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

Ambush Bugs

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Jul 30, 2013

Photos of the Ambush Bug... a predatory insect that waits in the pedals of flowers for unsuspecting prey.

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Alias X

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Photos of rock band Alias X.

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Insurance

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Skeptical essays about the insurance industry.

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Skywind

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Photos of Minnesota-based rock band Skywind.

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Golden Retriever Photos

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Photos of my golden retriever Dewey.

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Cringe Photos

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 6, 2013

Photographs of Columbus rock band Cringe, including interviews, live concerts, promo shots and practice photos. This is the largest online collection of Cringe photos.

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Life and Death

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Essays about life, old age and death.

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Custom Counter-Strike Maps

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

This is my collection of custom Counter-Strike 1.6 Maps.

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Olson's Uncouth Cartoons

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Uncouth Cartoons by Shawn Olson. Some of these cartoons may not be suitable for kids less than 13.

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The Brave Journey

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Poems to encourage one from succumbing to despair, to try and find strength to bravely face the future.

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Angry Teapot Level Design Awards

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