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.

Nichelle
Nichelle
Major: Account Supervisor
Minor: Spoken Word

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

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

Miriam
Miriam
Major: Director of Content
Production
Minor: House restoration & design

This is nothing! Piece of cake! Producing is being a samurai warrior. They pay you day in, day out for years so that one day when called upon, you can respond, your training at its peak, and save the day!
– Stanley Motss, Wag the Dog

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

Chan
Chan
Major: Group Strategy Director
Minor: Anime

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

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

He who hesitates dies.
– Wise old surfer

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

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

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

Sleep is the cousin of Death.
– Nasir Jones

JP
JP
Major: Senior Social Strategist
Minor: Music Business

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

Matt
Matt
Major: Senior Project Manager
Minor: Songwriting

The future is unwritten.
—Joe Strummer

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

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

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

Craig
Craig
Major: Assistant Account Executive
Minor: Events

No matter where go, you are what you are, playa.
—S.C.

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

Edwin
Edwin
Major: Finance Director
Minor: History

Never, never, never give up.
—Winston Churchill

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

Fafu
Fafu
Major: Video Editor
Minor: Record Producer

The worst crime is faking it.
– Kurt Cobain

John
John
Major: Chief Creative Officer
Minor: Painting

Life is great.
— John Norman

Maria
Maria
Major: Production Biller
Minor: Travel

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

Sermad
Sermad
Major: Executive Director, Digital Content
Minor:
Steve
Steve
Major: CEO & Founder
Minor: Architecture
& Interior Design

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

Drew
Drew
Major: Strategist
Minor: Maps

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

Rachel
Rachel
Major: Senior Project Manager
Minor: Film

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
—Nelson Mandela