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Piotr Swiatek

Research Assistant

I’ve always known I liked well designed things but didn’t really experience design until I took an ERASMUS year studying design management in Paris. I wanted to learn more about design but at the time this wasn’t easy in my home country of Poland so I chose culture management instead. I wrote my Master’s thesis on design management and it was just after this that I first encountered PDR through the European project SEE.
 
I gained such a positive impression of PDR that I jumped at the opportunity to apply for a job with the Design Policy team. From the first day I have felt welcome and have been given a lot of opportunities to take on new projects and develop my design skills. The team here work very hard but the atmosphere is still relaxed and supportive. My favourite thing about the work we do is seeing the real impact of our design ideas on public services and the benefits that brings to people. 

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