St. Louis-based design firm PGAV Destinations welcomes Greg Crane as a full-time Senior Designer. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, he will be responsible for leading design projects and executing design strategy.
Having studied theater performance and design at Wichita State University, Greg’s designs have been featured in over 500 productions and attractions across the globe, including work in theme parks and attractions, entertainment, trade shows and industrials, theater and live events, television, and parades.
Most recently, Greg was the Corporate Director of Planning and Design for Cedar Fair. His work has been recognized with several awards, including an Emmy (Best Scenic Design) and a Golden Ticket for Mystic Timbers at Kings Island (Best New Ride).
His resume includes designing for such companies as SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Ripley Entertainment, Herschend Family Entertainment, and Six Flags Theme Parks. His extensive experience designing high-energy Live Events includes such clients as the Dallas Cowboys, Feld Entertainment, Tournament of Roses Parade, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mazda, and Miller Lite.
“Greg has been working with PGAV Destinations since 2001 as a freelance designer on a variety of projects. During that time, he has become a real industry leader in terms of everything from attractions to shows to scenic events,” said PGAV CEO Mike Konzen. “His versatility and innovative design approach will help us continue delivering the best destination experiences possible as the global destination market continues to evolve and innovate.”
“I’m an admirer of PGAV’s culture, and I’m excited to join the team and get started,” said Greg. “PGAV has an incredible portfolio of clients with diverse needs across different markets, so I’ll be able to apply my design skills in a variety of ways.”