Jon Craine

Entertainment Design

Career Highlights

Broadway Show // Set Design for Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy, a successful national theatrical tour that made its Broadway debut at the Broadway Theatre in June of 2008. Craine designed the show to tour and updated the design for the Broadway run. (2008)

TV Series // Production Design for Smoking Gun TV, an original series broadcast on the Court TV network in the fall of 2005. The show was shot on a miniature scale utilizing miniature sets and puppets created in the likeness of the show’s celebrity cast. The 6-episode series featured a total of 36 segments, each with a unique visual style. (2005)

TV PSA // Character Design for a nationally distributed public service announcement sponsored by the American Lung Association. Collaborated with Emmy award-winning writer/director Gregor Clark in the creation of animated characters based on the promoted inhaler product in the flamboyant styling of Mexican wrestling. (2007)

MTV Series // Production Design and Art Direction for a 4-episode animated MTV series The Tomato’s. Directed by Eric Fogel (creator of MTV’s Celebrity Death Match), the dark comedy featured a puppet cast of fruits and vegetables. Craine designed all miniature sets and supervised art department personnel in the implementation of a visual aesthetic that was based on classic mob movies. (2006)

Comedy Central Promos // Production Design and Art Direction for a series of Comedy Central promos featuring the big-screen stars of First Sunday, The Brother’s Solomon, Run Fat Boy Run, Hamlet 2, and Adventureland. (2007-2009)

TV Commercial // Designed and directed special ultraviolet effects for Rubbermaid television commercial. Worked closely with the Director and DP in the task of creating a conceptually—and technically—original television spot under tight budget and deadline constraints. Directed team of five artists. (2001)

Exhibition // Scenic production for the live multimedia exhibition Stardust at the Museum of Science & Technology in Paris, France. Spanning 700 feet in length and 30 feet in height, the experiential environment incorporated special ultraviolet effects in an avant-garde production that explored the origins of the universe. Worked with international design team in both the US and Paris. Directed team of 10 artists. (2002)

Concert Tour // Collaborated with lighting designer Ian Peacock on the set design for Chicago’s 2000 World Tour. The set transformed with the introduction of ultraviolet lighting—revealing a second scene from the same scenic elements—achieving great versatility and economic value from a minimal and lightweight scenic system. Directed team of two artists. (2000)

Concert Tour // Collaborated with lighting designer Alex Skowron on the touring set design for Fall Out Boy’s Young Wild Things tour. The 2007 tour supported the pop punk band’s chart topping album, Infinity on High. (2007)

Themed Attraction // Design for Chasing Rainbows, an immersive attraction at Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Theme Park. Dolly Parton’s testimonial: “The final scene in my new museum is gorgeous and uplifting! I plan to do a new voice addition . . . now that I understand just how spiritual it is. Thanks for all the great creative things you did for us.” (2002)

Themed Attraction // Set Design and arena remodel for Coobrila, an original Cirque Dreams show created for Six Flags and staged at the 10,000 seat outdoor amphitheater at Six Flags Over Texas. Staged predominately over the audience, Craine’s stage design and arena renovation for Coobrila helped to garner the show IAAPA’s Brass Ring Live Entertainment runner up award for the Best Overall Production in the $1 to 2 million category. (2007)