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.

Adam
Adam
Major: Art Director
Minor: Furniture Design

God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.
— Dr. Ian Malcolm

Ellen
Ellen
Major: Finance & Payroll Manager
Minor: Music, shopping & cooking

I cook with wine. I sometimes add it to the food.
– W.C. Fields

Tucker
Tucker
Major: Creative Director
Minor: Skiing

If you’re not having fun, it’s your own damn fault.

—Grandpa Loosbrock

Chaucer
Chaucer
Major: Executive Director, Context Strategy
Minor: Comedy

You can’t believe everything you read on the internet.
—Abraham Lincoln

Andrea
Andrea
Major: Assistant Account Executive
Minor: Gender Activism

My mouth is a fire escape, the words coming out don’t care that they are naked, there’s something burning in there.
—Andrea Gibson

Drew
Drew
Major: Strategist
Minor: Maps

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain one once he grows up.
—Pablo Picasso

Kaylen
Kaylen
Major: Google Play Team
Minor:
Shari
Shari
Major: Google Play Team
Minor: Women Empowerment Initiatives

Take the stairs not the elevator to success.
—Anonymous

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

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

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

Yaya
Yaya
Major: Director of Integrated Marketing, STASHED
Minor: Good Peoples

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
—Napoleon

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

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

Achilles
Achilles
Major: Creative Director
Minor: Writer

Everything will be ok.
—Anonymous

Gemma
Gemma
Major: Executive Assistant
Minor: Art Direction & Production

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
—Oscar Wilde

Suz
Suz
Major: Creative
Minor: Scuba Diving

Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider is chaos to the fly.
—Morticia Addams

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

Peter
Peter
Major: Facilities Director
Minor: Photography

Once in a while you can get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.
—Robert Hunter

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

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

Andrew
Andrew
Major: Account Supervisor
Minor: Poker

Breathe properly. Stay Curious. And eat your beets.
—Tom Robbins

Katherine
Katherine
Major: Junior Strategist
Minor: Music Industry

I just wanted to tell everybody I gave Sway his first TV—and he needs to remember that.
—Kanye West

Claudia
Claudia
Major: Executive Assistant
Minor: Meditating

You better get yourself some goals, get yourself some dreams. I know the hood raised you, but there’s bigger and better things.
—J. Cole

Barri
Barri
Major: Proofreader
Minor: Brazilian Culturalist

A solução dos problemas humanos terá que contar com a literatura, a musica, a pintura, enfim com as artes. O homem necessita de beleza como necessita de pão e de liberdade.
– Jorge Amado

Sepi
Sepi
Major: Finance Manager
Minor: Travel

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”
—Susan Sontag