John Hillmer’s award-winning art and design work gets around. His large acrylic stage murals have made appearances with artists such as Ray Charles, Keb’ Mo’, Taj Mahal, and Maya Angelou. His posters and designs have been used to promote more than 50 music, literary, and community events across North America. His clients have included The City of Santa Monica’s Environmental Division, NRDC, MGM, Paramount Pictures, The Nature of Words, Earshot Jazz, Centrum in Port Townsend, the Seattle Children’s Museum, and Seattle-based Committee for Children, whose social and emotional based curriculum has placed Hillmer’s colorful illustrations in some 75,000 schools around the globe. He earned his masters degree in International Education while working as both teacher and publications director at the American School Foundation of Guadalajara. His artwork reflects his own experiences living, traveling, and teaching in Mexico and in his own colorful observations about life’s vast interconnections.