Anna Sheffer
June 01, 2018 8:56 am

Okay, we’ll admit it: We still love Disney princesses. Many of us looked up to them as kids, and there were times when we even wanted to be them. But unfortunately, for most of us, “princess” isn’t really a viable career option (unless you happen to be born with the title, of course). But thanks to one graphic designer, we can now see some of our childhood idols reining over the boardroom rather than an imaginary kingdom — and they’ve never been more inspiring.

Matthew Burt, a graphic artist from Raleigh, North Carolina, created the drawings as a project for the company Simple Thrifty Living. He told Good Morning America that he usually makes simple graphic designs for the business. But this time, he wanted to do something different. He set out to depict the Disney princesses as career women.

“I wanted to create something other people might look up to,” he told Today Parent. “My teammates and I chose roles that not only fit the specific princess, but also showed them thriving in their career and in traditionally male-dominated fields.”

See the awesome results for yourself.

Matthew Burt/Simple Thrifty Living

Merida is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (in archery and horseback riding, of course).

Matthew Burt/Simple Thrifty Living

Aurora is the CEO of her own coffee company.

Matthew Burt/Simple Thrifty Living

Moana is a successful naval officer.

Matthew Burt/Simple Thrifty Living

Tiana lives out her dream of owning her own restaurant.

Matthew Burt/Simple Thrifty Living

Pocahontas runs a non-profit focused on conservation.

Matthew Burt/Simple Thrifty Living

Embracing her love of learning, Belle becomes a university chancellor.

Matthew Burt/Simple Thrifty Living

Mulan is a Title IX attorney who fights gender discrimination.

Matthew Burt/Simple Thrifty Living

Elsa and Anna battle global warming as climate scientists.

Matthew Burt/Simple Thrifty Living

Cinderella gives back to her furry friends as an animal-rights activist.

Matthew Burt/Simple Thrifty Living

Rapunzel uses her healing powers to become one of the world’s top neurologists.

Matthew Burt/Simple Thrifty Living

Ariel is making waves as a multi-platinum pop star.

Matthew Burt/Simple Thrifty Living

And Snow White helps patients get in touch with their feelings as a psychologist.

Matthew Burt/Simple Thrifty Living

Burt’s favorite character to design? Jasmine, who he imagined as a U.N. ambassador.

Matthew Burt/Simple Thrifty Living

Burt’s designs are beyond inspiring, and the perfect reimaging for 2018. Which one of these designs is your favorite?

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