ABOUT THE WINGLESS

INSPIRING AND ENTERTAINING THE DESIGN WORLD SINCE 2000

 

 

Thank you for visiting TheWingless.Com, my personal talent showcase!  My name is John Burnett, videogame Art Director and award-winning UI UX Designer of some 20 years in the Industry. I also run my own international UI Design mentorship program that teaches Designers how to break into the videogame Industry as a UI Artist. I started this site way back in 2000(!) and have been seeding it with art, music, writing and coding for decades ever since. TheWingless.com attracts artisans and dreamers from all over the globe, and I’m thrilled to count you among them.

ABOUT ME

My name is John Burnett, an award-winning UI artist, UX Designer and Art Director in the videogame industry for nearly 20 years. I’ve been an Art Director at Glu Mobile and Polyient Games, worked as an in-house artist with AAA studios like Midway Games, Electronic Arts and id Software – and I’ve freelanced with Activision, Microsoft, King, and more indies and startups than I can count. I have no idea how you can be certified as a Renaissance man or a Polymath, but I like to think I fit the bill by being reasonably talented in Art, Music, Acting, Writing, & Invention. I live in beautiful Chicago with my equally beautiful family, though I’ve lived in nearly every corner pocket of the States for work in The Industry. 

ABOUT THE SITE

TheWingless.com has been running since 2000, serving as a creative personal talent showcase.  I’ve been producing pioneering works of digital art since the days of Flash and Corel Draw. For the past 20 years, I’ve built this site upon a legacy of creative excellence and expression; a gallery of art, music, writing, invention and innovation. Flash forward to 2020’s pandemic Lockdown, and I’ve added a sizeable UI UX Design knowledge base that is impossible to find anywhere else on the internet. All blogs, guides and crash-courses are designed from the ground-up for game design hopefuls, professionals making the jump, and anyone feverishly curious about Design and Creativity.

NICE THINGS PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT ME

While he has a wealth of technical knowledge, John is the furthest thing from a stuffy academic. He is brimming with enthusiasm for the work and for his mentees. He knows how to both nuture and challenge artists. He is a great mentor who anyone would be lucky to work with and learn from. 

-Dave P., Mentee

I would recommend John’s mentorship without hesitation! I made more progress in a couple of months than I thought was possible, and had a great time in the process. John is really invested in meeting you where you are and pushing you to reach the next level. If you want to build the skills to get into videogame UI/UX, there’s no better teacher.

– Ajai R., Mentee

Just wanted to let you know you have some really great looking work.  I found your site from a random comment on a video and next thing you know I am here.  Anyway, just letting you know you have some fantastic talent, not sure what you did for Id but I am sure I have seen it. Great site and have a nice day

-Random Email

John is hands down the best mentor I’ve ever had the pleasure of learning from. From his expertise in game design and UX to his amazing and upbeat demeanor and personality, he made every video call a wonderful and enthusiastic place to learn. He gives you credit for what you’re good at, but will also tell you where you need to improve, and will help you do so. If you want to break into the video game UX industry I would recommend no other.

-Kaitlan R., Mentee

John Burnett has amazing expertise and knowledge about UX design, especially in the gaming industry. He helped me jumpstart into UX design and his critiques definitely helped me out. I cannot recommend Burnett enough as he was an amazing mentor. If you are having trouble getting started in UX design and need direction, John Burnett is the one to go towards.

– Devin W., Mentee

John is an incredible mentor. He makes UI Design more interesting than what it already is. He explains the “whats” and “whys” of bad and good design so seamlessly which provokes me to learn more. I definitely recommend him, future mentees won’t miss out!

-Janin P., Mentee

Hey, real quick – let’s talk Sponsorship opportunities

(this is the boring stuff for interested parties only, so I won’t mind if you check something else out)

CONNECT PERSONALLY & GLOBALLY

PROMOTE DIRECTLY TO ULTRA-RARE TALENT FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE

5k Sessions This Month

12 min. average read time

Top 5 Google Results

Job-seeking Audience

ADVERTISE ON ONE-OF-A-KIND CONTENT

Yes, I am available to Guest Blog on your website to massively drive up organic traffic! TheWingless.com attracts visitors from all walks of creative life thanks to my game UI UX design courses and blogs. The UI/UX Design educational content here is some of the best of its kind in the world, rich with SEO words and linkable content. Leverage your messaging by sidestepping expensive Google Adwords like UI and UX and going right to the source.

ACTIVE JOB-SEEKING AUDIENCE

The overwhelming majority of my visitors are active job-seekers in the design, videogame and app world. Some are furlonged, others are fresh from school, still more are wanting to make the leap. No matter what their background, they are here to read, learn, and apply their knowledge on the job. That means a captive audience that would be overjoyed to hear your job-related message. After all, they are here to learn and be inspired!

AGGRESIVE GOOGLE SEO DEVELOPMENT

Every blog, crash-course and guide has been written from the ground-up with Google SEO in mind. Intense market research has gone into every blog, from the titles to the keyword longtails to the subject matter. Your investment is always gaining traction on social channels and rising like a rocket in Google’s TOP listings (of which we are in Google’s Top 5 for the terms Game UI Course and Game UX Course!)

MINORITY OWNED AND INNOVATED

As one of the few, perhaps only African American UI/UX Designers in the game Industry, I take enormous personal pride in representing a standard of excellence, innovation, and inspiration. Sponsoring me sends a bold message about the future of digital design, tech development, and our place in one the world’s stage. Here, every piece of art, music, writing, photography or coding is done with love, dignity and honor.

VITALS

5k sessions this month

~12 min reading time

Top 5 Google Search Pages

12 UI UX Related Guides

Promoted socially

Built for SEO


31% North American

20% European

10% South American

8% Indian

80% English Speakers

65% Female 35% Male

70% 18-35 year-olds


~800 Twitter followers

~4k Karma on Reddit (~4 Awards per post)

500+ LinkedIn Connections

10 Medium Articles

Dozens of Art Blockchain NFTs

 

Pick How Many Blogs You Would Like to Sponsor. The more blogs you snag, the greater the discount. And absolutely, you can buy the whole enchilada and sponsor every blog; talk to me about Special Orders below.

 

Pick the specific Blogs you would like to Sponsor. Each Blog is beautifully designed and expertly written with SEO-rich, ultra-niche content. Each Blog is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Use the catalog below to see if a Blog is unavailable, and for how long.

 

Add Your Special Toppings! Advertise on ultra-high traffic areas of the site like my private Mentorship page. Don’t have the bandwidth for a campaign or want something special? I can build your Ad for you, too!

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HERE IS AN EXAMPLE AD

STARMAN STUDIOS, A BRAND NEW STUDIO IN THE UK, IS ON THE HUNT FOR A UI ARTIST TO JOIN THEIR ALLSTAR TEAM!

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Come work for UK-based Starman Studios as a UI Artist and create something amazing. Generous relocation packages and remote options available. Role starts at $80k. Apply now through our special portal!

Your ad will be placed underneath the blog Introduction in a silver display, exactly like the example above! Clicking on the image or the button will take you to a link in a new window. Each Advert includes:

  • a Title (100 character max)
  • a Body Copy (200 character max)
  • a call to action button (25 character max)
  • A color theme (hexadecimal)

Technical Specifications: 16:9 jpgs only. 1mb size limit.

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Reuse your marketing material and use your social OG images

Maximize your ad with Copy inside your imagery

Responsive design ensures your Ad works for all visitors

Adjust your Ad’s Copy to match the content of the blog!

All payments are made directly to me through Paypal

You can order more than 1 month, up to 6 consecutive months in advance

All Blogs are one a first-come, first-serve basis

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STEP 1: PICK THE NUMBER OF BLOGS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR

(Special order? Let’s talk)

ONE BLOG SPONSORSHIP

$199.99/mo

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TWO BLOG SPONSORSHIP

$299.99/mo

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FIVE BLOG SPONSORSHIP

$599.99/mo

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STEP 2: SELECT THE SPECIFIC BLOGS YOU'D LOVE TO SPONSOR

(it’s a pretty big list, best viewed on Desktop)

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10 EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR INVENTORY SCREEN

Tips to improve one of the most complicated screens in any game.


Ultra-Niche topic

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GOOGLE’S 15 MOST ASKED VIDEOGAME UX UI DESIGN QUESTIONS, ANSWERED

Google’s most popular SEO longtail Design questions, answered in one place.


SEO keyword rich

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HOW DO YOU MAKE A VIDEOGAME WIREFRAME?

A primer into a vital game design tool & process that EVERY studio requires!


Industry Standard Reference

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10 WAYS TO PRACTICE GAME UI DESIGN ON YOUR OWN

Perfect for students making portfolio pieces from scratch


Popular Topic for Job Seekers

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A CRASH-COURSE IN VIDEO GAME UI ART & UX DESIGN FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS, PART1

Created after the wild SEO popularity of the original ‘Beginner” blog.


Designed for SEO

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7 OBVIOUS BEGINNER MISTAKES IN YOUR VIDEO GAME HUD

A primer for the most crucial part of any indie or AAA game.


5 minute avg. minimum read time!

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13 RED, YELLOW & GREEN FLAGS WHEN INTERVIEWING

In-depth career coaching for a nerve-wracking part of the process


Popular Topic

Questions an Art Director would ask about your Portfolio

THE 10 QUESTIONS AN ART DIRECTOR ASKS WHEN LOOKING AT YOUR WORK

Portfolio preparation from the viewpoint of the company’s decision-maker!


Popular Topic

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WHAT REALLY HAPPENS IN A UI UX INTERVIEW FOR GAMES

Insider information about the entire interview process from start to finish.


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THE 7 OBVIOUS UI UX DESIGN MISTAKES ON YOUR PROJECT

Broad Design primer for games, apps and graphic design.


Popular Topic

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BREAKING INTO THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY THROUGH UI UX DESIGN

A broad primer for people jumping industries into game design.


Designed for SEO

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HOW TO MAKE THE JUMP FROM CORPORATE UX DESIGN TO GAME UI DESIGN

Specifically targeting people making the daring jump in careers and seeking guidance.


Popular Topic

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STEP 3: SELECT YOUR EXTRA TOPPINGS!

(you can snag ultra high-traffic pages!)

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70% Most visited Page! The highest trafficked page and the focus of nearly all my advertising efforts. High SEO, expensive longtail keywords, and beautifully designed for desktop & mobile.

MY PROJECTS MAIN PAGE

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Gateway to all my Polymath projects that range from art, music, writing, photography to coding and design. A treasure trove of nearly 20 years worth of digital design and innovation.

THEWINGLESS LANDING PAGE

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The second most-trafficked area of the site, the main landing page captivates with its striking introduction, seducing users to explore more of the site’s vast trove of creativity and education.

CUSTOM AD CAMPAIGN

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Want to do something way above and beyond? You know… I’m something of a Designer myself – and I’ll work with you to design something spectacular!

LET'S WORK TOGETHER!

Whoo boy, I’d love it if you’d consider sponsoring a Blog post, or discussing any other endeavor we can design together to make your message reach the very best people in the very best ways. Come talk to me and let’s play matchmaker!

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