We Are Translation: Our People

Translation is one of the most diverse agencies in the industry. Our broad backgrounds, interests, and skill sets elevate the work. We’re driven by our passions that shape us as an agency and the work we make—our “majors” are the roles we perform at work every day, but our “minors” inform everything we do.

Stanley
Stanley
Major: Group Account Director
Minor: Photography

Hip Hop Rules.
— KRS One

Ben
Ben
Major: Junior Art Director
Minor: Poetry & Comic Books

Perhaps your Brain is a carnival and not a Cage.
— Joshua Bennett

Erica
Erica
Major: Sr. Art Director
Minor: Social Good & Wanderlust

Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.
— Cecil B. DeMille

Maria
Maria
Major: Production Biller
Minor: Travel

Nature doesn’t rush, yet everything gets accomplished.
—Bruce Lee

Stephen
Stephen
Major: Creative Director
Minor: Drawing

Language is my second language.
—Julio Palmer

Joel
Joel
Major: Strategist, Context Strategy
Minor: Emcee/Timeless Truth

I’m destined to live the dream for all my peeps who never made it.
– AZ

Thalia
Thalia
Major: Director of Business Affairs
Minor: Daughters

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
—Eleanor Roosevelt

Bob
Bob
Major: Creative
Minor: Botanist

Oh, you should never, never doubt what nobody is sure about. We are the music makers…and we are the dreamers of dreams.
—Willy Wonka

John
John
Major: Senior Partner,
Chief Strategy Officer
Minor: Writing about music,
marketing & the collision of the two
JP
JP
Major: Senior Social Strategist
Minor: Music Business

“Being hot gets you the MVP. Staying hot gets you the Hall of Fame.”
—Fabolous

Nic
Nic
Major: IT Manager
Minor: Reading, driving, football,
cooking, documentaries

Sleep is the cousin of Death.
– Nasir Jones

Nichelle
Nichelle
Major: Account Supervisor
Minor: Spoken Word

Remind yourself, nobody is built like you, you designed yourself.
—S. Carter

Gabrielle
Gabrielle
Major: Writer
Minor: French

Impose ta chance, serre ton bocheur et va vers ton risqué. A te regarder, ils s’habitueront.

—Rene Char

Eugene
Eugene
Major: Junior Copywriter
Minor:
Agustina
Agustina
Major: Account Director
Minor: Urban Explorer

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Geoff
Geoff
Major: Senior Strategist
Minor: Hip-Hop & Bay Area Sports

Don’t need a new style, being dope is always in fashion.
– Phonte Coleman

Matthew
Matthew
Major: Senior Creative
Minor: Photographer

A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.
—Jean-Luc Godard

Daniel
Daniel
Major: Facilities Assistant
Minor: Soccer & Salsa

Always give your best and you will be happy with what you do.

Jeremy
Jeremy
Major: Director, Project Management
Minor: Upright & Electric Bass

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
—Picasso

Maxine
Maxine
Major: Junior Producer
Minor: Onomastics

Milk was a bad choice.
—Ron Burgundy

Michael
Michael
Major: Account Executive
Minor: Music Management

A wise man told me don’t argue with fools cause people from a distance can’t tell who is who.

—Jay Z

Julia
Julia
Major: Junior Project Manager
Minor: Music Enthusiast & Foodie

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
—Lao Tzu

Matt
Matt
Major: Senior Creative
Minor: Motorcycles & Bicycles

I am waiting for the meek to be blessed and inherit the earth…without taxes.
—Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Steve
Steve
Major: CEO & Founder
Minor: Architecture
& Interior Design

You are what your record says you are.
— Bill Parcels