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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 & Blockchain Industry for nearly fifteen years specializing in User Interface and User Experience.

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,  and I make NFT Art Collectables, too.

NEWS. MAY 18th, 2021. If you’re here from Reddit, hello and welcome! There’s a *ton* to do around here, so please take your time. 

● New Art: Arcology. I finally got a bucket-list item off: I made a music album cover! For a month, I had the honor of helping electronic musician Andrew “Zircon” Aversa with his 8th album cover – completely made in 3D… in Virtual Reality (using Google Tilt Brush, a 3D program used entirely in virtual reality)!

● NFT Crypto Art Minted: The New Forge. A brand new collectable of mine has been minted on Opensea: fantasy names! My app, The New Forge, now is on the blockchain and you can now buy rarefied Artisinal fantasy names for cryptocurrency!

● Coming Soon: 1st Worlds. Speaking of which, my 3D worlds made in Google Tilt Brush  will be posted on Mintable – but first I have to get setup there and do some initial transactions. 2 of the 3 initial worlds are done, I just need to touch up my last model. 

MY BEST PERSONAL WORK

over 35 personal projects from over 2 decades of creativity

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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…

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...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

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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.

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...AND I LOVE FANMAIL

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