Listen to two creative women who work 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.

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132: User Testing in the design process

August 6

User testing, or usability testing, can help designers get to know their user even better. It can reveal insights into the use of the product or site that the team otherwise might never know. In this episode we discuss how user testing at Uber works, and how user testing can help to further develop designer’s … Continued

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Marketing designer at ConvertKit and with nearly 60,000 subscribers on YouTube, Charli speaks at conferences and runs her own online store.




Designer at Uber, Femke writes weekly about creative self-help and achieving your goals. She also interviews under-rated creatives on Medium.

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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. They’re in the trenches growing alongside us.


Design Life is inspiring, motivating and thought-provoking. A must-listen for people in all stages of their creative careers!


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


Shout out to Design Life for being awesome and helping me realize that side projects don't have to have a full time end goal


Loved the Design Life episode on confidence and the sentiment that it comes from experience not always skill - keep working, keep improving