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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.

HOSTED BY

Charli Prangley

@charliprangley

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

Femke van Schoonhoven

@femkesvs

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

RECENT EPISODES

August 8, 2022
261: What it's like to work in six week cycles

Do you use six week cycles where you work? Today we're gonna talk about this way of breaking up work throughout the year which we recently discovered we both use in our companies.

August 1, 2022
260: Taking a sabbatical

In this episode we chat about Charli’s recent sabbatical, the preparations involved beforehand and what elements from the month will become part of a new routine.

July 18, 2022
259: Shipping a new design system!

Femke recently shipped a new design system and today on Design Life we are discussing the highs and lows of taking on such a project!

PODCAST REVIEWS

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

Hollie Arnett

@hollie_arnett

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

Zach Grosser

@zachgrosser

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

Ashley Robertson

@ashRobDesign

"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

@ryandemetz

"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

@brentgalloway