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Who is CraneDigital?

Digital Marketing With Accuracy and Flair.

Communication Through Visual Intelligence Since 1995

Hello, my name is John Crane and I have owned and operated CraneDigital since 1995. I’ve studied art and design my whole life, but hadn’t touched a computer until well after graduating college. Drawing, painting, airbrush illustration, photography, video production, color theory, composition, lighting and a little journalism/copy writing were all how I made my way into the world of commercial art and design.

Then one day my wife and I were walking through a bookstore in Albuquerque and found a 3D software package called Ray Dream Designer. It was about $250 –  a lot of money for two newlyweds. I was still young on the computer and certainly had never touched a 3D software program before. But the images on the box were better than what I’d been airbrushing, so we figured what the heck – let’s give it a shot.

Little did I know how that one decision would impact my life. 30 Years and  countless hours of screen time later here I am, having learned virtually all the major 3D applications, worked with clients around the globe, won awards, written articles, taught classes… it has been a wild ride.

But the business – the thing that keeps it so engaging after 30 years – is that I’m always learning something new. Not just software for an assignment – but learning something about every industry on the other end of the zoom, or Teams, or google. My job, really is to listen to the client’s unique situation, then figure out how to best portray their solutions using all the tools amassed over a career of visual communication. After all this time I still love doing it.

Creative Solutions for Your Digital Marketing Needs

Looking to take your digital marketing to the next level? Look no further than CraneDigital. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, CraneDigital is a multi-disciplinary design studio specializing in 3D animation, graphic design, illustration, photography, video production, and writing. This unique combination of skills brings your

digital marketing endeavors alive.

Whether you need stunning product animations, captivating engineering videos, or eye-catching graphics, our team of experts delivers innovative solutions that will make your brand stand out. Trust CraneDigital to provide you with the excellence you deserve while respecting your budgets and deadlines.

Contact us today and let’s bring your vision to life.

Self Portrait for web site

30 Years Later

Today – nearly 30 years later – CraneDigital has become a leading industry specialist in creative, visual communications for all media through expert implementation of 3D animation and graphics. The unique skill set developed over that 30 years helps provide a well rounded approach to your visual communication project.

The Ongoing Mission:

Some of the largest names in industry confirm success of our simple goal: to establish and maintain long-term client relationships by creating excellent work and making our clients look great-while always respecting budgets and deadlines.
A mature business sense and philosophy encourages clear communication, creativity, dedication and excellence – reflected in the A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau – after 25 years of serving clients. What it all means, simply put, is that from beginning to end you can trust CraneDigital with your project.