Children draw their ideal jobs

Eight children draw their ideal jobs

They say you should dress for the job you want. But what if that job is ‘Unicorn Rescuer’? Well, in that case you would need to spend a little more time at the design stage of your outfit.

Thankfully, childhood is long, and represents the only moment in life when time seems to be infinite. This being the case, the enterprising folks over at QuickQuid decided to find out just what today’s children would like to do for their career if the only limit was their imagination. Their eight young ‘pre-fessionals’ were asked to draw their dream job, and the illustrations were then handed over to a CG artist to… you know, smarten them up. From the classic to the fantastic, the kids came up with some wonderful drawn suggestions to their proposed career path.


That unicorn rescuer? Four-year-old Brigid has thought the whole thing through. “You hear the unicorn crying because a bad wizard is taking her away,” says Brigid, who confirms that one of the perks of the job is that you get to keep the unicorns you rescue. QuickQuid’s brave CG artist managed to identify Brigid’s workplace as a stone moat near a castle – and that Brigid will be expected to wear medieval armour to work. Stay away from those mushrooms, Brigid!

Perhaps more realistically, young Ethan from the Philippines has spread his career across a sequence of gigs: Artist, Astronaut, and Baker. But rather than working three jobs just to get by, seven-year-old Ethan plans combine all three – and work from home. That’s because his house turns into a rocket ship. Realistic? Well, he has included a robot in his design, who will take care of the baking, freeing Ethan to be more creative – and to supervise the filo work, no doubt.

For more youthful inspiration on designing the job of your dreams, check out the rest of the kids’ illustrations!

Brigid - USA

Brigid – USA

Brigid - USA

Brigid – USA

Ilias - Greece

Ilias – Greece

Ilias - Greece

Ilias – Greece

Ethan - Philippines

Ethan – Philippines

Ethan - Philippines

Ethan – Philippines

Martin - Spain

Martin – Spain

Martin - Spain

Martin – Spain

Viola - Ukraine

Viola – Ukraine

Viola - Ukraine

Viola – Ukraine

Helena - Argentina

Helena – Argentina

Helena - Argentina

Helena – Argentina

Jacob - Philippines

Jacob – Philippines

Jacob - Philippines

Jacob – Philippines

John writes on behalf of NeoMam Studios. He is a digital nomad specialised in leadership, digital media and personal growth topics, his passions include world cinema and biscuits. A native Englishman, he is always on the move, but can most commonly be spotted in the UK, Norway, and the Balkans.

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