258 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

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 116 Ratings

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.

    258: Retaining the joy of side projects with Honest UX Talks

    258: Retaining the joy of side projects with Honest UX Talks

    With so many side projects on the go at once, how do you retain the joy, excitement and motivation – on top of a full time job? In this weeks episode we're swapping podcast hosts with the Honest UX Talks podcast! You'll hear from hosts Anfisa and Ioana talk about how they maintain their side projects and keep them fun.

    • 37 min
    257: Collaboration between senior and junior designers

    257: Collaboration between senior and junior designers

    This week on Design Life we chat specifically about collaborating with designers of a different level. Maybe you’re a junior designer collaborating with a senior designer for the first time or vice versa, we discuss which skills you need to make collaboration seamless.

    • 30 min
    256: Conducting design audits

    256: Conducting design audits

    • 28 min
    255: The pay gap between product and marketing designers

    255: The pay gap between product and marketing designers

    Today we are chatting about a topic very near and dear to our hearts, the pay gap between marketing/brand designers and product designers. What is causing the gap and how can we work towards closing it?

    • 27 min
    254: Is the vibe shifting in design?

    254: Is the vibe shifting in design?

    It might feel like vibe is the word of the year at the moment, and with good reason as the vibe in design is shifting again. Who are the companies shaping design this year and how do we stay up to date without following trends? Listen to this episode of Design Life to find out!

    • 27 min
    E253: Setting boundaries at work

    E253: Setting boundaries at work

    Boundaries are really important, and they've become even more important as more of us are working from home. This week on Design Life we chat about the boundaries we set in our jobs and how we share them with our teams and managers.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

Toasts&Tea ,

My Design Role Models

I am learning SO MUCH from this. I just discovered this podcast, so I’m basically picking 2-5 and binge-listening while on my “pandemic therapy walks.” As a junior designer, this is gold.

animallover🦄🐴🐨🐶🐹🐰🦔🐲 ,

Love all around! 10 Stars

This is the most amazing podcast I have ever found! I get more motivation to design from these two then I have from any other podcast or even person. They are realistic than most Artists even when asked questions.

Dan.Pham01 ,

Perfect mix of motivation and inspiration

This has been my go-to podcast for motivation and inspiration for a couple years now. I'm just starting out my career as an iOS developer, but this podcast has introduced me to the wonderful world of design and inspired me to learn more about it. Now I spend half my time learning about iOS development and the other half learning about design. Charli and Femke are amazing hosts who have many insightful conversations, and listeners can learn a lot from their experiences (engineers included!). I highly recommend this to anyone looking to add some intellectual stimulation to their day!

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