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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

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

Femke van Schoonhoven

@femkesvs

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

RECENT EPISODES

October 19, 2020
203: Running a design-focused Instagram

If you listened to our last episode you might have heard that Femke recently launched @femkedotdesign, an online space that focuses solely on design and separates the personal from the professional, in other words - a design-focused Instagram account! We chat about using Instagram as an educational platform, the benefits of a new, dedicated space for follower’s questions and what you should consider before launching a design-focused Instagram account.

October 12, 2020
202: Charli gets a promotion!

In this episode of Design Life we discuss something really exciting - Charli’s recent promotion to Creative Director at Convertkit! Taking on a new role in any company is an exciting time with lots of opportunities to learn and develop your skills but taking on a newly developed role in your current company has its own set of challenges and rewards. We talk about what a Creative Director does, leading a team and up-skilling for a new role.

September 28, 2020
201: Being the only designer on the team

In this episode of Design Life we discuss being a solo designer, the only designer on a team or even in an entire company. This topic was requested by a listener who was looking for our insights on how to embrace the opportunity and overcome the challenges that come with being a solo designer. While the responsibility and experience can lead to a great challenge it can be an isolating role and feeling connected to the design community at large can be a struggle. We speak about how you can keep growing as a solo designer while encouraging your team to take design seriously.

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

"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

"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

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

Zach Grosser

@zachgrosser

"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