Kelly Easterling

Chief Creative Officer

Kelly leads Quantum’s creative teams to realize each and every project, fostering a vibrant storytelling vision. His primary focus is imagining, designing, and developing attractions, themed environments, experiences, and shows.

Among his many projects for Quantum, Kelly designed and directed the historic Queen Mary 2 spectacular Forever Cunard that illuminated New York Harbor and lower Manhattan for the 175th Anniversary of Cunard Line; the installation of ride attraction lighting for the Drop of Fear free fall drop ride at World of Wonderland Theme Park, featuring a custom 65-foot, 360 degree video wall installed 200 feet atop the ride tower redefining the skyline of Amarillo, Texas; and numerous lighting and effects shows, ride attraction effects, and the park-wide lighting design for Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America.

Previously, as a member of the systems design team for 4Wall Entertainment, he was responsible for large-scale lighting projects and systems integration. He facilitated and project managed the design and installation of the Brooklyn Nets custom court lighting system at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Kelly also designed the control system and architectural integration of the acclaimed LightCycles art exhibit (inspired by the Aurora Borealis) at World Financial Center, New York. Additionally, Kelly led the design teams and managed themed installations for Google Tech Talk venues at Google offices in New York, Boston, and Washington D.C.

Kelly honed his project management and production experience working for venues large and small. As the Director of Production for the City of Portland Maine’s Merrill Auditorium, Kelly hosted such Broadway touring productions as Saturday Night FeverMiss Saigon42nd StreetRentStomp, and many more. He also supervised the installation of various touring concerts including Josh Groban, Melissa Etheridge, Rob Thomas, Styxx, and Jewel. Kelly served for five seasons as the Director of Production for the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey where he facilitated the realization of more than 100 full-scale theatrical productions, gala events, and touring shows. He also served as Production Manager for Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, New York.

Kelly has been the lighting designer for hundreds of productions across the country. Some of his design credits include Uprising of Love featuring Sting, Patti LuPone, and Jane Lynch at the Gershwin Theatre in New York and theatrical productions including Moon Over BuffaloThe Music ManHow to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingDamn YankeesThe WizGrease, and Guys and Dolls.