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

The Cringe Phenomenon

Posted on Jul 4, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011
Tom ClineRyan WilderCorbin CringeJoe ViersMat MarcumCringe PracticeMat Marcum

Interview with Cringe that appeared in Now It's Dark Magazine.

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cringe phenomenon, interview, practice photos, local music, rock band

Cringe at the Tavern

Posted on Jun 22, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011
Tom and CorbinTom ClineCorbin CringeMat MarcumTom Cline TavernMat MarcumRyan WilderMat Marcum

Cringe played at the Tavern at the Mill in Lancaster on June 21, 2003.

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cringe rock band, columbus local music, tavern at the mill, lancaster, one

The Sweeper that Sucks

Posted on Jun 18, 2003 | Last Updated Dec 7, 2014

What happens when someone tried to sell a sweeper to a tightwad asshole for $1600.

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kirby sale, sweeper sales pitch, charlatans

In the Mind

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

Essays and personal accounts about the clash of reason and superstition.

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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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ambush bug, toc

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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