Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine & Design

A conversation series
founded by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by Juliette Dudley
for Canberra designers

We host events for Canberra designers who identify as women, non-binary, agender and gender non-conforming. We have casual chats on a variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life, with a wine (or whatever you'd like to drink). Our events bring together a diverse group of industry professionals to explore creative, technical, and career development topics. Our events are held (roughly) monthly, are free and usually include a short talk followed by drinks and casual conversations. LW&D is a global non-profit initiative with chapters in 280 cities worldwide. To find out more visit: Follow us on Instagram and Facebook! See our events below or on Facebook for more details and to register. If you have any questions, please do email us at Our venue sponsor is Keep Co, Canberra's creative co-working space.

Tuesday 6:30pm, 20 July 2021 LW&D - Wine & Dine

It's ben a hot minute as they say, but LW&D is back! Join us for a casual dinner and drinks at Edgar's in Ainslie. We welcome new members - new to Canberra? Don't know anyone else in LW&D? Want to meet other designers?Come along!

*RSVP is essential*
Please note that this is a booking limited to 10 people and we need to confirm numbers with the venue a few days before the event, so if you are unable to attend please let me know in advance. Thanks!

Wednesday 6:30pm-8:30pm 18 March 2020 Salon Night: Chit Chat

Join us for our new salon night, limited to 10 creatives. We’ll wine (or whatever you'd like to drink) and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. It’s free and reservations are first come, first served.
Our venue sponsor is Keep Co, Canberra's creative co-working space.


Friday, January 31, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Burgers + Business Cards

Join the Canberra chapter of Ladies Wine & Design for our first event of 2020, Burgers + Business Cards. There's no hidden meaning behind this – simply bring your business cards (maybe an excuse to design some new ones?), grab a burger and a refreshing beverage at Capital Brewing Co. This is your opportunity to connect with other women designers in Canberra and chat about your goals for the new year.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5 PM – 7:30 PM End of Year Drinks

Join Canberra chapter of Ladies Wine & Design for our end of year drinks! Catch up with fellow designers & celebrate your 2019 achievements.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM I Did It My Way – Q&A Panel

Join the Canberra chapter of Ladies Wine & Design for our September event, 'I Did It My Way' – A panel discussion with a selection of Canberra women on their journey as designers and creative business owners. Panelists will discuss their greatest challenges, achievements, and lessons learnt throughout their career. There will also be a Q&A session at the end where you'll have the opportunity to ask the panel questions directly.

Guest speakers:
Wita Puspita – Doodlesdo:
Grace Costa Photographer:
Karmin Cooper and Jacinda Jackson – New Best Friend:

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 6 PM – 8:30 PM Passion Projects - Panel Discussion

Have you thought about starting a side project but not sure where to begin, or looking to collaborate with other designers? This is your chance to hear from some local designers and illustrators who will share their experiences and tips for building your side hustle. So whether your passion is surface pattern design, zines, hand lettering or designing apps, this is your opportunity to share advice and build relationships with other Canberra women working in creative fields.

Sat., 27 July 2019 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop: Mastering the Creative Brief

Join the Canberra chapter of Ladies Wine & Design for a discussion and informal workshop on mastering the creative brief. Whatever type of design you work in (graphic, UX, illustration etc), we all struggle with the briefing process and client relationships from time to time. This workshop aims to help you identify common challenges you face when it comes to briefing, and work together as a group to come up with ideas for improving your process and strategy.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 6 PM Salon Night at SHAPE

Join us for our June meet up, where you'll have a chance to catch up and talk design with other Canberra women working in graphic design and related fields.

Friday 6-8pm 29 March Canberra LWD Launch

This is the first LWD Canberra event! We will kick things off with an intro from host Juliette Dudley and a Q&A session where you can find out more about upcoming events and let us know if there's particular topics you'd like us to cover. Drinks and a grazing board will be provided. Places are limited so be sure to register your spot here:

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, I find the people I’m inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few women I have admired, worked with, or had my eye on! Email me if you want to nominate someone for this list – especially if they are in the Canberra region.