5 channels you should follow if you are a designer

Loay Hassan
May 21, 2018 · 4 min read

Hi guys, i thought it will be nice to share with you some of the podcasts, Youtube and #Slack channels i am following.

I am an experienced designer, and I’ve been in the industry for more than 12 years now, and i was really inspired by many other amazing designers and marketers, and many other channels about interior design, fashion design, art, and geeky stuff in general.

Without further do, let’s get into it:

1-Design Life Podcast

By : Charli Prangley and femke


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. (Source: https://designlife.fm)

Charli is one of my favorite Youtubers; she is a brilliant designer and she has lots of stuff to talk about. You can check out her Youtube channel here , and i promise you’ll find very nice and useful information about design, productivity and many other topics.

Charli and Femke did over 100 awesome episodes about design, productivity tips and problems that usually face designers in their side projects or their daily work routine.

They also have a twitter account that you can follow and a $9/Month #Slack community that you can join to discuss more about creativity and self improvement.

And you can read everything you need to learn about the #Slack community here : https://community.designlife.fm/faq

Podcast episodes are published every Monday morning. Give it a shot!

2-The ‘Futur’ Education Platform

By : Chris Do


Chris Do is one of the best in the design industry; he hosts the Youtube channel “ The Process “, that talks about branding, design, business and UX Design.

He also hosts “the Futur” podcast and he has an amazing website where you can find lots of resources and tools as a designer.

You can find the podcast episodes in the links below, or on Soundcloud @thefuturishere:

https://www.thefutur.com/category/podcasts/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-futur/id1209219220?mt=2

The Futur is an education platform where creative professionals learn business principles. From freelancers to creative entrepreneurs, we have tools, courses, and content designed specifically for you. Our mission is to empower one million creative entrepreneurs to establish successful, sustainable and fulfilling businesses. (Source: https://www.thefutur.com/)

Here is the Trailer:

I had the pleasure to meet Chris Do in person when he was attending the RISEUP Summit in Cairo in 2017; he is an awesome guy, and i learned a lot from him.

Subscribe to the podcast and follow him on Youtube, Twitter to discover more tools, content and courses about design…and if you are a freelance designer, check this section out:


3-The DesignerShip Slack Community


Chat, learn and grow with more than 2K creatives from around the world.

As a designer there are plenty of places to find inspiration, tools to improve work flow but there’s no trusted and active community of creatives to learn, share and grow with. That is where The Designership comes in! (Source: https://thedesignership.com)

Apply here to get an invitation to join the community.

In the designership slack community, you will find many channels like design feedback, design showcase; and you can get instant feedback about your work, collaborate with other talented designers, and find lots of remote and freelance job opportunities.

4-Kim TV

By: Kimberly Ann Jimenez


Kim is a digital marketing specialist, and she is the founder of “ The Business Lounge “.

She is posting amazing content about digital marketing, content planning, productivity tips, online business, social media tools, Facebook, Pinterest, email marketing, and lots of other stuff.

She is also sharing many resources about how to take your online business to the next level, check it out here: https://kimberlyannjimenez.com/resources/

And as i am a podcast fan, i will recommend following her business lounge podcast channel here: https://kimberlyannjimenez.com/podcast/

I learned a lot from her; she has a very good experience, and she really has a style and a unique way to solve problems.

Here is a sneak peek from the content you will find on her channel:

5-Designer Hangout


Designer Hangout is a dedicated, invite-only network of UX designers and researchers who discuss trends, give advice, share stories, uncover insights, surface opportunities, and connect in-person. As a UX practitioner, Designer Hangout is your “secret weapon” to progressing your career and accomplishing your life goals. Together, we’re creating the World’s most reliable brain trust for UX designers in a fast-paced age. (Source: http://www.designerhangout.co)

Request an invitation here, and find many cool stuff about UX design, UX research, InVision, Adobe XD…also you can find resources like learning UX books, and lots of other tools and links.

The jobs channel is actually very good; people are posting hundreds of remote and full-time jobs asking for talented UX Designers. And there is also a dedicated job board where you can apply for UX Design jobs:


I hope you guys found this article useful… Stay tuned for next posts! and honor me with a visit to my website : http://loayyoussef.com

Credits: Photo by Sebastian Mantel on Unsplash

Loay Hassan

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UX Designer, Berlin-Germany http://loayyoussef.com https://instagram.com/lo_uxd

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