9th June 2016
“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.” Jessica Walsh
With salon nights popping up in a growing number of cities across the world; London, Berlin, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Toronto and San Francisco to name a few, it’s apparent that Jessica has a point.
We met in Mother’s Gin bar for a night of networking, discussion and idea-sharing, all washed down with a glass (or two!) of wine. A cocktail of graphic, digital, UX, and interior designers; it soon became clear that we had plenty to discuss over our sauvignon blanc.
Some of the topics that came up were:
It was refreshing to chat so openly with creative women working in different jobs within design but who had many shared or similar experiences.
As these events continue and grow we hope to be part of a network where women can bring anything to the table, create professional connections both locally and globally and encourage women to encourage other women!
The next LWD meet-up in June will be a ‘portfolio surgery’ where both students and professional creatives are invited to bring along their portfolio with any questions about design and working in the creative industries.
Check out Jessica’s project with Timothy Goodman ‘12 kinds of kindness’. A great project that grabbed our attention, reminding us of our caring culture here at Teviot.
Further reading and inspiration:
Creative talks hosted over breakfast, across 142 cities
Find creative events and opportunities in Edinburgh
A great site if you need some inspiration for a self-motivated brief
Let’s encourage each other, both within Edinburgh and across the world!
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