Lynette Eklund has been in the creature effect industry since right after she received her degree in fashion design. Though one might not think her degree has anything to do with her career, her skills in patterning, fabrication, and designing, along with an awareness of materials, and the practicalities of anatomy and comfort have helped her create everything from stop-motion miniatures to full-size dinosaurs.

With over 50 IMDb television and film credits to her name, she has contributed to Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, Beetlejuice, Species I & II, the Emmy Award winning miniseries The Stand, and Oscar-nominated The Lost World: Jurassic Park, among others, while working with the likes of Ben Kingsley, Jeff Goldblum, Gore Verbinski and Stephen Spielberg.

Lynette’s skills have also been used for protoyping toys like Teddy Ruxpin and Grubby; on commercials for McDonalds, Duracell, and Budweiser, among others; and at Tokyo Disneyland, Epcot, Universal Studios and several other amusement parks around the world. She also, takes on private commission projects for con-goers, and paints limited-edition collectables for Disney sculptor Terri Hardin.