Shawn Olson Creative Arts

Art, Poetry, Photography, Writing and 3D

golden retriever
Fishing Spider

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

My Schooling

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

Essays and personal accounts about my education.

Read More

Wild Cats

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

Photos, videos and links related to large wild cats.

Read More

Pursuing Happiness

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

Essays relating to the topic of happiness.

Read More

too far behind

Posted on May 27, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on staying focused on goals, keeping high standards and avoiding drift.

Read More

goals, value, poem, poetry

John Hart Dies at 69

Posted on May 19, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Former Prairie Township Trustee John Hart died on May 14, 2003.

Read More

john hart, john w. hart, prairie township trustee dies, her realtor

A lesson in flight

Posted on May 13, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

The kids and I take a crash course in flying paper airplanes--with the Ultimate Paper Airplane.

Read More

paper airplanes, kline-fogleman airframes, ethan olson, christian pugh, aly

Monster of Despair

Posted on May 5, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem by Shawn Olson on keeping life in perspective in rough times.

Read More

fighting, despair, personal loss, poem, poetry

The most important things

Posted on Apr 27, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Putting human struggles and value into perspective.

Read More

donna olson. stroke, illness, hope fatalism

Statues Go Away

Posted on Apr 15, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem on the march of time. Things can change even if they seem eternal.

Read More

statues, time, erosion, temporal world, poetry

The Sunset and Spirits

Posted on Apr 2, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A trip to a mountain top turns into a flight of irrational terror.

Read More

north dakota sunset, spirits, fear, irrational fear, panic, ghosts, horror,
Angry Teapot Level Design Awards

Newsletter Subscription