Shawn Olson Creative Arts

Art, Poetry, Photography, Writing and 3D

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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

A World at War

Posted on Mar 1, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Thoughts on the American War in Iraq.

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war iraq, world politics

Reviewing the Slate

Posted on Feb 26, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Review of Steven Pinker's book The Blank Slate and the common notion that we are all born without predispositions.

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blank slate, human nature, steven pinker, cultural relativism, feminism, brain, psychology

Bald Eagles - Columbus Zoo

Posted on Feb 20, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011
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Photos of nesting bald eagles at the Columbus Zoo.

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bald eagles, columbus zoo, birds of prey

Snakes - Columbus Zoo

Posted on Feb 20, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011
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Photos of snakes at the Columbus Zoo.

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snakes, snake photos, columbus zoo, reptiles

Super Bowl Sunday

Posted on Feb 1, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Everyone knows that commercials are the best part of Super Bowl Sunday.

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super bowl sunday, commercials, cartoon

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Posted on Jan 22, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is the most powerful, cost-effective imaging bundle for the professional designer.

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coreldraw graphics suite, corel, photo-paint, imaging software, image editing, layout, design, graphics

Undersea

Posted on Jan 18, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011
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Undersea painting composed in Corel PHOTO-PAINT. Image depicting a shark basking in sunlight.

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undersea, shark, painting, computer art, corel photopaint, shark, ocean

Moonlit Travel

Posted on Jan 10, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011
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A painting of a moonlit countryside painted with Corel PHOTO-PAINT 11.

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moonlit travel, computer art, corel photopaint

Altering CSS Class Attributes with JavaScript

Posted on Jan 8, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

A useful JavaScript to instantly change the style values of a CSS class property.

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alter css class attribute javascript, dynamic html, dhtml, change style on-the-fly

Fertile Ground

Posted on Jan 5, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

Mabi Ponce de Leon's artistic representation of motherhood, fertility and life displayed at the Ohio Art League Gallery.

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mabi ponce de leon, fertile ground, mixed media art display, ohio art league
Angry Teapot Level Design Awards

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