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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 21, 2024
291: When a side project totally fails

In this episode, Femke and Charli talk about managing the challenges when your side project isn't succeeding.

May 6, 2024
290: Landing a new design job in 2024

In this episode Femke and Charli share tips on navigating today's selective job market. From tailoring applications to networking effectively, they provide expert advice to help you secure your ideal job.

April 22, 2024
289: How to know when it's time to move on from a job

In this podcast episode, Charli and Femke explore the dynamics of staying and leaving roles, discuss the importance of difficult conversations, internal reputation, personal growth and there is also a bonus checklist for listeners thinking about career transitions.


"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