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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


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

Femke van Schoonhoven


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


May 15, 2023
279: Validating design solutions

Today on the Design Life podcast we are answering a listener question from an engineer, who is looking for advice on how to validate a design and communicate this with the relevant stakeholders.

May 2, 2023
278: Are you on the right path in your design career?

Wondering if you are on the right path in your design career? Fear not, we have a very reassuring conversation this week on the podcast! Hear all about how we've used the design career checkpoint to help reflect on our careers and set new goals.

April 17, 2023
277: Learning throughout different stages of your design career

This week on Design Life we’re chatting about learning throughout different stages of our design careers, and how our approach to learning has changed over time.


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

Hollie Arnett


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

Zach Grosser


"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