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  • Lynne Honstain


    Maple Valley, WA

Greetings and welcome to my portfolio! Over the last several years I have worked in a variety of design arenas including Process Development, Visual and Interaction Design (UX), Industrial Design (HCD), Technical Design, Fabrication, Graphic Design and Illustration. Skill diversity, critical thinking and continual self education creates good design. Be it technical in nature, aesthetic or both; I love any project that challenges my technical brain and creativity to design more innovative products and experiences that support the end user. Experience Overview Two years of experience in designing and streamlining business processes Three years of experience in product design Two years of experience in UX and UI for .net applications Over ten years of experience in graphic design and illustration Expert level skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (Adobe Creative Suite) Highly skilled in user research, concept iteration and process mapping

Work Samples

  • Process Development | UX

  • Industrial Design | Aerospace

  • Graphic Design | Business Assets

Work History

  • Designer, Freelance/Contract

    • Honstain Design
    • Federal Way, WA
    • May 2015 - Present (2 years 7 months)

    For the last year and a half I have been working in a volunteer capacity as a web and print media designer for an organization focused on helping women/men escape domestic abuse. I have also taken on a variety of other freelance design projects and started my own personal side charity, that design and builds doll houses for children in need.

    • Web design/asset design
    • Graphic design/print media
    • Content editing
    • Toy design/production
    • 3D design/3D printing
    • Model making/production

    Programs/Equipment: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, 3DS Max, 3D printer, rapid prototyping, wood shop

  • Lead Visual & Interaction Designer (UX/UI)

    • Continuant
    • Fife, WA
    • Jul 2013 - May 2015 (1 year 10 months)

    At Continuant I utilized my communication, process mapping and design skills to research company needs and successfully develop and implement new streamlined computing processes and programs that increased overall productivity and accuracy across multiple and varied departments.

    • User experience and interaction design for internal .net applications
    • Visual design
    • Contextual inquiry, user research and process mapping/storyboarding
    • Concept presentation
    • Ideation, sketching, high fidelity mockups and rapid prototyping
    • Design direction and management
    • Agile/Scrum environment
    • Employee training
    • Basic HTML and CSS

    Programs: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, PowerPoint and Visio

  • Multi-Dimensional Designer, Freelance/Contract,

    • Honstain Design
    • Federal Way, WA
    • Mar 2011 - Jul 2013 (2 years 4 months)

    As a freelance designer I worked with several different types of media. Each project came with its own unique set of processes and restrictions as well as its own audience that I had to accommodate and adapt to. In this type of role, I had to be flexible in response to the changes that were often thrown at me. To keep up with the demands of each project, I needed to regularly improve and adopt new skills.

    • Graphic design and illustration
    • Sign design
    • 3-D modeling/printing and prototyping
    • 3D/2D animation / infographics
    • Logo design and company branding
    • Conceptualization/ideation including: rapid sketching, storyboarding, wire framing and mockups
    • Concept art for gaming characters and environments
    • Web development
    • Signage design and construction
    • Content editing
    • Digital photography and photo editing
    • Research and development

    Programs/Equipment: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Rhino, Maya, PowerPoint, Dreamweaver, Wacom Tablet, woodworking tools, 3D Printer and rapid prototyping

  • Marketing Director and Webmaster

    • International Children's Network
    • Kent, WA
    • Apr 2009 - Mar 2011 (1 year 11 months)

    ICN is a small nonprofit that provides funding for child education in third world countries. I was often presented with spur of the moment changes to schedules and advertising opportunities. I had to think on my feet and often with limited financing. This has instilled in me an ‘out of the box’ way of thinking that has stayed with me throughout the years and in all aspects of my life.

    • Web development/UX design
    • Graphic design/illustration
    • Company branding/marketing
    • Digital photography and photo editing
    • Stage set design and construction

    Programs: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Rhino, Dreamweaver

  • Technical Designer

    • Teague
    • Everett, WA
    • Jul 2006 - Apr 2009 (2 years 9 months)

    At Teague I worked on several teams as well as independently to complete the visions of our clients. My goal was to provide the customer with a good design that, whenever possible, exceeded expectations for ease of use and budget.

    • Product design and HCD
    • 3-D modeling
    • High-low definition prototypes
    • User research and usability testing
    • Technical drawings
    • Project management
    • Fabrication and material procurement and documentation
    Programs: Solidworks, Rhino, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, composite, plastic, metalworking and woodworking tools

  • Publications Assistant / Custom Painter

    • Express Station Model Trains - Kent, WA
    • Tukwila, WA
    • Jul 1994 - Apr 2004 (9 years 9 months)

    • Illustration and Page Format
    • Digital Photography and Editing
    • Custom Paint / Decaling, Scale Models
    • Customer Service
    • Model design/construction
    • Custom painting/decaling
    • Color mixing/matching
    • Masking/taping

    Programs: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker, Acrobat and Microsoft Office, Airbrush and general model making tools

  • Graphic Designer / Production Assistant

    • Nichols Design Innovative Signs / J&J Signs / Signs Now
    • Jun 1999 - Apr 2003 (3 years 10 months)

    • Graphic design / icon design
    • Illustration
    • Material procurement
    • Job assessment and customer quotes
    • Sign assembly and structure design
    • Customer service

    Programs/Equipment: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Coreldraw, Signpro, vinyl cutter/plotter and wood working tools

  • Painter / Color Mixing Specialist

    • Etching Industries International
    • Sydney, Australia
    • May 2000 - Dec 2000 (7 months)

    • Custom Painter
    • Color Mixing
    • Assembly Line Production
    • Colleague Training


  • University of Washington

    • Certificate Animation and Digital Media
    • 2012 - 2013

    • 3-D Animation • 3-D Modeling • Sketching • Storyboarding • Maya • Mudbox • Character Design

  • GRCC

    • Cerificate Web Page Design
    • 2010 - 2010

    • HTML • Web Design

  • Western Washington University

    • BS Industrial Design
    • 2004 - 2007

    • Ideation / Conceptualization • Sketching • Prototyping • Engineering • Woodworking • Machining • Human Centered Design • Sustainable Design • Color Theory • Materials and various Manufacturing Processes

  • Green River Community College

    • Associate of Arts (AA) Design and Visual Communications, General
    • 1998 - 2004

    • Photography • Graphic Design • Drawing • Illustration • Sculpture/Pottery • Woodworking

  • School of Creative Arts

    • Certificate Fine Art
    • 2000 - 2001

    • Illustration • Mixed Media • Acrylic/Oil/Watercolor Painting • Sketching • Still Life





Simplexity Award: For showing remarkable skill in reducing a complex UI issue into a simple and elegant UX solution. - July 2014