Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
for Zurich Creatives by Simone Züger & Julia Marti

A salon night held bi-monthly will be limited to a small group of creative ladies. We’ll have wine and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a female creative and would like to join an evening, please do email me. It’s free and reservations are first come, first serve. The first three events in 2018 are:

March 7, 7pm, 2018 Ca$h

Why is money such a taboo? We’ll have an open and honest chat around the business side of design: about pricing, calculations, rates, competition compensation, clients and about the value of design services.
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April 25, 7pm, 2018 Tax, Insurance, ...

Sober things to think about as a creative entrepreneur – from insurance and occupational pension to tax. We will chat with a specialist.
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June 13, 7pm, 2018 One-Woman Show

How is it to run and led your own design studio as a women? Let's discuss topics around business & creative leadership, working independently, courage in creativity, work ethics and how to go from fear to freedom.
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Aug 29, 7pm, 2018 Life-Work-Balance WTF...?

The word suggests a sharp separation: as if work wasn’t part of our life, and life not of our work. The reality of many self employed creatives looks differently – the limits are often fluid. Let’s talk about how we keep it all balanced (or not) and what keeps us inspired and productive?

Oct 31, 7pm, 2018 Business Woman Ahoi!?

If you are running a business and are a woman, you are a business woman! Their are many ways working independently, but what does it mean to YOU? How do you position yourself in the creative industry and with which strategies?

Dec 5, 7pm, 2018 How do you work ...?

How do you organize your work backstage? How does your workflow look like and in which surrounding do you work? With whom and which competences? Are you leading a team, working with freelancers or a lone wolf?

Ladies, Wine & Design Zurich is a platform to get together, share thoughts, foster healthy relationships, support each other through mentorship and experiences. Every evening will take place at a different workplace that allows us to gain insight into other designers’, photographers’, illustrators’, artists’,… studios.
— Simone Züger


Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, I find the people I’m inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few Swiss women designer!