John's graphics background includes working as a designer, art director, and illustrator at advertising agencies and as a freelancer. The majority of this experience was gained in Dallas, but the lure of adobe houses and snow-covered mountains brought him to Santa Fe. There he continued designing, art directing, and illustrating, and of course started using a Macintosh. Now there's one factor present that wasn't there before: Now it's fun. Now he can experiment. He can change his mind. He can play.
John read once that all creativity is a form of play. He didn't believe it at the time. Being creative was work. But now, as he looks out the window at the fresh snow on the mountains, he wonders: Should he go skiing or should he boot up the Mac?