Slide Wing17 The Wingless cover art THE
WINGLESS
THE
WINGLESS
THE
WINGLESS
THE
WINGLESS
THE TALENT SHOWCASE OF JOHN BURNETT

WELCOME TO THE WINGLESS

 

Hello! My name is John “The Wingless” Burnett, an award-winning

ARTIST

DESIGNER

CODER

in the video game and entertainment Industry for nearly twenty years.

This site is a collection of my personal work, experiments, insights and general tom-foolery.

 

 

Oh, and I run a 1-on-1 UI UX Design mentorship program, too.

MY BEST PERSONAL WORK

over 35 personal projects from over 2 decades of creativity

learn video game ui and ux design logo

I ALSO BLOG

I love writing about all kinds of subjects. Gaming, UX Design, Art, Music, Stories… if you like a TED-talk’s worth of insight on some random nonsense, this is your one-stop shop. Here are some of my latest musings…

What Really Happens in a UI UX Design Interview for Video Games

So you’ve applied to a video game company for UI UX Design… great! But what happens if they actually want to move forward?

The 7 Obvious UI UX Design mistakes on your project

Got the beginner’s blues when it comes to UI UX? Here are 7 super common mistakes – put a Band-Aid on it!

Breaking into the video game industry through UI UX Design – FAQ

Have you always wanted to break into the video game industry AND you’ve got a pretty good eye for Graphic Design? Start here!

10 questions a UI UX Design Art Director asks before hiring you (from an Art Director)

Terrified of making a UI UX Design portfolio without any guidance? What if you had the inside track from somebody who’s seen 100s?

How to make the jump from vanilla / corporate UI UX Design to video game UI UX Design

Sick and tired of doing regular corporate UI UX Design? Come over to this side of the mirror and learn game design!

How to learn video game User Interface Art and User Experience Design on your own in the Covid19 age

Trying to switch careers or get into the game industry during a global pandemic?

UX Spacecamp UI UX Design portfolio logo small

...AND I ALSO MENTOR

I run a 1-on-1 mentorship program called The UX Spacecamp that teaches you User Interface Art and User Experience Design for apps and games. Register now and launch your career!

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

I mean, you scrolled this far

Hello, again! My name is John “The Wingless” Burnett, and this is my non-professional portfolio. Basically, all the stuff I do outside of my work as a video game artist.

 

Professionally, I am a 20-year veteran video game User Interface Artist (UI Artist), User Experience Designer (UX Designer) and Art Director. I have been an in-house artist for Midway Games, Electronic Arts, id Software. I have also been the UI / UX Director at Glu Mobile.

 

I’ve worked on everything from two Call of Duty’s to Rage to The Saboteur to all manner of obscura I wouldn’t even know how to describe.

These days I’m more or less an Art Mercenary and have worked with companies like Activision, Microsoft and Google – as well as more Indies and Startups than I can count! I also run a mentorship program that helps people break into the Industry as UI / UX designers.

 

I started this site in early 2000 while I was in college and have been making art, music, acting, writing, photography, coding, design… really everything ever since. Feel free to explore, I’m always expanding and building around here (when I’m not swamped being a video game developer!). Thank you so much for visiting, think about buying me lunch, and I look forward to inspiring you.

learn video game ui and ux design logo

...AND I LOVE FANMAIL

Really, drop me a line and let me know what you think about the place. Gushing love-letters only, please.