175 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

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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.

    175: The other side of design (it's more than pushing pixels)

    175: The other side of design (it's more than pushing pixels)

    In this episode we talk about how design is more than just pushing pixels. As a designer you may find yourself completing any number of tasks - planning researching, exploring, scoping, interviewing, wire framing - we could go on and on. Sometimes this can be frustrating. This week we discuss a query from a listener about what to do when you feel that design is the last thing on your to do list.

    • 34 min
    174: How to start and grow a design Youtube Channel

    174: How to start and grow a design Youtube Channel

    Have you ever thought about starting your own YouTube channel? In this week’s episode of Design Life we speak about our channel’s journeys, what has worked consistently and what we have done differently over time. We speak honestly about growing our channels, dealing with controversy, balancing content, monetisation and sponsorship. This episode is a must-listen for any designer who wants to start or grow a design YouTube channel.

    • 37 min
    173: Setting Goals and Intentions in 2020

    173: Setting Goals and Intentions in 2020

    This is a very exciting time of year, a great time to evaluate 2019 and look ahead to what you want to achieve in 2020. In this episode, the first episode of the new decade, we talk about our goals and intentions for the year ahead. This has become a tradition for us on the podcast, at the start of every year we reflect on our goals and look forward to what we want to achieve next.

    • 36 min
    172: Fulfilling your potential

    172: Fulfilling your potential

    Is the weight of your potential weighing you down? Potential can be both a blessing and a curse.

    • 29 min
    171: Learnings from Adobe Max

    171: Learnings from Adobe Max

    In this episode of Design Life we have a special guest joining us, Zach Grosser. Zach joins Charli on the podcast this week as they both attended Adobe MAX 2019, Charli was an Adobe Insider this year and Zach was invited to attend by Adobe as a UX leader. Charli and Zach discuss their key takeaways from this year’s flagship creativity conference.

    • 43 min
    170: Jumping from junior to senior designer

    170: Jumping from junior to senior designer

    On this episode of Design Life we discuss a query about senior and junior roles from a listener hoping to change levels. How do you know when you’re ready, how can you figure out and prove that you have the skills you need to do the job at hand?

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

laurenb19 ,

Great content for any level of design!

I love listening to Design Life when commuting to uni or working on assignments. It gets me excited, inspired & educated about the industry! Thanks Femke and Charli sharing your knowledge & experiences with us :) -@lauren.creative

Invervegas ,

Solid advice & thought-provoking analysis

Femke and Charli are not just great hosts and motivated creators; If they were the CEO’s of a company, I’d be climbing over people to work for them.

Maybe it’s the cleanly-produced audio, focusing on a relaxed two-person conversation which sticks to the point and doesn’t lose focus (clearly audible too, with excellent sound quality.) Or maybe it’s the way two people can share the lessons learned from every stage of their journey, from starting out in the design world to now working for large, high-profile companies. Whatever it is that makes this podcast great, if you are someone who strives to be more creative but needs some solid coaching and motivation, then Design Life is the podcast you need to subscribe to.

raysplaceinspace ,

Listen to this!

I listen to this podcast because I can see my own journey in Charli and Femke, as they are also motivated creatives at the start of their careers. I love that the podcast not only talks about design, but the journey around it, including all the highs and lows which we all have. This podcast always makes me feel motivated, but it also makes me feel normal! Check it out!

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