Shawn Olson Creative Arts
Art, Poetry, Photography, Writing and 3D
Welcome to Shawn Olson Creative Arts, a diverse website devoted to arts and creativity. My interests and skills are wide ranging, spanning from years as a professional photojournalist and web developer to a lifetime of creative free-thinking.
Throughout these pages you can lose yourself in thousands of photos, artwork, poems, essays, reports, games and more. You'll find essays exploring philosophy and education; critiques of modern fads, media and commercialism; tutorials on web programming, graphic design and photography.
Please take some time to browse my site. I have been working on it diligently since the beginning of this millennium. I authored most of the work on this site. However, I do keep bylines attached to articles as there are some pages authored by some of my talented friends and family. When I first launched this site I envisioned it to be a community site; after dozens of people were on it I realized that I shouldn't make a community site attached to my name—which is why I launched the Artistic Network – A global directory of artists and art.
My professional life has led me to the development of Webonizer, a content management system that runs most of the large sites I oversee. Webonizer is the backbone of this site, the Artistic Network and many more sites that produce a lot of content. If you are interested in running a website using Webonizer or simply need a website, please feel free to contact Master Web Designers.
Use some of the links below to get a tour of me and my work.
You can find other areas by using the navigation menu at the top of every page or by using the search utility.
I always enjoy feedback from visitors. Feel free to send me an email with any comments, ideas, praise, criticism or corrections.
Editorial discussing the notion that the time of the desktop is over. I argue that the advent of smart phones, tablets and mobile devices do not preclude the value of the desktop.
Steps on making a tileable texture from a photo inside 3ds Max. Includes step-by-step instructions along with a video tutorial.
My Adventure with Onkel Sven.
I traveled to Missoula, Montana with John Dalmas to participate in MisCon 25. I met several interesting characters including William Warren Jr, James Burk, Jim Glass and others.