Get started in public sector work

Working for government organisations may sound a little dull, but for many designers it can be a lucrative source of income, as Craig Grannell finds out

There are plenty of preconceived ideas about public sector work, but you only need to talk to those designers immersed in it to dispel such ideas for good. “Institutions in this space are perceived as “boring”,” says An-Mari Peter, managing director and co-founder of design agency on-IDLE, “but they’re filled with excitable, innovative and intelligent people.”

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