282 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 • 126 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.

    282: Reliving our Config experience

    282: Reliving our Config experience

    Thank you Config for a fantastic conference! In this episode we recap our highlights and chat all about our meetup.

    • 29 min
    281: How to make the most of a design conference

    281: How to make the most of a design conference

    Are you attending a design conference this summer? In this episode we share our favourite tips for making the most of the conference experience to maximise learning, connection and most importantly - fun!

    • 31 min
    280: Preparing for a feature launch as a designer

    280: Preparing for a feature launch as a designer

    Preparing for a feature launch as a designer is such an exciting time! To see your work come to fruition brings with it a fantastic feeling, but it's not always plain sailing. In this episode we discuss the highs and lows of working on feature launches as a designer.

    • 28 min
    279: Validating design solutions

    279: Validating design solutions

    Today on the Design Life podcast we are answering a listener question from an engineer, who is looking for advice on how to validate a design and communicate this with the relevant stakeholders.

    • 32 min
    278: Are you on the right path in your design career?

    278: Are you on the right path in your design career?

    Wondering if you are on the right path in your design career? Fear not, we have a very reassuring conversation this week on the podcast! Hear all about how we've used the design career checkpoint to help reflect on our careers and set new goals.

    • 30 min
    277: Learning throughout different stages of your design career

    277: Learning throughout different stages of your design career

    This week on Design Life we’re chatting about learning throughout different stages of our design careers, and how our approach to learning has changed over time.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 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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