Ian Crane

is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in New York.

He’s currently the Senior Motion Creative at GrandArmy, Supercluster and Space Agency.




Valorant Champions Tour 2023

Valorant is a Tactical Hero Shooter played by millions of fans around the world. In 2022 Riot Games approached GrandArmy looking for a fresh look for their upcoming Valorant Champions Tour. 

I was fortunate enough to lead our team’s motion approach; to develop the motion language for the broadcast package, as well as build the After Effects toolkit. 

This broadcast toolkit was built using Adobe After Effects’ robust Essential Properties system, which allowed us to build dynamic and flexible animations that can be redesigned and rearranged easily and instantly. It’s all expression based and keyframe-able, and includes customizable countdown timers and responsive text boxes.

Agency: GrandArmy
Client: Riot Games
Creative Direction: Eric Collins
Design: Tristan Hanks, Tristan Dubin, Natalie Patane, Matt Morgantini, Simran Singh, Alek Blik
Producers: Luke Proctor, Ezra Lewis
Animation: Ian Crane, Dennis Moore, Burton Booz
3D Design:  Ian Crane, Hampus Lideborg, Steven Guas
August 3rd, 2020