Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
Founded by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Aileen Carville & Meagan Hyland
for Dublin Creatives

A salon night held monthly limited to 8 creative ladies from across all design disciplines. We’ll wine (or whatever we can get our hands on) dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a female creative or student and would like to join, please email us it’s free and reservations are first come, first serve.

Dec 12th 2018 Talented

LWD @ NCAD Design Education - Illustration, Graphic Design and Motion Design from three amazingly talented industry speakers
Kasia Ozmin
Fuchsia MacAree
Louise Gaffney

Scheduled for 2019 FashionTech

New technologies influencing production and distribution in Fashion Supply chain and a look at selling and consuming fashion in a digital era.

Scheduled for 2019 Creative Entrepreneurs

Stories of failure and success managing a creative business.


Join LWD for an exclusive THE FUTURE event.

Aug 2017 Summer Wine

An opportunity for all LWD members to meet and chat

May 2017 Women in Advertising

Bairbre McGlade -
Senior Art Director and Aoife Murphy - Digital Strategist
from award winning agency Boys and Girls. Join us to gain insights from some of the best women in the Ad business - Content, Data, Engagement and adapting new practices.

April 2017 A Tutor's Perspective

LWD @ NCAD Design Education - 3rd level tutors Angela O'Kelly, Kate Brangan and Caoimhe McMahon discuss their role preparing female graduates for the design industry.

Mar 2017 Illustration

The fine lines between political, subversive and humorous illustrations. Meet two of Dublin's most exciting illustrators Fuchsia Macaree and Margaret Anne Suggs.

Nov 2016 Pioneering Female Publishers

Dublin is generating niche publications with UK and International reach.
Meet Aisling Farinella of Thread Magazine and Roisín Agnew of Guts Magazine as they discuss content, curation, collaborations and insights about Print V Digital distribution.

Oct 2016 The Creative Process

Inspiration and the creative process. Join Fashion Designer Natalie B Coleman talk about gathering and translating inspiration for her collections and her role as Microsoft Ambassador Ireland

Sept 2016 Identity

What is 'identity'
Join Kathryn Wilson, Creative Director at Slater Design to discuss brand identity and our participation in the design community - how we represent ourselves and our work.

Aug 2016 Girl Boss

For ambitious designers who want to start their own design studio one day, we talk with the women of REDDOG about building their award-winning business from the ground up.

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few female Creative Directors. She believes we can create change through mentorship and championing each others' work.
As a bunch of female creatives living and working in Dublin, we are inspired by Jessica's global call for a monthly chin-wag on design with a drop of wine. Dublin has more than it's fair share of exceptionally creative women and it is our hope to bring us all together at Ladies, Wine & Design.

About the hosts:
Aileen is the Founder of SKMMP a B2B online showroom for RTW Fashion brands and wholesale agencies - She's obsessed with the evolving interplay of Tech, Design & Business, SKMMP's Augmented Reality Holograms are the first of their kind in the showroom setting. SKMMP launched at London and Paris Fashion Week in February 2018.
Aileen has worked for over 18 years in Fashion PR, Luxury wholesale and Comms in London, Paris, Milan and Dublin. She mentors emerging designers on scaling their business with technology.

Meagan Hyland is an Art Director and illustrator currently working in Dublin. Outside of office hours, her personal work has led from Tumblr fame with her 'Meagan's Movie Alphabet' series to exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, London and San Diego Comic Con. She regularly contributes work to Gallery 1988 and Hero Complex Gallery exhibitions in Los Angeles and has created licensed prints for Ghostbusters, Bob's Burgers, Alice in Wonderland and Rick & Morty. She recently contributed her hand lettering skills to Abbey Sy's book 'Hand Lettering A-Z’.

First Ladies of Design
Women in Film and Television International
Women In Advertising
40 Inspirational Irish Women Under 40
‘Keep an open mind’ – EU Digital Girl of the Year Niamh Scanlon (13) tells tech industry

Numbers show us that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we find the people we are inspired by most are often other talented ladies.
Here are some of the women we admire from a cross section of design, technology, fashion and fine art, women we would enjoy a drop of wine with including a selection of female creatives we have been fortunate to work with or have met somewhere, sometime in Dublin!
Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list, especially if they are Irish.