110 episodes

The Design Life Show is a podcast that helps everyone grow to live a meaningful and creative life. Filipino Designer Jaychrist Teves, best known for being an advocate of Essentialism and Optimism, sits down with awesome people to talk about their journey, their process and the lesson's they've learned along the way.

The Design Life Show Jaychrist Teves

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The Design Life Show is a podcast that helps everyone grow to live a meaningful and creative life. Filipino Designer Jaychrist Teves, best known for being an advocate of Essentialism and Optimism, sits down with awesome people to talk about their journey, their process and the lesson's they've learned along the way.

    TDLS - Episode 109: Unlocking Organic Growth w/ Kevin Indig

    TDLS - Episode 109: Unlocking Organic Growth w/ Kevin Indig

    This episode was made possible by the community! ❤️ Get early access to podcast episodes, participate in exclusive Q&As, and more! ➡️ jaychristteves.com/support

    Get FREE resources and tools by visiting jaychristteves.com/resources or shop online courses at JournyAcademy.com

    “When you start out, you wanna understand who your customers are and what problems they face and what they need from you as a service provider and then create content around that.”

    In episode 109 of #TDLS, I sat down with Kevin Indig. Kevin is a Growth advisor to some of the world’s fastest-growing startups and has defined Organic Growth strategies for companies like Ramp, Bounce, Nextdoor and Snapchat.


    Kevin led SEO and Growth at the world’s leading e-commerce platform Shopify, the #1 marketplace for software G2 and the #1 productivity company Atlassian.


    Once a week, he sends The Growth Memo with Organic Growth strategies and case studies to +10,000 subscribers.


    He co-hosts the Contrarian Marketing podcast with Eli Schwartz, which gives you ideas you might not be thinking about, and has spoken in front of thousands of people at conferences around the globe.


    In this episode we talked about:

    - His awesome stories from ground up
    - How he was able to start on SEO at the age of 16 and then build a profitable brand and business
    - Actionable insights on how to start the right way in product-led growth
    - Step by step secrets on starting your SEO strategy for your startup
    - Practicable advice on navigating challenges as a content marketing professional
    - Practical strategies on how to create contents that converts using his own organic growth strategies
    - Interesting thoughts that’s we really needed to ponder about AI + Content
    - And much much more…


    Books Recommendations from Kevin:
    - Million Dollar Consulting by Alan Weiss
    - Alchemy: The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don't Make Sense by Rory Sutherland
    - Mastery Book by Robert Greene


    You can get more value from Kevin by subscribing on growth-memo.com and by visiting kevin-indig.com. If you found this episode helpful, please let Kevin know by following him elsewhere @kevinindig.


    Visit the podcast today at thedesignlifeshow.com to get all the episodes 100% FREE.

    Have a question in mind? Submit your question to be answered on the podcast. Send your questions via email (at least 2-minute audio clip) at podcast@jaychristteves.com

    There are a ton of people asking me about how to support this podcast so here’s how:

    1. You can follow or leave a short & honest review on Apple Podcasts so in that way you can help me to reach more people and make the podcast more discoverable within the ecosystem.

    2. You can take a screenshot of this podcast and share it with your friends, colleagues or to anyone that might be interested in this kind of content.

    3. Feeling generous today? You can support the podcast monetarily by visiting jaychristteves.com/support or patreon.com/jaychristteves.

    4. Shop courses and tools online to design the life you really deserve by visiting JournyAcademy.com.

    5. By listening to all the podcast episodes, you already support my message, and that’s more than enough and it means the world to me. So, thank you!

    Get FREE resources and tools by visiting jaychristteves.com/resources

    The podcast is available on any of your favorite podcasting apps including:

    Website: thedesignlifeshow.com
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    Alexa Podcasts: (Just say “Alexa, play The Design Life Show on Apple Podcasts”)

    • 42 min
    TDLS - Episode 108: Overcoming Anxiety of Public Speaking w/ Kerry Barrett

    TDLS - Episode 108: Overcoming Anxiety of Public Speaking w/ Kerry Barrett

    This episode was made possible by the community! ❤️ Get early access to podcast episodes, participate in exclusive Q&As, and more! ➡️ jaychristteves.com/support

    Get FREE resources and tools by visiting jaychristteves.com/resources or shop online courses at JournyAcademy.com

    “You need to be online consistently and shouting your skills and expertise from the rooftops, so don’t let those other people make the decisions for you.”

    In episode 108 of #TDLS, I had a chance to sit down with Kerry Barrett. Kerry is the preeminent on-camera media, video trainer and creator for Fortune 500 companies all the way to small business owners and entrepreneurs. She teaches virtual & video presence and on-camera readiness for a broad spectrum of situations ranging from formal talks, video content & social media & media interviews to everyday sales pitches over Zoom.

    As an Emmy Award-winning news anchor who overcame a debilitating fear of speaking in public, Kerry offers a unique perspective as someone who has 25 years of experience in front of the camera. Kerry’s specialty is teaching people how they can become relatable to their audiences and make that genuine connection.

    She offers a variety of digital programs, 1:1 & group coaching, training and video creation to help people feel confident, sincere and energetic, yet relaxed on-screen. In this episode we talked about:

    - Her amazing story from ground up
    - How she was able to conquer her fear in public speaking to becoming the best on her niche
    - Actionable insights to develop your authentic speaking style as a shy and introvert person
    - Practicable advice on navigating challenges as a business owner
    - The power of AI and how could you leverage it for your journey
    - On point techniques on how to build meaningful relationships with your audience using videos
    - And much much more...

    You can learn more about Kerry’s program by visiting kerrybarrett.com and if you found this episode helpful, please let Kerry know by following her elsewhere @iamkerrybarrett.

    Visit the podcast today at thedesignlifeshow.com to get all the episodes 100% FREE.

    Have a question in mind? Submit your question to be answered on the podcast. Send your questions via email (at least 2-minute audio clip) at podcast@jaychristteves.com

    There are a ton of people asking me about how to support this podcast so here’s how:

    1. You can follow or leave a short & honest review on Apple Podcasts so in that way you can help me to reach more people and make the podcast more discoverable within the ecosystem.

    2. You can take a screenshot of this podcast and share it with your friends, colleagues or to anyone that might be interested in this kind of content.

    3. Feeling generous today? You can support the podcast monetarily by visiting jaychristteves.com/support or patreon.com/jaychristteves.

    4. Shop courses and tools online to design the life you really deserve by visiting JournyAcademy.com.

    5. By listening to all the podcast episodes. However you support my message, that’s more than enough and it means the world to me. So, thank you!

    Get FREE resources and tools by visiting jaychristteves.com/resources

    The podcast is available on any of your favorite podcasting apps including:

    Website: thedesignlifeshow.com
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3OzMLDx
    Spotify Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/TDLSonSpotify
    Google Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/TDLSon-GooglePodcasts
    SoundCloud: https://tinyurl.com/TDLSonSoundCloud
    Amazon Music (via Web or Audible app): https://tinyurl.com/TDLSonAmazonMusic
    Alexa Podcasts: (Just say “Alexa, play The Design Life Show on Apple Podcasts”)

    • 50 min
    TDLS - Episode 107: Make a Living Designing Logos w/ Ian Paget

    TDLS - Episode 107: Make a Living Designing Logos w/ Ian Paget

    This episode was made possible by the community! ❤️ Get early access to podcast episodes, participate in exclusive Q&As, and more! ➡️ jaychristteves.com/support

    Get FREE resources and tools by visiting jaychristteves.com/resources or shop online courses at journyacademy.com

    “Just keep doing your best and over the years you’ll get better. And you’ll never lose that doubt of feeling not good enough but, remember it’s an important trait to be a successful designer so, think that way. ”

    In episode 107 of #TDLS, I sat down with Ian Paget. Ian is a UK based graphic designer who specialises in logo and brand identity design. He works with inspiring entrepreneurs and businesses looking to take their brand identity to the next level. Over the years, he has helped a lot of aspiring logo designers and entrepreneurs with the amazing Logo Design Community he built called “Logo Geek” and just launched a new book entitled “Make a Living Designing Logos” a book that will help you learn logo design and make a living from those skills. In this episode we talked about:

    - His challenging yet awesome ground up stories
    - How he was able to juggle his passion projects on the side while having a day job before transitioning to a full time entrepreneur and business owner.
    - His insights on how he was able to built a successful business doing logos
    - How he was able to make a living doing logos and attract better clients
    - And of course, his new book “Make a Living Designing Logos”.
    - And much much more...

    You can learn more about Ian by visiting logogeek.uk or If you found this episode interesting, please let Ian know by following him on [X]Twitter @logogeek.

    You can support his new book called “Make a Living Designing Logos” on Kickstarter by visiting: logogeek.uk/kickstarter

    Visit the podcast today at thedesignlifeshow.com to get all the episodes 100% FREE.

    Have a question in mind? Submit your question to be answered on the podcast. Send your questions via email (at least 2-minute audio clip) at podcast@jaychristteves.com

    There are a ton of people asking me about how to support this podcast so here’s how:

    1. You can follow or leave a short & honest review on Apple Podcasts so in that way you can help me to reach more people and make the podcast be more discoverable within the ecosystem.

    2. You can take a screenshot of this podcast and share it with your friends, colleagues or to anyone that might be interested in meaningful content(s).

    3. Feeling generous today? You can support the podcast monetarily by visiting jaychristteves.com/support or patreon.com/jaychristteves.

    4. Shop courses and tools online to design the life you really deserve by visiting JournyAcademy.com.

    5. By listening to all the podcast episodes. However you support my message, that’s more than enough and it means the world to me. So, thank you!

    Get FREE resources and tools by visiting jaychristteves.com/resources

    The podcast is available on any of your favorite podcasting apps including:

    Website: thedesignlifeshow.com
    Spotify: http://bit.ly/TDLSspotify
    Apple Podcasts: https://goo.gl/b74xuR
    Google Podcasts: https://goo.gl/GqpQhF
    SoundCloud: https://goo.gl/UcqHUv
    Stitcher: https://goo.gl/bVxHs7
    TuneIn: https://goo.gl/9MAvpi
    RadioPublic: https://goo.gl/MY7uiQ
    Amazon Music (via Web or Audible app): https://bit.ly/thedesignlifeshow
    Alexa Podcast: Just say "Alexa, play The Design Life Show on Apple Podcasts”

    • 1 hr 24 min
    TDLS - Episode 106: Be Willing To Add Value w/ Dustin Carbonera

    TDLS - Episode 106: Be Willing To Add Value w/ Dustin Carbonera

    This episode was made possible by the community! ❤️ Get early access to podcast episodes, participate in exclusive Q&As, and more! ➡️ jaychristteves.com/donate

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    “It’s the willingness to add value to people, it’s not just you. ”

    In episode 106 of #TDLS, I got a chance to sit down with Dustin Carbonera. He is a Filipino branding and graphic designer, and design history enthusiast, he also founded the I Saw Design PH a design platform that aims to tell and curate Philippine graphic design for the world to see. Additionally, Dustin is a firm believer that great design is founded in modesty, empathy, and integrity. In this episode we talked about:

    - His amazing ground up stories
    - Interesting graphic design history
    - What is CDAP and why it exist
    - Some exciting things ahead for graphic design in the Philippines
    - Why adding value to people is more important if you want to be a successful designer
    - And much much more...

    You can learn more about Dustin by visiting dustincarbonera.com. If you found this episode interesting, please let Dustin know by following him on Instagram @dustincarbonera.

    Books recommendation from Dustin:
    - Logo Design Lab
    - The Win Without Pitching Manifesto byBlair Enns
    - Good Services by Lou Downe
    - The rules of work Book by Richard Templar

    Image Used By / Photograph Credit: (c) PRIMATOGRAPIYA

    Visit the podcast today at thedesignlifeshow.com to get all the episodes 100% FREE.

    Have a question in mind? Submit your question to be answered on the podcast. Send your questions via email (at least 2-minute audio clip) at podcast@jaychristteves.com

    There are a ton of people asking me about how to support this podcast so here’s how:

    1. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts so in that way you can help me to reach more people and make the podcast more discoverable within the ecosystem.

    2. You can take a screenshot of this podcast and share it with your friends, colleagues or to anyone that might be interested in this kind of content.

    3. Feeling generous today? You can support the podcast monetarily by visiting jaychristteves.com/donate or patreon.com/TDLS.

    4. Shop courses and tools online to design the life you really deserve by visiting JournyAcademy.com.

    5. By listening to all the podcast episodes. However you support my message, that’s more than enough and it means the world to me. So, thank you!

    Get FREE resources and tools by visiting jaychristteves.com/resources

    The podcast is available on any of your favorite podcasting apps including:

    Website: thedesignlifeshow.com
    Spotify: http://bit.ly/TDLSspotify
    Apple Podcasts: https://goo.gl/b74xuR
    Google Podcasts: https://goo.gl/GqpQhF
    SoundCloud: https://goo.gl/UcqHUv
    Stitcher: https://goo.gl/bVxHs7
    TuneIn: https://goo.gl/9MAvpi
    RadioPublic: https://goo.gl/MY7uiQ
    Amazon Music (via Web or Audible app): https://bit.ly/thedesignlifeshow
    Alexa Podcast: Just say "Alexa, play The Design Life Show on Apple Podcasts”

    • 1 hr 2 min
    TDLS - Episode 105: Incremental Improvements w/ Aldrich Tan

    TDLS - Episode 105: Incremental Improvements w/ Aldrich Tan

    This episode was made possible by the community! ❤️ Get early access to podcast episodes, participate in exclusive Q&As, and more! ➡️ jaychristteves.com/donate

    Get FREE resources and tools by visiting jaychristteves.com/resources

    “Little bit by bit. Incremental improvements to change a culture or habits is really necessary and discipline to be able to do that. ”

    In episode 105 of #TDLS, I sat down with Aldrich Tan. Aldrich is the CXO and Co-founder of NextPay.ph, the best alternative to bank accounts for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Philippines, and the Managing Director of UXPH, the largest non-profit design organization and community in the Philippines.

    He is a Sr. Experience Architect and Design Leader who has led teams in some of the most successful tech companies throughout the US, Canada, and the Philippines such as BlackBerry, Getty Images, Artefact, and Remitly.

    Being a huge advocate for collaboration and design learning, he helps companies weave design and creative culture into their ethos through consultations, workshops, and mentorship, while helping champion the cause to raise the standards of design practices throughout the Filipino tech community. In this episode we talked about:

    - His awesome ground up stories
    - How he and his team started NextPay PH even during pandemic while managing a UX community
    - Practical advice on how to transition from freelancing to building your own business
    - Why incremental improvements to change a culture or habits is really necessary
    - And much much more...

    You can learn more about Aldrich business by visiting nextpay.ph. If you found this episode interesting, please let Aldrich know by following him on Linkedin @aldricht (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aldricht/).

    Books recommendation from Aldrich:
    - The Design of Everyday Things Book by Don Norman
    - Don't Make Me Think Book by Steve Krug
    - The Mom Test: How to Talk to Customers and Learn If Your Business is a Good Idea when Everyone is Lying to You Book by Rob Fitzpatrick

    Visit the podcast today at thedesignlifeshow.com to get all the episodes 100% FREE.

    Have a question in mind? Submit your question to be answered on the podcast. Send your questions via email (at least 2-minute audio clip) at podcast@jaychristteves.com

    There are a ton of people asking me about how to support this podcast so here’s how:

    1. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts so in that way you can help me to reach more people and make the podcast more discoverable within the ecosystem.

    2. You can take a screenshot of this podcast and share it with your friends, colleagues or to anyone that might be interested in this kind of content.

    3. Feeling generous today? You can support the podcast monetarily by visiting jaychristteves.com/donate or patreon.com/TDLS.

    4. Shop courses and tools online to design the life you really deserve by visiting JournyAcademy.com.

    5. By listening to all the podcast episodes. However you support my message, that’s more than enough and it means the world to me. So, thank you!

    Get FREE resources and tools by visiting jaychristteves.com/resources

    The podcast is available on any of your favorite podcasting apps including:

    Website: thedesignlifeshow.com
    Spotify: http://bit.ly/TDLSspotify
    Apple Podcasts: https://goo.gl/b74xuR
    Google Podcasts: https://goo.gl/GqpQhF
    SoundCloud: https://goo.gl/UcqHUv
    Stitcher: https://goo.gl/bVxHs7
    TuneIn: https://goo.gl/9MAvpi
    RadioPublic: https://goo.gl/MY7uiQ
    Amazon Music (via Web or Audible app): https://bit.ly/thedesignlifeshow
    Alexa Podcast: Just say "Alexa, play The Design Life Show on Apple Podcasts”

    • 48 min
    TDLS - Episode 104: Know Your Own Voice w/ Forest Stearns

    TDLS - Episode 104: Know Your Own Voice w/ Forest Stearns

    This episode was made possible by the community! ❤️ Get early access to podcast episodes, participate in exclusive Q&As, and more!
    ➡️ jaychristteves.com/donate

    Get FREE resources and tools by visiting jaychristteves.com/resources

    “When you know your own voice, when you practice, when you fail thousands of times in your sketchbook and you're fearless to jump in with your skill then you can fit in your own personal innovation and your own personal creative voice.”

    In episode 104 of #TDLS, I sat down with Forest Stearns. Forest is the Principal Artist at DRAWEVERYWHERE, a design studio in Oakland, that specializes in art direction, illustration and the production of unique creative projects. Stearns also has a passion for producing Artist in Residence programs in companies that connect art, science, and technology. Currently he is partnering with Google AI Quantum AI in Santa Barbara, to produce a unique AiR program and create unique paintings around their Quantum Computers. From art galleries to spaceships, there is nothing Stearns won’t draw upon. His artistic portfolio radically spans media from making art on hundreds of satellites that orbit the Earth, to paintings on rocket ships, and murals on giant buildings. He is also a lead facilitator for experience design firm Late Nite Art. In this episode we talked about:

    - His amazing ground up stories
    - Practical experiences on how he was able to jump into innovation from traditional arts
    - How he was able to connect solution making and arts to solving a business problem
    - Non traditional art environments / blue oceans like aerospace and quantum
    - Actionable tips for designers on creatively designing experiences
    - And much much more...

    You can learn more about Forest by visiting www.draweverywhere.com. If you found this episode interesting, please let Forest know by following him on Instagram @draweverywherestudio or via LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/foreststearns/).

    Books recommendation from Forest:
    - You Must Be Joking Mr Feynman
    - Own the System
    - Psycho-Cybernetics
    - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    - Scrum
    - An astronaut's guide to life on earth
    - The 4 Agreements
    - The E-Myth Enterprise: How to Turn a Great Idea Into a Thriving Business

    Visit the podcast today at thedesignlifeshow.com to get all the episodes 100% FREE.

    Have a question in mind? Submit your question to be answered on the podcast. Send your questions via email (at least 2-minute audio clip) at podcast@jaychristteves.com

    There are a ton of people asking me about how to support this podcast so here’s how:

    1. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts so in that way you can help me to reach more people and make the podcast more discoverable within the ecosystem.

    2. You can take a screenshot of this podcast and share it with your friends, colleagues or to anyone that might be interested in this kind of content.

    3. Feeling generous today? You can support the podcast monetarily by visiting jaychristteves.com/donate or patreon.com/TDLS.

    4. Shop courses and tools online to design the life you really deserve by visiting JournyAcademy.com.

    5. By listening to all the podcast episodes. However you support my message, that’s more than enough and it means the world to me. So, thank you!

    Get FREE resources and tools by visiting jaychristteves.com/resources

    The podcast is available on any of your favorite podcasting apps including:

    Website: thedesignlifeshow.com
    Spotify: http://bit.ly/TDLSspotify
    Apple Podcasts: https://goo.gl/b74xuR
    Google Podcasts: https://goo.gl/GqpQhF
    SoundCloud: https://goo.gl/UcqHUv
    Stitcher: https://goo.gl/bVxHs7
    TuneIn: https://goo.gl/9MAvpi
    RadioPublic: https://goo.gl/MY7uiQ
    Amazon Music (via Web or Audible app): https://bit.ly/thedesignlifeshow
    Alexa Podcast: Just say "Alexa, play The Design Life Show on Apple Podcasts”

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

jux_designs ,

Expert guide

Jaychrist is a fantastic host who knows how to ask the tough questions. He expertly guides his guests through their journeys into design in a fun and conversational way.

While it is interesting to hear origin stories, he also emphasizes the guest’s practical advice to share with listeners. As someone who is relatively new to design, these anecdotes and tips have inspired me countless times. His shows are worth a listen (and many more!)

Bianca0920 ,

Relevant and wide range of content

Jaychrist is a professional and I love that his podcast isn’t limited to design but also features creative living and thinking. Episodes worth exploring and listening to!

dpcreates ,

Great Listen!

Top notch guest, top notch host and top notch value!

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