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

What are Meta Tags Anyway?

Posted on Aug 12, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Discussion on meta tags, including their legitimate usage, abuse and misunderstanding.

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meta tags, keywords, description, internet, seo, search engine optimization

hdn_sacrelige

Posted on Aug 5, 2007 | Last Updated Sep 18, 2012
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Custom map hdn_sacrelige is now available for testing. This is a custom map for the Hidden:Source Half-Life 2 mod. Beta 4 version.

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Walking Stick Insect

Posted on Aug 1, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011
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Photos and video footage of a Walking Stick (Stick Insect).

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walking stick, stick insect, phasmida, phasmids

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Posted on Jul 31, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
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Photos and video of the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.

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ruby-throated hummingbird, hummingbirds

A Trip Down Hoopty Lane

Posted on Jul 18, 2007 | Last Updated Dec 7, 2014

An American Hoopty adventure to fix a van that turns into a car hater's nightmare.

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car, van, automotive, repair, fix, hoopty

Young Praying Mantis

Posted on Jul 5, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
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Photos of some young praying mantises.

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mantis, insect, tiny

Hayden Olson Born

Posted on Jun 28, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
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Hayden Michael Olson was born on June 28, 2007.

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birthday, son, baby, hayden

May 24, 2007 Newsletter

Posted on May 23, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
John Dalmas and BooksMat Marcum of Bullet JonesFace of Phantom MemoriesRyan Wilder and Ryan Butcher

May 24, 2007 Newsletter with talk about John Dalmas, Golden Retrievers (and panthers), Bullet Jones and Philo.

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May 24, 2007 Newsletter, marcum, butch, dalmas, dewey

Mountain Lion

Posted on Apr 18, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
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Photos and video of the Mountain Lion, also known as the cougar, puma and panther.

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mountain lion, cougar, panther, puma

Greg Oden, Buckeyes and Basketball

Posted on Apr 16, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Commentary on collegiate basketball, American colleges and professional sports.

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sports, college, greg oden, osu, buckeyes
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