291 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 • 127 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.

    291: When a side project totally fails

    291: When a side project totally fails

    In this episode, Femke and Charli talk about managing the challenges when your side project isn't succeeding.

    • 27 min
    290: Landing a new design job in 2024

    290: Landing a new design job in 2024

    In this episode Femke and Charli share tips on navigating today's selective job market. From tailoring applications to networking effectively, they provide expert advice to help you secure your ideal job.

    • 28 min
    289: How to know when it's time to move on from a job

    289: How to know when it's time to move on from a job

    In this podcast episode, Charli and Femke explore the dynamics of staying and leaving roles, discuss the importance of difficult conversations, internal reputation, personal growth and there is also a bonus checklist for listeners thinking about career transitions.

    • 30 min
    288: Making the most of team retreats and offsites

    288: Making the most of team retreats and offsites

    In this episode we are going to talk about how to make the most out of time with your team whether it is a retreat or an offsite.

    • 29 min
    287: Why your personal brand matters

    287: Why your personal brand matters

    In this episode we’ll delve into the importance of creating a personal brand, explore approaches to building it and the benefits personal brand can unlock for you.

    • 25 min
    286: Should you take deadlines seriously?

    286: Should you take deadlines seriously?

    In this episode Charli and Femke share their person experience on how they approached deadlines, how it has changed as they took up different roles within the project.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 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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