Shawn Olson Creative Arts
Art, Poetry, Photography, Writing and 3D
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, game development, 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. I now also work on USD workflows and capabilities in 3ds Max and Maya at Autodesk. All opinions here are my own.
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
- 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.
Fly in the Sky
Photos of bee flies, scorpion flies and other odd flies.
Spiders in Pursuit of Prey
Photos of spiders stalking, hunting and eating prey.
Photos of the Grapevine Beetle, a large orange beetle with black dots on its wings.
Photos of large fishing spiders that hunt on the surface of ponds and creeks.
The Daddy Long Legs (Harvestman) Myth
Photos of the Harvestman, also known as the Daddy Long Legs Spider. This creature is not a spider and is not venomous.
Ambitions and Weekends
Essay on being self-aware and realizing that the human psyche has some hardwired contradictions and paradoxes.
Google's Dewey Update
Some thoughts on the latest upheaval to the search engine world and the so-called Dewey Update.
A cartoon depicting a couple fishermen discussing the marvels of modern technology and nuclear fission.
Photos of Little Hayden
Baby photos of Hayden Olson. Shots with Dewey, at the Air Force Museum and his first Christmas.
Amazing Challenge V
The fifth maze in the amazing challenge series.