GREGORY R. CRANE/ LEAD DESIGNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
My experience encompasses an in-depth combination of skills from initial concept to opening in attraction design, set design, conceptual design and illustration, branding, graphic design and computer modeling.
My designs have been featured in over 400 productions and attractions across the globe and include work in theme parks and attractions, entertainment, trade shows and industrials, theater and live events, television and film.
Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to design for such companies as SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Ripley Entertainment, Herschend Family Entertainment, Six Flags Theme Parks, PGAV Destinations, Alterface Projects, the Dallas Cowboys, Royal Productions, and Corporate Magic.
Most recently, I have been the Corporate Director of Planning and Design for Cedar Fair. As their Director, I ushered in various projects such as Mystic Timbers, which went on to win the Golden Ticket Award for Best New Ride of 2017, as well as lead a team in the creation of a 20 year plan for California's Great America, and the creation of the
augmented reality gaming experiences The Battle for Cedar Point and The Battle for Kings Dominion.
I have extensive experience designing high-energy Live Events for the Dallas Cowboys, Tournament of Roses Parade, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mazda, Rite Aid Pharmacies, Miller Lite, and Salvation Army, just to name a few.
I have been actively involved in daily project leadership, giving client pitches, working on conceptual designs and illustrations, business development, meeting with marketing departments, mentoring talent, internal coordination, providing on-site supervision, as well as providing CAD drawings and computer modeling.
GREGORY R. CRANE / BIO