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.

Eugene
Eugene
Major: Junior Copywriter
Minor:
Chaucer
Chaucer
Major: Executive Director, Context Strategy
Minor: Comedy

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

John
John
Major: Partner, Chief Strategy Director
Minor: Design

He who hesitates dies.
– Wise old surfer

John
John
Major: Chief Creative Officer
Minor: Painting

Life is great.
— John Norman

Chan
Chan
Major: Group Strategy Director
Minor: Anime

Everyone may be ordinary, but they’re not normal.”
—Haruki Murakami

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

Brian
Brian
Major: Business Affairs Manager
Minor: Musican

I have a lot of regrets, but I’m not going to think of them as regrets.
—Himself

Jimmy
Jimmy
Major: Group Account Director
Minor:
Julia
Julia
Major: Account Director
Minor: Karaoke

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
– Robert Louis Stevenson

Mahu
Mahu
Major: Analyst
Minor: Aspiring World Traveler

Wisdom means to choose now what will make sense later. I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me.
— Tracee Ellis Ross

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

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

Nichelle
Nichelle
Major: Account Supervisor
Minor: Spoken Word

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

Craig
Craig
Major: Director of Analytics
Minor: Drums

Just because you’re a musician doesn’t mean all your ideas are about music. Every once in a while I get an idea about plumbing.
—Jerry Garcia

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

JP
JP
Major: Senior Social Strategist
Minor: Music Business

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

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

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

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

Alimah
Alimah
Major: Project Manager
Minor: Artist Management & Cooking

Life is a game best played Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style. Create your story!
— Me

Taylor
Taylor
Major: Junior Analyst
Minor: Future Technologies

The continual presence of a fixed idea forces the jaw muscles to overdevelop and the visage to age prematurely.
—Charles Newman

Chelsea
Chelsea
Major: Director of Culture and Operations
Minor: Photography

Nothing will work unless you do.
– Maya Angelou

Isaiah
Isaiah
Major: Strategist
Minor: Social Sciences

If you want to be happy, be.
— Leo Tolstoy

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

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

Carrie
Carrie
Major: Accounts Payable/Receivable Manager
Minor: Mental Health Counseling

If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.
—Bishop T.D. Jakes