Design Life

By Charli Prangley, Femke Van Schoonhoven

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 females. This show aims to tackle the big issues designers face like getting paid, overcoming a creative block or managing time, to name a few. We want to open up discussion about things we wish we heard people talk about when we were studying, and we want to chat to you about the joys and the frustrations of working in the tech industry by day, and on our passion projects in the rest of our waking hours. We hope that by doing so, Design Life will give you a dose of motivation or inspiration when you need it.

  1. 1.
    218: Become a manager or stay an IC?
    32:28
  2. 2.
    217: Why you should share your work
    30:58
  3. 3.
    216: Taking ownership of your career growth
    29:49
  4. 4.
    215: Running a hack day
    28:21
  5. 5.
    214: Our daily routines
    25:24
  6. 6.
    213: Balancing work and side projects
    35:02
  7. 7.
    212: Inside the design hiring process
    36:59
  8. 8.
    211: Ageism in the tech industry
    29:01
  1. 9.
    210: Our plans for 2021
    33:54
  2. 10.
    209: Reflecting on our careers & side hustles in 2020
    33:43
  3. 11.
    208: Should you use a Notion doc as your portfolio?
    27:23
  4. 12.
    207: Outsourcing work and hiring help for side projects
    32:07
  5. 13.
    206: How to have productive meetings
    30:16
  6. 14.
    205: How designers could use Facebook ads to get clients
    44:02
  7. 15.
    204: Speeding up the design process
    31:27
  8. 16.
    203: Running a design-focused Instagram
    26:30
  9. 17.
    202: Charli gets a promotion!
    29:08
  10. 18.
    201: Being the only designer on the team
    31:00
  11. 19.
    200: Does using design freebies make you less of a designer?
    27:06
  12. 20.
    199: How direct is TOO direct with feedback?
    29:31
  13. 21.
    198: Making friends at work
    28:47
  14. 22.
    197: Should you go to design school?
    29:33
  15. 23.
    196: Should you have to work nights and weekends to succeed in tech?
    26:15
  16. 24.
    195: Working with freelancers
    27:30
  17. 25.
    194: The future of AI/ML in design
    26:11
  18. 26.
    193: Too many meetings
    29:40
  19. 27.
    192: How to reach out for advice
    30:06
  20. 28.
    191: Attaching self worth to your work
    29:51
  21. 29.
    190: Creating design processes and workflows
    28:52
  22. 30.
    189: Why are there so few women in design leadership?
    31:24
  23. 31.
    188: Creating and launching a digital product
    22:11
  24. 32.
    187: Launching a big project
    29:30
  25. 33.
    186: Design QA Process
    30:06
  26. 34.
    185: Facilitating workshops with Jonathan Courtney (AJ&Smart)
    53:04
  27. 35.
    184: Making design decisions
    33:02
  28. 36.
    183: Design reviews and getting feedback
    33:39
  29. 37.
    182: Starting a new side project
    31:13
  30. 38.
    181: Getting through a motivation slump
    26:11
  31. 39.
    180: Working from home during COVID-19
    39:03
  32. 40.
    179: How to build your network
    30:53
  33. 41.
    178: Performance reviews
    38:18
  34. 42.
    177: Keeping your portfolio up to date
    31:54
  35. 43.
    176: Tackling implementation issues between design and development
    32:24
  36. 44.
    175: The other side of design (it's more than pushing pixels)
    34:31
  37. 45.
    174: How to start and grow a design Youtube Channel
    37:48
  38. 46.
    173: Setting Goals and Intentions in 2020
    36:29
  39. 47.
    172: Fulfilling your potential
    30:02
  40. 48.
    171: Learnings from Adobe Max
    43:03
  41. 49.
    170: Jumping from junior to senior designer
    29:06
  42. 50.
    169: Within Design Retreat
    32:25

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