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.

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

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

Drew
Drew
Major: Strategist
Minor: Maps

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

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

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

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

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

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

Max
Max
Major: Creative
Minor: Austrian

Gefurzt wird immer in der Nacht und immer so, daß es schön kracht.
—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sydnee
Sydnee
Major: Executive Assistant
Minor: Fashion

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself aloud.
—Coco Chanel

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

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

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

Fafu
Fafu
Major: Video Editor
Minor: Record Producer

The worst crime is faking it.
– Kurt Cobain

Netta
Netta
Major: Junior Strategist
Minor:
Andrew
Andrew
Major: Account Supervisor
Minor: Poker

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

John
John
Major: Senior Partner,
Chief Strategy Officer
Minor: Writing about music,
marketing & the collision of the two
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

Susanna
Susanna
Major: VP/Account Director
Minor: Celebrity news & gossip

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Stephen
Stephen
Major: Creative Director
Minor: Drawing

Language is my second language.
—Julio Palmer

Dylan
Dylan
Major: Creative
Minor: Domain Names

I’m about to end this man’s whole career… but I’m not a rapper.
—Supa Hot Fire

Ruganzu
Ruganzu
Major: Associate Producer
Minor: Film

It’s a salad, only bigger, with lots of stuff in it.
—Elaine

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

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

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

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