Hello, World.
My name is Burton.


I'm a Maker

And I enjoy blurring the lines between emerging technologies, image making, art, and design.

Hello, world. My name is Burton Rast — assumed name, mister misterburton logo burton — and I'm an artist and designer living in San Francisco, California.

I have explored and enjoyed a range of disciplines throughout my 20+ year career, from creative direction, visual design, and motion graphics, to filmmaking, creative coding, and photography.

I've served in the startup and agency worlds, spent seven years at IDEO as a Principal Designer and Project Lead, and another five at Google as a UX Design Lead.

Wednesday Addams is my everyday vibe
Photo by Elle Luna

I make unintentionally moody images you can find on both the centralized and independent web, and I lecture at conferences, universities, and industry events — both stateside and abroad — to connect with, and be inspired by, artists, designers, and creative types of all stripes, the world over.

Perhaps worth noting, this site is mirrored on the emoji domain, 🤘.ws, is also viewable at misterburton.com, if emoji domains aren't your thing. 😉

Read my story, or check out some of my work.