John Burns
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STORIES
TOLD
VISUALLY.

 
 
 
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Hi,

I’m an artist living in Kansas. I tell stories through photography, film, and concept art.

I have completed concept art for clients in the film and video game industries, including Gareth Edwards (Rogue One, Godzilla) and Arnold Ayala (Halo, Bioshock 2), among others. I have also directed and worked on several short films, and am always writing big, larger-than-life screenplays.

In the world of photography, I capture portraits, drawing inspiration from photographers such as Annie Liebovitz and Yousuf Karsh. I often book senior, engagement, and family sessions — my goal to deliver the tone and style my client envisions.

If you have work, I would love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out any time via contact@johnburns.design. No matter the job, my principle is always the same — to tell a compelling, visual story that meets my client’s vision.

 
 
 
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“His visual skills are upper level and he is ready to take on even the most complex visual tasks. Whether his medium is film or a canvas, John is a true artist of the highest caliber.”

/  Matthew Nyquist, FILMMAKER & PROFESSOR  /

 
 

EXPERIENCE

 

PROJECTS

WRITER, DIRECTOR
IN DARK (Short), 2019

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, EDITOR
BID DAY VIDEO, 2019
DELTA GAMMA SORORITY

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER
KWEA & KsAWWA Water & Wastewater Joint Conference, 2019

WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
INTO THE MONOLITH (Short), 2019

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, EDITOR
Recruitment VIDEO, 2019
AlPHA PHI SORORITY

CONCEPT ARTIST
Feature film
GARETH EDWARDS, 2018

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
SEEING SCARLET (short), 2018

EMPLOYMENT

FILMMAKER, EDITOR
Motovike FILMS, 2019 - PRESENT

BARISTA
STARBUCKS, 2018 - Present

WRITING TUTOR
WASHBURN UNIVERSITY, 2017 - present

PHOTOJOURNALIST
The Washburn review, 2017 - PRESENT


EDUCATION
B.A. in HISTORY, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY (class of ‘21)
Minor in FILMMAKING, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY (class of ‘21)

AWARDS
First Place, News/Event Photography at Kansas Collegiate Media Con., 2018
Second Place, Feature Photography at Kansas Collegiate Media Con., 2018

 
 

His success can be defined not only through design but through outstanding collaboration and forward thinking. [...] What makes John’s work and artistry valuable was his ability to add flavor and breath new life onto creative ideas.

/  Gabriel Lezama, FILMMAKER  /