About Us

Big Sur CoastOur Management Team and Translators

Sandra DeLay is the founder and President of Translation by Design. She is responsible for the overall direction, vision, and management of the company. Sandra combines her leadership and experience in operational design and global communication to create empowering and strategic language and cultural solutions.

Peter Fordos is the director of Cross Cultural Training and Education. He has conducted business with people from over 80 countries giving him first-hand experience in adapting and working more efficiently in our modern multicultural world. Peter designs our customized cultural training programs for executives, organizations, and global partners.

Donna Shore leads the Project Management Department. She uses her relationship talents to communicate with clients, translators, and technology specialists to manage projects efficiently and successfully. Donna brings discipline, commitment, and passion to her department. We are supported by a dynamic team of certified translators, interpreters, expert trainers, IT, marketing, and sales specialists worldwide. 

Carl Magnuson is our Director of Sales & Marketing. He mixes creativity and curiosity with an ability to quickly identify connections and opportunities. His ease of communication and overall enthusiasm for connecting people epitomize our core values, forging new alliances with potential clients and solidifying old relationships with existing clients.

Carmen Ibarra is responsible for our Localization & Translation Management. She has a true passion for languages and masterfully combines her linguistic talents with her technological skills, bringing to the table the insight and know-how for merging the two. She provides pre-translation Desktop Publishing and manages our Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) server to assign and oversee all translation projects, ensuring consistency, timeliness and quality for all of our clients.

Our Company

We deliver customized language and cross cultural solutions that empower you to effectively communicate in a rapidly changing global community. Our core values are the foundation for all of our services and relationships. Our headquarters is located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, the language capital of the world. More...