Leviathan (Chicago) announced that Austin Mayer has joined the company as interactive director.
Austin Mayer is the interactive director behind groundbreaking interactive experiences for Linkin Park, Manchester Orchestra, John Mayer and The Rolling Stones, among many other artists and labels, as well as top-tier brands and events. In 2009, he co-founded Chicago-based Eyes & Ears Entertainment, where he began forging an impressive client list by developing inventive projects ranging from interactive games to multi-campaign interactive programs and connected experiential installations. E&E's success led to the firm's merger with The Uprising Creative in 2014, where Mayer held the position of interactive director and partner until joining Leviathan. Personally overseeing the high-profile company's massive interactive workload with his partners in Chicago, Mayer actively contributed design and development on Uprising projects for AT&T, Activision, Beyonce, Chevrolet, Citibank, Converse, Covergirl, Lollapalooza, Nike Air Jordan, Justin Timberlake, Samsung and many others.
"I have consistently been amazed at Leviathan's work--it transcends the mainstream and elevates the concept of content and experience," says Mayer. "I'm floored and humbled to be a part of the wild imagination that is Leviathan."
Leviathan President Chad Hutson and Creative Director Jason White say Mayer's skills creating web and mobile experiences are already impacting Leviathan's business significantly. "It's safe to say that with Austin here, we're now in a different league," White explains. "With his balance of conceptual development, design and technical expertise--and his versatile client experience and team management skills--our capabilities are absolutely unlimited."