Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &

A conversation series
for Portland Creatives.

Hosted by Joran Thompson, Janani Vasudev, and
Marti Zimlin of Amplified by Design

A salon night held monthly for creative ladies. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. All venues are either owned/operated by women or support women in leadership. If you're a female-identifying student or creative and would like to get involved and join our Slack channel, please email us. Salon nights are first come, first serve. Additionally, please get in touch if you'd like to host us in your space, teach a workshop, or be a guest speaker.

Thursday, March 19, 2020 6-8pm Tarot Card Illustration Workshop

An evening workshop that celebrates the illustration of tarot card design. Design your own deck, and engage directly with well-known Portland illustrator, Lettie Jane.

Location: 239 NW 13th Ave #215, Portland, OR 97209


Thursday, February 20, 2020 6-8pm Experiential Wellness and Design

A lively discussion about integrating design into fitness with sisters Jessi Duley, BurnCycle founder, and Mandy Riggar, interior designer.

Location: KEX Portland, 100 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97232

Event closed.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6-8pm LW&D Holiday Happy Hour

Join LW&D Portland for a happy hour before the holiday season and celebrate the successes of 2019 and create goals for 2020.

Location: The Riveter, 501 SE 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (inside Revolution Hall)

Event closed.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 6-7:30pm The Ladies of Paradise

Join us for a conversation with Jade Daniels and Harlee Case, co-founders of Ladies of Paradise, to learn about their creative journeys and experiences as women entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. Drinks provided by Straightaway Cocktails!

Location: Ace Hotel Portland, 1022 SW Harvey Milk St

Event closed.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 2-5pm Special Event with Outlet PDX!

Come and learn all about the basics of the Risograph in our two-color introduction workshop! The workshop will kick off with a Show & Tell of exactly what a Risograph can do with a printing demo, print and zine samples and a general exploration of how we can get the best results from this amazing printing machine.

Participants will collaborate in groups of 2 to create an edition of 2-color 8.5x11 prints, plus you’ll take home one print from all of the other workshop participants (your own starter print collection!)

Event closed.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Tackling Imposter Syndrome

Join us for a salon night discussion on imposter syndrome. What is making you feel like an imposter at work? How can we overcome negative thinking to blossom into our full potential boss babe selves?

Location: CCA Office, 1200 NW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97209

Event closed.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 5-7pm Happy Hour

To kick-off the rebirth of the Portland chapter, join us for a happy hour, hosted by Amplified by Design. Meet fellow Portland lady creatives, drink some wine, and have a good time.

Event closed.

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after 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. We couldn't agree more. Here are some articles that inspired us 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?
3% Conference: Video archive from their annual conference
Smashing Magazine: Gender Disparities in the Design Field

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we find the people we're inspired by most are often other talented ladies right here in our city. We're compiling a list of inspirational creatives in PDX. Know one? Tell us.