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Listen to two women in tech talk about how they balance side projects on top of a full time job.

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 women.


Charli Prangley


Designer at ConvertKit and YouTuber, Charli is passionate about side projects and helping creatives improve their craft and process.

Femke van Schoonhoven


Designer at Uber, Femke is a digital tinkerer who teaches product design on YouTube and is often sharing her learnings at conferences and events.


August 3, 2020
194: The future of AI/ML in design

As artificial intelligence and machine learning begin to impact the design industry in new ways, the future of design may differ from the way we work today. If that is the case, how can you remain relevant as a designer? In today’s episode of Design Life we talk about future proofing your skills to help you establish a long lasting career, by leveraging new technology to boost your creative thinking and using problem solving to develop innovative design solutions.

July 27, 2020
193: Too many meetings

Have you ever felt that you have so many meetings in one week that you don’t have time to get your work done? If this is the case finding focus time at work can be a struggle. In this episode of Design Life we discuss how to evaluate if you have control over your meetings and how to maximise your meetings so they are as productive as they can be.

July 6, 2020
192: How to reach out for advice

As educators in the design field, we both get daily requests from people asking for career advice, feedback on a portfolio or mentorship around existing issues in their work. Lately, we’ve noticed an increase in people reaching out cold. While this is certainly flattering, figuring out how best to help someone we’re hearing from for the very first time is also very time consuming. Often we take the time to reply and then hear nothing back from that person ever again, which can be very discouraging. In this episode we discuss different ways to ask for advice and how to reach out to people kindly.


"I highly recommend this week’s episode of Design Life! Extremely relatable experiences with being overwhelmed, and solid advice."

Zach Grosser


"Design Life is inspiring, motivating and thought-provoking. A must-listen for people in all stages of their creative careers!"

Hollie Arnett


"Loved the Design Life episode on confidence and the sentiment that it comes from experience not always skill - keep working, keep improving"

Ashley Robertson


"Packed with quality conversation about the process of design and hurdles of the creative community. It has become part of my commute!"

Ryan de Metz


"Design Life is one of the highlights of my week. Recorded in a conversational style, the Podcast is full of insights, advice and topics on design. I love it!"

"Design Life is a breath of fresh air in this noisy market of design podcasts. Charli and Femke share past experiences, failures, and aspirations."

Brent Galloway