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 Without Pain

Posted on Sep 2, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay in reaction to the New Orleans disaster following hurricane Katrina.

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The Tale of a Stubborn Horse

Posted on Aug 31, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
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Some photos of a stubborn horse being trained.

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Privacy Policy: Another Look

Posted on Aug 22, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay on our right to privacy and government spying.

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Evening and Morning

Posted on Aug 21, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
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Two scenic paintings of dusk and dawn by Don Olson.

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Canon 10D Err 99

Posted on Aug 21, 2005 | Last Updated Aug 16, 2013

Article regarding the infamous Err 99 in the Canon 10D digital SLR.

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Creative Arts

Posted on Jul 31, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Essay on creative arts and the true value of art and creativity.

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Scams to make you feel cool

Posted on Jul 15, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Scams I almost fell for... and Manchester Who's Who

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Settlers of Catan

Posted on Jul 14, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Settlers of Catan board game is a popular favorite among gamers.

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Posted on Jul 14, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
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Computer art called Inversion composed in Corel PhotoPaint using photos of dandelions.

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Mantidfly Photos

Posted on Jul 6, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
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Photos of a mantidfly, a predatory insect related to lacewings. The insect is easily confused with the praying mantis. It is a mantis mimmick.

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