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Design Life

Charli Prangley, Femke Van Schoonhoven

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Design Life
Design Life

Design Life

Charli Prangley, Femke Van Schoonhoven

5
Followers
11
Plays
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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.

Latest Episodes

168: When your ideas aren't considered

EHow do you deal with the frustration of people not accepting your ideas? When you share an idea and people brush it off or they donâ€t agree that it is a good idea, how do you deal with that in such a way that your team understand your disappointment but donâ€t mark you as a sore loser. In this episode we talk about how we communicate our disappointment and frustrations with our teams, and how sometimes listening can reveal an unexpected solution.

29 MIN5 days ago
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168: When your ideas aren't considered

167: Career progression

EThis week on Design Life weâ€re talking about a topic that has been on our minds lately - career progression. We have been thinking about the next stage in our careers, and thought you might be interested to hear what steps we have taken to secure the next phase and how we know it is time to have that all important conversation.

27 MIN2 weeks ago
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167: Career progression

166: Having difficult conversations

EWhether you are a freelancer who wants to get paid or just someone who wants to work better with a colleague, we will all experience the nerve wracking build up to a difficult conversation at multiple points in our careers. We are all humans, doing our best and with different working styles that is bound to cause conflict from time to time. In this episode we get vulnerable and speak candidly about the difficult conversations we have had in the past and how, with time and practice, we have been able to get the most out of them.

35 MIN3 weeks ago
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166: Having difficult conversations

165: Staying creative during life changes

EAfter a short hiatus the Design Life podcast is back! Staying creative and motivated during big life changes can be a real challenge, one we have recently faced.

29 MINSEP 9
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165: Staying creative during life changes

164: How to get your first design job

EIn this episode of Design Life, we talk about how to get your first design job. It can be a conundrum, in order to get a job you need to have experience, but in order to get experience you need a job. How can you get experience if no one is willing to give you a job? We share our tips, along with an exciting new product we have launched in the Design Life store.

33 MINJUL 24
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164: How to get your first design job

163: Earning passive income

EPassive income is a great way for designers to earn a little extra every month alongside your full time or freelance gig. In this episode of Design Life we discuss the different passive income streams we have used successfully, what we have learned and what we hope to try in the future.

30 MINJUL 8
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163: Earning passive income

162: CEO and designer, Helen Tran

EThis week we are delighted to share a very special edition of Design Life with you. For this episode we invited Helen Tran who is a Product Designer, hobbyist writer, and the CEO & Founder of Jupiter to tell us all about her journey to becoming her own boss, the importance of teaching and her thoughts on going deep versus going wide.

37 MINJUL 2
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162: CEO and designer, Helen Tran

161: The project kickoff

Starting a project with a kickoff checklist can be useful for everyone involved. In this episode we discuss the checklists we use, and how to jump in successfully if you havenâ€t been involved in the kickoff.

25 MINJUN 12
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161: The project kickoff

160: Every creative feels broken inside

This episode comes by way of a talk Charli heard at the How Design Live conference in Chicago. Stephen Gates delivered a thought provoking presentation, about living life as a creative. One question in particular stood out - is our manufactured reality killing the design industry and our creativity? In this episode of Design Life we tease out this topic, and how we see it play out in our lives and in our careers.

34 MINMAY 29
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160: Every creative feels broken inside

159: Is your portfolio a lie?

Is your portfolio truthful, is it a fair representation of your skills? Todayâ€s episode comes by way of an email we had from a client, who asks this very question, and favours freelance market places as a result. We discuss how to make sure your portfolio is an accurate representation of your work, honestly.

31 MINMAY 21
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159: Is your portfolio a lie?

Latest Episodes

168: When your ideas aren't considered

EHow do you deal with the frustration of people not accepting your ideas? When you share an idea and people brush it off or they donâ€t agree that it is a good idea, how do you deal with that in such a way that your team understand your disappointment but donâ€t mark you as a sore loser. In this episode we talk about how we communicate our disappointment and frustrations with our teams, and how sometimes listening can reveal an unexpected solution.

29 MIN5 days ago
Comments
168: When your ideas aren't considered

167: Career progression

EThis week on Design Life weâ€re talking about a topic that has been on our minds lately - career progression. We have been thinking about the next stage in our careers, and thought you might be interested to hear what steps we have taken to secure the next phase and how we know it is time to have that all important conversation.

27 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
167: Career progression

166: Having difficult conversations

EWhether you are a freelancer who wants to get paid or just someone who wants to work better with a colleague, we will all experience the nerve wracking build up to a difficult conversation at multiple points in our careers. We are all humans, doing our best and with different working styles that is bound to cause conflict from time to time. In this episode we get vulnerable and speak candidly about the difficult conversations we have had in the past and how, with time and practice, we have been able to get the most out of them.

35 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
166: Having difficult conversations

165: Staying creative during life changes

EAfter a short hiatus the Design Life podcast is back! Staying creative and motivated during big life changes can be a real challenge, one we have recently faced.

29 MINSEP 9
Comments
165: Staying creative during life changes

164: How to get your first design job

EIn this episode of Design Life, we talk about how to get your first design job. It can be a conundrum, in order to get a job you need to have experience, but in order to get experience you need a job. How can you get experience if no one is willing to give you a job? We share our tips, along with an exciting new product we have launched in the Design Life store.

33 MINJUL 24
Comments
164: How to get your first design job

163: Earning passive income

EPassive income is a great way for designers to earn a little extra every month alongside your full time or freelance gig. In this episode of Design Life we discuss the different passive income streams we have used successfully, what we have learned and what we hope to try in the future.

30 MINJUL 8
Comments
163: Earning passive income

162: CEO and designer, Helen Tran

EThis week we are delighted to share a very special edition of Design Life with you. For this episode we invited Helen Tran who is a Product Designer, hobbyist writer, and the CEO & Founder of Jupiter to tell us all about her journey to becoming her own boss, the importance of teaching and her thoughts on going deep versus going wide.

37 MINJUL 2
Comments
162: CEO and designer, Helen Tran

161: The project kickoff

Starting a project with a kickoff checklist can be useful for everyone involved. In this episode we discuss the checklists we use, and how to jump in successfully if you havenâ€t been involved in the kickoff.

25 MINJUN 12
Comments
161: The project kickoff

160: Every creative feels broken inside

This episode comes by way of a talk Charli heard at the How Design Live conference in Chicago. Stephen Gates delivered a thought provoking presentation, about living life as a creative. One question in particular stood out - is our manufactured reality killing the design industry and our creativity? In this episode of Design Life we tease out this topic, and how we see it play out in our lives and in our careers.

34 MINMAY 29
Comments
160: Every creative feels broken inside

159: Is your portfolio a lie?

Is your portfolio truthful, is it a fair representation of your skills? Todayâ€s episode comes by way of an email we had from a client, who asks this very question, and favours freelance market places as a result. We discuss how to make sure your portfolio is an accurate representation of your work, honestly.

31 MINMAY 21
Comments
159: Is your portfolio a lie?