Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design
in Madison

A conversation series

started by Jessica Walsh,

hosted by Mychaela Bueché & Kenzie Bryant.

A salon night open to all identifying female creatives in the Madison, WI area. We'll wine, dine and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you're a female student or creative, please email Mychaela Bueché to join. It's free and reservations are first come, first serve.

October 27th, 7-9pm, Revel Madison Opening Night: Creative Labels

Madison's first ever Ladies, Wine & Design night at Revel! Come to wine, network and discuss our topic of the week: Creative Labels. Art director? Designer? Illustrator? Do you want to specialize, or generalize, or are you unsure? Let’s talk about the pro’s and con’s of both directions, using your existing portfolio as a guide. Special guest: Emily Balsley.

December 14th, 6-9pm, Revel Madison Portfolio Review

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. Have some work in progress, and need some advice? Bring it along and we'll help you through it!


TBA Work in Progress

What are you working on right this minute? Is there something you just can’t get right and don’t know why? Are you experiencing a design block and have lost all creative flow? Bring all you have and we will help you through it!

TBA Build Your Brand

As designers, we are hired to think about everyone else and their great ideas. But it is important that we spend the same, if not more, amount of energy building our own brands and ideas.

Jessica Walsh noticed that she is one of very few women creative directors. She believes that we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. Here are some things that inspired her, if you want to learn more:

Ad Age: What We Can Do About the Dearth of Female Creatives?
Fast co: Where are all the women Creative Directors?
Smashing Magazine: Gender Disparities in the Design Field

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, many of us find ourselves most inspired by other talented ladies. Here are a few women we admire for their endless talent and grit!