Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine & Design
San Antonio

A conversation series founded by Jessica Walsh,
hosted by Lydia Mathis and Rachel Etheredge.

A salon night held monthly will be limited to six creative ladies. We'll have drinks and casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you're a female student or professional, and would like to join, please email us. It's free and reservations are first come, first serve. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

September 19, 2018 - 7pm 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.

October 10, 2018 - 7pm In-House, Agency, or Freelance

Which one is right for you? Join the conversation with designers to talk about the pros and cons between these three working environments.

November 17, 2018 - 10am Workshop: "Know Thy Tribe: You Are Not Your Customer"

In this interactive session we will define and apply design thinking tactics to explore your customer’s journey. This workshop will give you repeatable techniques you can use as you map out your creative systems and your brand touchpoints for your own customers.

January 26, 2019 - 12pm The Value of Design

How can we enlighten our clients, and even our friends, on the value of good design? Join us to chat about tips and techniques for professionally gathering your thoughts and educating others on the value of design and designers.

February 23, 2019 - 11am Branding Yourself as a Creative

We help others all the time. We help them create visual solutions. We help them make art. We help them brand themselves. But, sometimes it’s really much harder to help ourselves, to brand ourselves. This Saturday Salon is all about branding yourself as a creative.

March 30, 2019 - 3pm Embrace Your Creativity

We will talk about what got us into our creative fields and how to reconnect with that, activities to keep your creativity sharp, and the challenges of constant creativity—the pressure to be creative on-demand.

May 29, 2019 - 6:30pm Social Media for Creatives

As creatives, even though we may do social media for others, we sometimes have a hard time figuring out the right formula for ourselves. Let's chat about how to optimize your social media presences to gain visibility, increase brand awareness, and even drive leads.


June 26, 2019 - 6:30pm "Make it Pop" - The Art of Interpreting Feedback

Come share your thoughts on, and hear other's perspectives on gathering and interpreting design feedback.

July 20, 2019 - 12:30pm Make Your Event Roar: Tackling Brand + Experience

Join us for a special panel edition event. We will be talking all about event branding and overall event experience.

August 24, 2019 - 11:00am How To Promote Yourself With Confidence + Land Dream Clients

Nicte Cuevas shares how you can promote yourself with confidence and land dream clients. You’ll learn how to truly connect with your potential clients, apply strategies that work for YOU, raise your confidence, and form you as an expert in your creative field.

September 28, 2019 - 1:00pm Workshop: "Live Your Brand Mantra"

Join us at HandiMade Studio to discover your brand values and bring those to life. At this interactive workshop we will explore what makes your brand stand out in a noisy market.

October 29, 2019 - 6:30pm An Inside Look at What it Means to be a Brand Leader

Come chat with us about what key elements are necessary for not just creating a vision people can get behind, but how great brands take these ideas and put them into action. SIGN UP HERE

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in NYC after she she realized that sometimes women can be competitive or unsupportive of one another. Only a small percent of creative directors are women, and LW&D wants to help change this through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, talks, and creative meet-ups. Here is the article Jessica wrote about the event that led up to her starting LW&D:

12 Kinds of Kindness: Kill them with Kindness by Jessica Walsh

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, the people we could be most inspired by most are other talented ladies. Let's build a list of women we have admired, worked with, or had our eyes on! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list, especially women in the Alamo City.