CHICAGO — Creative agency Leviathan (www.lvthn.com) has made a key promotion and announced several new hires. Adam Pere was promoted to director of creative technology, while the full-time staff additions include senior IT operations manager Andrew Peplinski, senior creative software engineer Grady Sain and creative software engineer Kate Milleker.
Photo (L-R, top): Adam Pere and Andrew Peplinski
(L-R, bottom): Grady Sain and Kate Milleker
Pere joined Leviathan last year and has proven himself to be both an innovator and leader. Previously a freelance creative technologist, Pere has served as a research and teaching assistant at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he earned his Masters in Design Studies (Technology) in 2017. He also draws on invaluable experiences earned at Tellart, working on futuristic installations for Toyota and the acclaimed de Young Museum, and at Involution Studios (now Goinvo).
A longstanding team member of FCB Chicago who held the title of associate director of information technology for the past four years, Peplinski brings deep expertise in marketing and advertising. A VMware Certified Professional skilled in cloud architecture/management, OS deployment, active directory, database management, system deployment and software documentation, he is a proponent of virtualization and is driven to find innovative creative solutions to technical problems.
Sain joins Leviathan with nearly 30 years of experience in film, video, game design, interactive, web and special effects. He has advanced expertise in projection mapping, CAD, CAM, 3D printing and CNC machining. Formerly a technical director for Obscura Digital, he has helped create groundbreaking digital experiences for clients that include Coca-Cola, Disney, Google and Microsoft.
Most recently a software developer for M1 Interactive, Milleker contributed to inventive interactive installations now gracing high-profile commercial and educational settings across America. Prior to that, she was an assistant media designer at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.