the good weather won’t stay for long, we invite you to join us for a social distanced evening picnic at Piedmont Park to share ideas, feelings and just laugh together.

This event will be limited to 6 people and we will be following social distancing measures to ensure everybody’s safety. Masks are required and we will be seated 6 ft apart. LWD will provide individual packs with drink/snacks for all attendees.


August 27th 2020, 6:30pm-8pm Drink & Doodle

Join us for a casual zoom meetup hosted by illustrators @northandmorgan and @chickofalltrade . We will have a chance to catch up with other creative women, chat about what crazy projects you might have started during quarantine, and doodle some fun quotes.

Have some paper and pens handy, or a tablet if you prefer. And don’t forget to treat yourself with some nice wine. No illustration skills required!

June 30th 2020, 6:30pm Black Perspectives

This month we want to use our chapter to better support our community and amplify black voices. Because as we all know, silence isn’t an option.

Set your alarm and join our Q&A Instagram Live with Atlanta based creatives and entrepreneurs— Deanna Clark, Dequonna Wise and Chi Christine—, to learn about their stories and achievements.

The best part? There is no RSVP limit! Just open Instagram and be ready with a glass of wine and any questions you might have for our guest speakers!


February 25th 2020, 7-9pm Portfolio Reviews

Starting the new year with the right foot! Join us at Yellobee Studio for a portfolio review with freelance designer Sarah Lawrence and Yellobee Studio CEO Alison Scheel.

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


December 5th 2019, 7-9pm T'is The Season for Lettering

We want to say goodbye to 2019 by celebrating creativity with a very special chapter. Join us at Portfolio Center for a Lettering Workshop with Lindsay Michael.

Atlanta based lettering artist Lindsay Michael will give us tips about lettering to design the perfect card to wish the best for the new year. All materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own if you already have an idea in mind.


October 23rd 2019, 6:30-8:30pm Beyond Design

How do you stay creative outside of your day job? Where do you get inspiration from? Is there a happy place for design in Atlanta?

Join us at MODA for a private guided tour of the new exhibition "The Design of Dissent". Lisa Babb, will show us around and unveil some behind the scenes insights about the only museum in the Southeast dedicated exclusively to the study and celebration of design.


August 15th 2019, 7pm-9pm Career Goals

What does it take to see something all the way through? Could your passion project become your dream job? In this chapter our special guest @Scarletonthetile will tell us all about how to build an empire out of cosplay, live-streaming and social media.

@Scarletonthetile is a self-taught designer who, by imagining and creating her own costumes, has become a well-known influencer in the gaming and cosplay world.


June 26th 2019, 8pm-10pm Enterpreneur Issue

Join us at City Winery as we discuss how to transform ideas into successful businesses. We will be joined by the talented entrepreneur Nina Nikomid who will walk us through the launch of her agency, struggles, and success stories.

Nina Nikomid is a branding and marketing expert and one of the founding partners of the Atlanta based agency Metafour.


Our Sponsors & Collaborators

Ampersand Studio

Sarah Lawrence

AIGA Woman's Business Initiative

Ladies, Wine Design was started by Jessica Walsh when she realized that sometimes women can be competitive or unsupportive of one another. Only a small percent of creative directors are women, and LW&D wants to help change this through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, talks, and creative meet-ups. Up to date, we've spread to chapters in over 250 cities all over the world. Have a look at the global page here.

Here are a few women we have admired, worked with, or had our eye on! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list, especially women in Atlanta.