Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
Design

A conversation series
for Portland Creatives.

Hosted by Joran Thompson, Janani Vasudev, and
Sydney Wisner of Amplified by Design

A salon night held monthly will be limited to six 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 join, 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, 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.

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


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

Want to learn what Risograph printing is? Want to meet others who do too? 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!)


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November 7, 2019 TBA

Event topic to be announced.

December 5, 2019 TBA

Event topic to be announced.

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.