Childhood &
Creativity

As Pablo Picasso said, “every child is an artist”,
and in that same spirit, we asked our designers
to create artwork influenced by their childhood memories.

Everyone has childhood memories, from a first bike, favourite cartoon or sandcastle at a faraway destination, little still-frames in our minds that still come up from time to time, reminding us of the moments that have shaped who we are today.


Childhood memories leave a perpetual, indelible mark on us in many ways - creatively, emotionally and intellectually, sometimes perceptible and sometimes in more intuitive ways.

In our ongoing quest of exploring many different expressions of creativity, we asked each of our designers to turn their childhood memory into a piece of art that captured the essence of their childhood. We then auctioned the pieces off at our recent company update to benefit, fittingly, Evelina Children’s Hospital, a charity near and dear to our hearts. Not only was the auction a great success with us raising a significant amount for the hospital, but what came out of the project was a series of truly imaginative and original work. We couldn’t be prouder of the work our design team has produced.

In the spirit of celebrating creativity, we want to share that work with you so that you can see what inspires our designers and the colourful threads of memories that make up the creative fabric of the MerchantCantos design team.

We will be sharing the artworks through our Instagram and LinkedIn pages, with a short description of the childhood memory that has inspired each artwork.

Please join us in celebrating creativity and the different ways it is shaped in our everyday lives.