- Game Writer & Digital Artist -

About Me

Video Games: Writer, Artist
& Content Creator


Ron
Burgess

My name is Ron, I’m a freelance writer and digital artist who specializes in video game narrative design, theory and journalism. Having graduated with first-class degrees, both Honours & Masters in games design, I’m now a full-time freelancer, set on improving my skills and exploring my passion for video games.

Growing up in North-East England, I’ve been a fan of video games since I was young. Often only emerging from my quiet corner when my Gameboy required some new AA batteries. (Yes, I could feel myself dying as I wrote that sentence.) Tackling education with an avid interest in creative subjects, as well as those classes which analyse them: I’ve actively looked to expand my artistic understanding. Subjects including film, graphics, media and games design simultaneously fed my desire to create and my wish to understand how storytelling works. 

Freelance writing and art has offered me an incredible work-life balance. I’m excited to travel and enjoy new things alongside challenging myself with every project. Experience wise I’ve enjoyed making games throughout university as well as content creation and teaching once I graduated. I’m currently looking to apply myself towards creating new content, writing articles, and exciting career opportunities. If you are looking for someone who is dedicated, friendly and excited to challenge themselves – you’ve come to the right place.

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My

Approach

Coming Soon - Youtube - Articles - Twitch

As a content creator, I am looking to constantly explore and advance my various skills from article writing and essay analysis to digital art or asset creation. To challenge myself, I am excited to branch out into different themes and styles – regardless of the format – I’m hoping to keep my work focused on fun and engaging discussions.

Initially my work will focus on articles here, alongside Youtube videos, but I am excited to get into streaming and podcasts once the initial set up is done! Overall, I am hoping that my work comes across as interesting, informed and fun. Games should always inspire enjoyment, learning about them should be no different! 

Digital Art Experience : Asset artist, concept art, self motivated projects. First class design MA & BA. Proficient in Photoshop, Sketchbook and other programmes. 

Writing Experience : Articles and website building, detailed essay writing, constantly growing blog, teaching experience. Freelance essay proof-reading. 

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My

Content

Reviews - Essays - Lore breakdowns

Reviews & Articles : Looking at new releases across the gaming platforms, from Playstation to Pc and everything in between!  

Retrospectives : Looking back on landmark titles that changed the industry forever, and those games that make you ask ‘would you rather have a lifetime of regret, or an afternoon of mild disappointment?’

Essays : For those looking for more formal, detailed and focused breakdowns – I’ll be making my essays available to reading. These will take a more academic approach to video games. Did someone say game theory and wordcounts?

Digital Art : After a short break I’m back to pushing myself artistically. My Instagram will show most of my digital artwork outside of my portfolio. Looking to create everything from freelance Photoshop work to game assets or sketching for fun! 

Programme Experience: Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Sketchbook, Maya, Unreal Engine 4, Microsoft Office, WordPress, Trello, Camtasia 2021

-Youtube channel coming soon-

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