Translation has added CD duo Nick Sonderup and Andy Grant to its roster. Sonderup and Grant will focus their work primarily on the agency’s State Farm initiatives, having already contributed to the launch of the inaugural State Farm Neighborhood Sessions—a philanthropic concert spotlighting pop icon Jennifer Lopez in her hometown of the Bronx.
Sonderup comes to Translation after three years at BBDO, and nearly five years at W+K. As a copywriter, he worked for several big brands including GE, ESPN, American Red Cross, Starbucks, Sharp and MTV. His work has been distinguished with AICP, Art Director’s Club, ANDY, One Show, Effie, and ADDY awards, just to name a few, and his contributions to GE’s acclaimed “Childlike Imagination” helped the spot to earn a nomination for Outstanding Commercial at the 2014 Emmy Awards.
Grant joins Translation from CP+B, where he helped to create one of the most-viewed commercials of all time, “The Selfie Shootout,” starring Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi, and boasting over 138 million YouTube views. An advertising veteran of 14 years, Grant has had stints as an ACD and Art Director at a number of top international shops, including BBH Singapore, WCRS London, TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg, Ogilvy Prague, and more.
Congrats to both Andy and Nick, and we look forward to seeing some awesome creative work soon.
Sonderup (L) and Grant (R) are known for their creative acumen along with their love of smiling and pointing at things.