Hi, I'm a programmer & designer living in Chicago.
I like to simplify things that are over-complicated. I also like to explore parody, absurdity, and anything that helps others be creative.
Previously, I worked in Silicon Valley as a user interface engineer and designer, including 8 years at Netflix.
Right now I'm independent, working on a variety of projects.
I'm a big believer in self-education and intrinsic motivation, which have helped me succeed without a college degree and continue to serve me well in life.
Note: Will Winter is a pseudonym for Joe Lesko.
(Though Will has better posture and nicer teeth.)
All of the games I've made since 2004.
A bundle of 80's-style minigames, like Hogger and Moonwalk Patrol.
A web app for making marching band shows.
A web-based tabletop RPG system with dice, miniatures, etc.
My simplified rules for D&D, 5th Edition.
Home rules (PDF) for simplifying the Nautilus board game.
A fan-made expansion for Talisman, 2nd Edition.
Artwork in colored pencil & ink.
3D block art created in Minecraft.
My redesign of the PHP programming language.
Clever convoluted code.
Make kaleidoscopic graphics with code.
Will Winter's Weekly Whatever