Do you remember what you dreamt about being when you grew up? From superheroes who save the planet to astronauts who explore space, from doctors to firefighters, from superstars to pilots – a kid’s endless imagination is never dull. The harsh truth is, adulthood and responsibilities might hit hard when it comes to a job’s ‘expectation vs. reality’. There wasn’t any time-killing on social media, daydreaming at boring meetings, or cursing at the photocopier in your imaginary careers, right? But seen through a pure and creative kid’s eye, it might give you a different and fun perspective on your own profession.
Kids definitely dream big and outside the box, so talented CG artists at QuickQuid decided to bring their wildest hopes for the future into life. They asked 7 children from around the world to draw their dream jobs on paper and visualized them in a series of intricate renders. Spiced up with a child’s curiosity and fantasy, well-known professions turn into otherworldly jobs with robot assistants, planet surfing, and unicorn rescuing.
What was your dream job when you were young? Share your stories below!
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1 Ilias (8), Greece – Graphic Designer/Modeller (Sculptor)
Ilias (8), Greece – Graphic Designer/Modeller (Sculptor)
Ilias was very specific with his office requirements. He wants to have a single space on the ground floor with a small plant garden. No problem, Ilias, here it is. Ilias has it all planned out. As well as his computer, he wants to work with ‘plastelines’ (Play-Doh) and clay to model various figures and miniatures. During breaks, he will take care of his plants in order to relax and get inspiration.
2 Helena (5), Argentina – Explorer
Helena (5), Argentina – Explorer
When Helena told QuickQuid that her dream job was “Explorer of mysterious creatures that nobody has ever seen before“, they knew straight away that she was going to make a really special picture. Helena wants to explore everywhere from jungles to caves to the depths of the ocean on her hunt for mysterious creatures. Looks like she‘s found one!
3 Viola (10), Ukraine – Astronomer
Viola (10), Ukraine – Astronomer
Viola told QuickQuid that she would love to work in a big observatory as an astronomer. She thinks space is beautiful, and we agree. First things first, she‘ll need a big telescope to carry out this work. Here she can monitor the starry night and keep an eye out for life on other planets. Viola is fascinated by the many secrets and mysteries of space. Keep staring at the skies, Viola.
4 Brigid (4), USA – Unicorn Rescuer
Brigid (4), USA – Unicorn Rescuer
Sometimes unicorns need rescuing from dangerous castles; it‘s just a fact. But who is the person for this job? Well, look no further because that’s Brigid’s dream job! Brigid told QuickQuid, “you hear the unicorn crying because a bad wizard is taking her away”, then she has to use magic to lift her to safety. “Once you rescue a unicorn, you can adopt her, and she is part of your family.”
5 Jacob (9), Philippines – Scientist/Inventor
Jacob (9), Philippines – Scientist/Inventor
Jacob wants to be a scientist and inventor when he grows up, so he‘ll be needing a laboratory. Like all the best scientists/inventors, Jacob has chosen to have his lab underground. The robots you can see are called Jerry and Gordon; they are Jacob‘s inventions. Jerry helps with the chemicals, and Gordon turns chemicals into any kind of food you order, such as Jacob‘s favorite two-layered cheeseburger. Yummy!
6 Ethan (7), Philippines – Artist, Astronaut, Baker
Ethan (7), Philippines – Artist, Astronaut, Baker
Not content with just one career, Ethan wants to be an artist, an astronaut, and a baker! But where would an artist/astronaut/baker work, you ask? Well, Ethan told QuickQuid: “inside a house that can turn into a rocket ship”. Ethan also added that he‘ll paint his favorite animals, fruit, and pies; then he‘ll choose which planet to go to. Look closely, and you‘ll see a specially designed (by Ethan of course) robot that knows how to bake anything Ethan tells it to.
7 Martin (6), Spain – Paleontologist
Martin (6), Spain – Paleontologist
Martin dreams of becoming a Paleontologist one day, so of course, he belongs in the desert. This kind of work can be dangerous, so he specified that he’d need sturdy boots “so the snakes can’t bite my feet”. Martin told QuickQuid that he doesn‘t expect to find bones every day, but when he does, he‘ll put the bones carefully inside boxes, and a helicopter will fly them away. When asked what he found in his drawing, he told us a “Duckosaur”.