Shawn Olson Creative Arts

Art, Poetry, Photography, Writing and 3D

Faith and Dad on Couch
Fishing Spider
Dad shows Hayden thumb trick.

Greetings Earthling. Welcome to my creative portal. My name is Shawn Olson. I'm a creative jack-of-all trades who has years of experience in 3ds Max, web development, journalism, photography, graphics and parenting. You may know me as a technical artist for Black Mesa or as the developer of Wall Worm if you came here as a game developer.

If you need help with any of these things, then I'm your guy:

  • Problem Solving
  • 3D Environments
  • 3D Assets
  • 3ds Max pipelines
  • Game Design
  • Documentation
  • Journalistic Coverage
  • Application Education
  • Web Application Development

If you must know more about me, feel free to read A Short Biography. But more importantly, enjoy the various photos, poems, editorials and scripts across the site.

I always enjoy feedback from visitors. Feel free to send me an email with any comments, ideas, praise, criticism or corrections. Of course you can always interact with me on the Wall Worm forums or other 3D forums where I haunt.

Latest Articles

Turn Away

Posted on Jun 20, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Poem on keeping an eye on the good things in life in bad times.

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A gift to our idol

Posted on Jun 20, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

A poem on the feeling of angry pride.

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The Answers You Seek

Posted on Jun 20, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

A poem on confusion.

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Assassin Bug

Posted on Jun 20, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011
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An assassin bug I photographed in Central Pennsylvania.

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The Black Curse has Arrived

Posted on Jun 13, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

The Black Curse board game has now been converted to an online JavaScript-driven web game.

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What to Believe

Posted on Jun 6, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

A statement on how I approach Belief.

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Periodical Cicadas

Posted on May 22, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011
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Photos of the periodical cicada also known as the seventeen year locust. Taken in May of 2004.

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Killdeer

Posted on Apr 4, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011
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Photos of adult killdeer attempting to draw danger from her nest.

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Liquid 6teen Promo Shoot

Posted on Apr 3, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011
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Promo pictures of rock band Liquid 6teen.

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Amazing Challenge IV

Posted on Mar 6, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Fourth maze the the Amazing Challenge.

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Angry Teapot Level Design Awards

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