Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
Design Vancouver

A conversation series
for Vancouver creatives.
Founded by Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Denise Villanueva
at Battlefy HQ.

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. We've held 14 events in the last year and a half, and we're ready for another year of inspiration and empowerment.
If you’re a female creative in graphic design, illustration, UX design, information architecture, and user research, and would like to join us - we'd love to have you. It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve. RSVP spots are opening soon! Follow us on Instagram for event announcements.

April 18, 2018 7pm - 9pm Design Leadership

Yay, 2018! We took a little break but we're back with some juicy topics. We want to talk about leading as a designer and leading by design. RSVP is opening soon!

May 16, 2018 7pm - 9pm Designing Your Life

How do you optimize your life? What are the little things that you do or live by that you've designed?How has this improved your life?
Share your thoughts and ideas with the group.

June 2018 No meetup

No meetup this month - planning a bigger event next month!

July 18, 2018 7pm - 9pm The Do’s & Dont’s Of Freelancing

Has your freelance career reached a plateau or are you thinking about leaving your 9-5 to work
independently? Come join us for LWD where we will delve into all things freelance!
We will share some of the things we’ve learnt in our combined 15yrs of experience and answer
any questions you may have about working for yourself. We will be aiming to cover everything
from finances and productivity, to how to deal with difficult clients.

Guest speakers: Jenny Bourne and Lisa Temes

August 22, 2018 7pm - 9pm Gamification (Game Design Chat)

What does gamification in design mean to you? Where can we incorporate game design in the products we work on? What are some game design principles that you think should be a part of every design process?

September 19, 2018 7pm - 9pm Guest Speaker TBD

Topic TBD

October 24, 2018 7pm - 9pm Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Donations Welcome

Breast Cancer is a scary thing. How can we give back through design? How can we spread the news so that women around the world are more aware of this topic? There will be a donation box for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

November 21, 2018 7pm - 9pm Resolutions

Last night for the year! Let's talk about our goals for 2019 and what steps we need to take to make those happen!

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 to start a Vancouver chapter of Ladies, Wine & Design:

Kill Them With Kindness
More Than A Gender
Where Are All The Women Creative Directors?
Why The Gender Gap In The Design Industry Needs To End
Women in Graphic Design (And Why We Need To Talk About Them)
Equal Pay In Design: How Do We Make It A Reality?
Women Lead Resources

These are some creative women from and/or based in Vancouver that we think are admirable and inspirational. Please email us if you would like to nominate someone for this list!