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Design Lota

38 EpisodesProduced by Angie & SushiWebsite

The podcast about life as Indian Designers. Hosted by Interaction Designer Angeline Bhavya and Industrial Designer Sushmita Charlu. As designers from two different fields, our intention is to be an authentic voice of the everyday designer and to bring the Indian design community closer.


E031 Mental Health for Creatives Part 1

In this episode, we talk about the external factors that affect our mental health as creatives, and learn about the mindsets and habits that can help us find balance.

We reflect upon the ways in which in the events this past year (2020) has challenged us and explore ways to feel more in control of our lives and work.

We lament the lack of work-life balance that most of us have as creative practitioners and Nithya tells us how we can be more intentional and present in our lives outside of work.

We discuss about the host of ambiguities that come with freelancing as designers, and how to manage both internal and external expectations.

We talk about the challenges in working in remote teams and how workplace politics can impact us as creatives.

We conclude with some mindset tips on how we can be our own biggest asset.


Nithya, a mental health expert and theater artist is also the co-founder of Heart it Out, an organization that aims to make mental health accessible.

Jerusha Isaac is an illustrator and art teacher.

Angie shares a quote from the book Productivity for Creative people by Mark McGuinness.

Nithya refers to the book The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

Design Lota is hosted by designers Sushmita Charlu and Angeline Bhavya. Full transcripts can be found on our blog 

Intro music by Shankar Narayan

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