WELCOME TO THE WINGLESS

THE TALENT SHOWCASE OF UX DESIGNER JOHN BURNETT

Hello! My name is John “The Wingless” Burnett, a professional video game developer for over fifteen years. I am a User Interface Designer (UX Designer) and User Interface Artist (UI Artist) for hire, sometimes Art Director and even less frequently, Creative Director.

 

But outside of work, I am an Artist, Designer, Coder, Painter, Photographer, Calligrapher, Musician, Songwriter, Actor, Writer, Mentor and Influencer… and I love making all kinds of wild and wonderful projects.

 

Below are all the cool personal projects I’ve made over the past 20(!) years since I started this site. If you like what you see, do consider clicking on my Patreon, and I hope you enjoy your stay!

SOME OF MY BEST WORK

or so they all tell me

BLOG

I have a lot to say about stuff, and here is where I collect my thoughts.

How to play the original 1993 Doom in Virtual Reality & play the most immersive mods & maps

You can run the 1993 Doom in Virtual Reality! Here are 4 easy steps and a ton of maps to get started!

How I got into the video game industry – or – the shortest story ever told

Want to know how I got my big-break into the Game’s Industry? The story is so not what you expect…

Did… did that do anything for you?

VIDEO GAME UX DESIGN MENTORSHIP

I made it into the video game industry, and so can you!

Are you thinking about getting into video game design? Well then, oh prospective new designer and / or beautiful person ready to make a career switch, I am here to help? Would you like to learn from a UX Design Industry professional for over 15 years who has worked with companies like Electronic Arts, id Software and Microsoft?

 

I’m expanding into Mentorships for User Experience Designers (UX Designers) and User Interface Artists (UI Artists) to give you the absolute best shot of getting your foot in the door and being a part of this unbelievably creative world. I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else.

 

Interested in starting your career in the game’s industry off on the right foot? I want to hear from you, contact me on the form below if you are interested in anything from UX Design bootcamps specifically for video games, to blog entries that target topics like, “UI design in Unity for absolute beginners”. We want to tailor our live 1-1 classes and archival videos & pdfs to your needs.

 

So we need to hear from you! Contact us and let us know if you want to begin a 1 on 1 mentorship in UX and UI design for video games! More information coming as we hammer out scheduling and video game outreach / placement programs.

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

I mean, you scrolled this far

Hello, again! My name is John “The Wingless” Burnett, and this is my talent showcase (think non-professional portfolio). Professionally, I am a User Interface Artist (UI Artist) and User Experience Designer (UX Designer) in the entertainment and video game industry. 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. These days I run my own firm and have worked with companies like Activision, Microsoft and Google – as well as more Indies and Startups than I can count!

 

I started this site in early 2000 while I was in college and have been learning and building ever since. My skill sets over the years have grown into an eclectic assemblage. Art, music, acting, writing, photography, coding, design… it really is an incredible time to be a Renaissance person because I can share these works with you.

 

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, and I look forward to inspiring you.

GET IN TOUCH WITH ME

I love hearing from you. No really, I save fanmail

I absolutely love receiving mail from you and hearing what you think about, well, any of this! Drop me a line for questions, comments or just to fanboy/girl out. And now for the particulars:

 

For general matters, I try to read everything I am given. Although you might not hear back from me, I always enjoy hearing your feedback. This includes projects you’d like to see more of, or errors & improvements to the UX Design and the like.

 

For business inquiries or affiliate programs, please mention so in the subject line. For Guest Blog entries, or to request a Blog entry, include exclusivity clearly in the email. Any requests for UX Designer consultation, bear in mind I am in a central time zone.