206 episodes

Design Life is a podcast about design and side projects for motivated creators. It was born after your hosts, two serial side project addicts, saw a gap in the podcast market for a conversational show about design and the issues young creatives face, that was hosted by two females.

This show aims to tackle the big issues designers face like getting paid, overcoming a creative block or managing time, to name a few. We want to open up discussion about things we wish we heard people talk about when we were studying, and we want to chat to you about the joys and the frustrations of working in the tech industry by day, and on our passion projects in the rest of our waking hours. We hope that by doing so, Design Life will give you a dose of motivation or inspiration when you need it.

Design Life Charli Prangley, Femke Van Schoonhoven

    • Entrepreneurship

Design Life is a podcast about design and side projects for motivated creators. It was born after your hosts, two serial side project addicts, saw a gap in the podcast market for a conversational show about design and the issues young creatives face, that was hosted by two females.

This show aims to tackle the big issues designers face like getting paid, overcoming a creative block or managing time, to name a few. We want to open up discussion about things we wish we heard people talk about when we were studying, and we want to chat to you about the joys and the frustrations of working in the tech industry by day, and on our passion projects in the rest of our waking hours. We hope that by doing so, Design Life will give you a dose of motivation or inspiration when you need it.

    206: How to have productive meetings

    206: How to have productive meetings

    In this episode of Design Life we discuss how to have a productive meeting, remotely.

    • 30 min
    205: How designers could use Facebook ads to get clients

    205: How designers could use Facebook ads to get clients

    On today’s episode of Design Life we are joined by a special guest, Mojca Žove, owner of Super Spicy Media and social media advertising expert. During our conversation, Mojca very generously shared her expertise, teaching us both a lot about how to make the most of social media advertising and changing our feelings about using social media to advertise from creepy to curious.

    • 43 min
    204: Speeding up the design process

    204: Speeding up the design process

    Do you always get the freedom to see your design process through from start to finish?

    • 31 min
    203: Running a design-focused Instagram

    203: Running a design-focused Instagram

    On this episode of Design Life we talk about running a design-focused Instagram account.

    • 26 min
    202: Charli gets a promotion!

    202: Charli gets a promotion!

    In this episode of Design Life we discuss something really exciting - Charli’s recent promotion to Creative Director at Convertkit!

    • 29 min
    201: Being the only designer on the team

    201: Being the only designer on the team

    What's it like being a solo designer, the only designer on a team or even in an entire company?

    This topic was requested by a listener who was looking for our insights on how to embrace the opportunity and overcome the challenges that come with being a solo designer. While the responsibility and experience can lead to a great challenge it can be an isolating role and feeling connected to the design community at large can be a struggle. We speak about how you can keep growing as a solo designer while encouraging your team to take design seriously.

    • 30 min

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