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, 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 3ds Max for 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
  • 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

Liquid 6teen Art

Posted on Nov 28, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011
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Graphics I designed for the rock band Liquid 6teen.

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liquid 6teen art, website graphics, shawn olson, computer design

The root of educational failure

Posted on Nov 17, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

The reason public education suffers is because the primary participants (students and parents), do not share a love for learning.

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why schools fail, educational problems, education, curriculum

The loving neighborhood – For Residents Only

Posted on Nov 5, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011
For Residents OnlyKeep Out

Communites want to stop teenage crime, but continue to take away legitimate outlets for youthful activities.

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The loving neighborhood – For Residents Only - social problems, urban decay, children and society, sports, athletic outlets

Columbus Messenger, Me and Unprofessional

Posted on Oct 29, 2003 | Last Updated Jan 4, 2012

The Columbus Messenger Newspapers and why I don't work there anymore.

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columbus messenger newspapers, westside messenger, john matuszak, poor management, unprofessional administration, community paper

Lady Beetles

Posted on Oct 15, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

Lady Beetles didn't swarm us this year, but next year they might!

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lady beetles, ladybugs, malasian multicolored lady beetle, malb, carnivorous insects, insect photos, adult corn root worm

Do Not Call - Seriously

Posted on Oct 8, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

When the Do Not Call registry went into effect, telemarketing should have listened.

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do not call registry, telemarketer, telemarketing, free speech

Bookworms

Posted on Oct 1, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011
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A bookworm is about to get sick when a competitor wrongly plants a book by Rush Limbaugh.

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bookworms cartoon, rush limbaugh

Reading Problems

Posted on Sep 14, 2003 | Last Updated Aug 16, 2013

Common reading problems.

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reading problems

Why I believe in free will

Posted on Sep 1, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Why a skeptic believes in free will.

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free will, metaphysics, belief

Cringe - Cringefest 2003

Posted on Aug 24, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011
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Cringe headlined the first annual Cringefest on August 23, 2003.

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