Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
Design Oslo

A conversation series by Jessica Walsh
hosted by Live Schille & Aurora Brunvoll

Ladies, Wine Design was started by Jessica Walsh after writing this article as an initiative to foster women creativity. Only a tiny percent of creative directors are women, and LW&D wants to help change this through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, and creative meet-ups. In less than a year of launching, we've spread to chapters in over 120 cities all over the world.

LW&D is a monthly salon night limited to a small group of creative women. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. Occasionally we will host events open to a bigger audience, like talks, speed-dates or other concepts.

Want to collaborate? Please get in touch by email.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date. You can also join our facebook group here. The Oslo chapter was started (and is led) by Live Schille and Aurora Brunvoll. Our board members are Alexandra Gjerlaugsen and Kine Jakobsen.

The future Want to collaborate?

We're looking for new ideas and collaborators. Please get in touch if you or your business would like to contribute :)

January 14th 2020 Factory Tøyen


October 2019 Creative labels at Knowit


May 2019 Ladies, Babies & Design

How is it to be a freelancer and a parent? We'll hear from Christina Skreiberg from the podcast Frilanslivet, and have an open discussion.

BYOB - Bring Your Own Baby.

May 2019 Skattemelding?! (Course on Tax Returns for Freelancers)


Insecure about the tax returns? This night will give a lecture about clever deductions and how to easily hand in your tax returns.

Get your ticket here.

PS: This event will be held in Norwegian.

April 2019 Start-Ups

In collaboration with Girl Crush, we're inviting to an event on start ups. We'll hear from FLOVE and Emergence Projects about their journey.

February 2019 After-Work Meet-Up: Vin&Prat

Casual After-Work Meet-Up at OsloVelo. No registration needed, just meet up! Check our facebook group for more information.

February 2019 1 Year Anniversary at SDG

The Oslo chapter of Ladies, Wine & Design is turning 1 year, and that calls for celebration! Therefore we'd love to invite you to a special event at Scandinavian Design Group. There will be inspiring talks, opportunities for socializing and meeting new faces, music, surprises, and everything needed for a great celebration.

January 2019 Design Workshop at Creuna

A talk on customer journeys & hands-on sketching workshop.

December 2018 After-Work Meet-Up: Vin&Prat

Casual After-Work Meet-Up at Paul's Boutique. Check our facebook group for more information.

November 2018 No guts, no glory – Designit

This night three inspiring ladies will share their personal stories about guts. Whether it's finding the courage to move across the globe, pursue a new career path or the courage to be your authentic self.

October 2018 Movie Night at Grafill

In October, we’re hosting a movie night in collaboration with Grafill. We’re screening The Happy Film, a movie made by Ladies, Wine & Design’s founders Sagmeister & Walsh and Ben Nabors. Stefan Sagmeister decides to turn himself into a design project. Can he re-design his personality to become a better person? Join us to find out.

September 2018 Bakken & Bæck

This night's theme is Speak Up! Check the event on our facebook page for more information.

August 2018 After-Work Meet-Up: Vin&Prat

Check our facebook group for more information.

May 2018 Lid & Wiken

We'll talk entrepreneurship with the designers from Lid&Wiken. They will share from their 5 years of experience as a growing business.

March 2018 Type Design with Minna Sakaria

An evening of inspiration and typography with Minna Sakaria from Sakaria Studio in Stockholm.

January 2018 Netlife x LWD

Join us when Ladies, Wine & Design Oslo joins forces with Netlife Design. More information on Facebook.

December 2017 Kick-Off

Join us at the Ladies, Wine & Design Kick-Off at Hvaskjer at Torshov. There will be wine, inspiring ladies on the stage and a chance to meet other creative ladies.

Jessica Walsh wrote an article on, about her experience with other women in the industry, and how sometimes women can be unsupportive of each other. She has been doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work.

A wage survey from 2015 conducted by Grafill, the Norwegian organization for visual communication, IxDA and Making Waves shows that there is still a wage gap between men and women in Norway. Recent graduated women earn more than men, but men still earn in average 11% more than women.

Here are some articles and resources if you want to learn more:

Grafill’s wage survey 2017 (in Norwegian)
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
Women of Graphic Design
Hall of Femmes – Highlighting the work of women in art direction and design
Alphabettes – Showcase for work, commentary, and research on lettering, typography, and type design.
Typequality – A platform for discovering and sharing typefaces designed by women
About LWD Oslo on Grafill
About LWD Oslo on Kreativt Forum

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we know there are a lot of talented ladies out there. Please email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.

Here are a few women we admire: