Children have a different way of looking at the world. They gaze out with curiosity and are judgement free. It’s refreshing and inspiring at the same time.
One thing I have heard professional designers comment on is that there is a point when we, as children, begin to self doubt or critically judge what we see, do, and engaging with. Prior to this change, we are more free with how we might approach a sketch or create art.
I love an example of this that Adam Ladd shared. Adam is an exceptional graphic designer in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has experience in art direction, branding, and typography.
Adam wanted to know what visual elements his five-year-old daughter might connect with when asked to view a logo for 5 seconds and then to draw it from memory. Her exploration of logo forms and shapes is so much fun!