Episode 001

001: Why have a side project?

In the first episode of Design life, we discuss one of our favourite topics: side projects. What makes a side project more than a hobby? How can they help with your career? We'll fill you in on what our side projects are (both the ones we're doing now, and some 'failed' ones from the past) and chat about the challenges we face.

"The hardest part about side projects is perseverance. It’s so easy to have an idea for something and start on something, but actually persevering and sticking with it even when you aren’t seeing results straight away is really difficult, and that’s where the hustle part comes in."


Show links

Charli’s side projects:

CharliMarieTV YouTube channel

charliemarie.com blog

LNK apparel

Femke’s side projects:

The Apartment

The Creative Series

Weekly newsletter

Past side projects

Femke’s food blog, Desired Cooking

Charli’s motion graphics




Show credits

Our site: designlife.fm

Our Twitter: @DesignLifeFM

Design Life on iTunes

Our theme tune was created by the talented Camiel van Schoonhoven