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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 and entertainment Industry for nearly twenty years.

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

 

 

Oh, I’m for hire. I blog. And I mentor.

MY BEST PERSONAL WORK

art, music, writing, coding… over 25 projects!

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I ALSO BLOG

I love writing about all kinds of subjects. Gaming, Industry, 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…

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?

A crash-course in getting into video game UI and UX design for absolute beginners

Do you want to get into the game industry as a UI / UX designer? This guide is for you… kinda

The Lighthouse – The difference between homage and theft

The Lighthouse, by Robert Eggers and starring Robert Pattinson and Willam Dafoe has some amazing influences… that it STOLE!

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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.

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