I have a BA in Studio Art, and have been doing freelance graphic design in the board, card and rpg industries for about 20 years. I would consider those creative. (My primary job is graphic production which isn’t really creative, but does require some problem solving skills.) I used to design small rpgs (nothing published) before switching to board game design.
As for reading stories, when my son was little, he really liked these Spongebob books, but reading the same book each night got really boring to me. Luckily, he didn’t notice when I would skip a few pages, and read and abbreviated version of the story. 🙂