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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 over 100K subscribers on YouTube, 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.


September 17, 2019
166: Having difficult conversations

Whether you are a freelancer who wants to get paid or just someone who wants to work better with a colleague, we will all experience the nerve wracking build up to a difficult conversation at multiple points in our careers. We are all humans, doing our best and with different working styles that is bound to cause conflict from time to time. In this episode we get vulnerable and speak candidly about the difficult conversations we have had in the past and how, with time and practice, we have been able to get the most out of them.

September 9, 2019
165: Staying creative during life changes

After a short hiatus the Design Life podcast is back! Staying creative and motivated during big life changes can be a real challenge, one we have recently faced. We have jumped at the chance for our next adventure and moved to new countries. Femke has joined the Uber design team in Toronto, working with a new team on Uber Eats. Charli continues to work remotely for Convertkit but has swapped the hustle and bustle of London for sunny Valencia! Trying to stay inspired while also managing the logistics of a big move to another country is a challenge, in this episode we share what worked for us during this busy time.

July 24, 2019
164: How to get your first design job

In this episode of Design Life, we talk about how to get your first design job. It can be a conundrum, in order to get a job you need to have experience, but in order to get experience you need a job. How can you get experience if no one is willing to give you a job? We share our tips, along with an exciting new product we have launched in the Design Life store.


"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