Gained an M A degree in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art in London in 1975.
Head of Design Theatre Corporate, 1983-86.
Resident Designer Mercury Theatre. 1986-89.
Freelancer since 1989, theatre work includes: THE HOLY SINNER, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, CHESS, PACK OF GIRLS, LOVELOCK’S DREAM RUN, ROMEO AND JULIET, THE CONTEST, TITUS ANDRONICUS, GOOD WORKS, CHESS (for the Australian tour 1997), TWELFTH NIGHT, F.I.L.T.H, ASSASSINS, EUGENIA, TUSITALA, WAIORA, AMY’S VIEW, CAVALERIA RUSTICANA / I PAGLIACCI, THE BOOK CLUB, CABARET, THE LOUIS VUITTON BALL, THE AMERICA’S CUP BALL, ART, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, SERIAL KILLERS, INTO THE WOODS and DECADENCE.
Installation Designer for Bendon’s NEXT TO NOTHING, BELLSOUTH PHARAOHS and PRECIOUS LEGACY for the Auckland Museum.
John was awarded a Waitakere City MILLENIUM MEDAL for services to the Community.
Still Life with Chickens. Winding Up. Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Back on the Boards. Blithe Spirit. Shortland Street - The Musical. Six Degrees of Separation. Still Life with Chickens. Red Speedo. Still Life with Chickens. Peer Gynt [recycled]. Polo. Heroes. The Glass Menagerie. Midnight in Moscow. A Shortcut to Happiness. Black Confetti. A Frigate Bird Sings. Mary Stuart. Red. The Importance of Being Earnest. Stepping Out. The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. End of the Rainbow. Doubt. Mum's Choir. Sweet Charity. Equus. Taking Off. The Bach. Caligula. The Bach. Middle Age Spread. The Rocky Horror Show. Waiting for Godot. Noises Off. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. ART. Serial Killers. Into the Woods. Amy's View. Cabaret. The Book Club. Julius Caesar. Honour. Dead Funny. Lovelock's Dream Run.