Cross Cultural Training

"My parents worked at the World Trade Center on 9/11."

*The Oculus and One World Trade Center

In early August, 46 floors above the memorial pools and the white spires of the dove-like Oculus, Jeremy stepped into the all glass conference room in One World Trade Center. His bright smile, courteous manner and shining sky blue eyes instantly won over the four of us in the room. Jeremy was the epitome of excellence in guest service. It was 9:07am. He was early.

New Global Goals, New Social Logo for Translation By Design

With the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals last Friday, September 25th, Translation By Design has redisigned our LinkedIn and Facebook logos to help raise awareness of the Global Goals.

China Ready Training for MCCVB Featured on KSBW News

China Ready Tourism Training for Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau


Today, 60 hoteliers, restauranteurs, retailers, and tourist attraction operators gathered in Carmel-by-the-Sea to learn:

Why China? Why Monterey? Why Now?

These business representatives are members of the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the organization that hired our cross-cultural training team, to provide a "China Ready" training to attract and welcome this growing tourism market.

Cross Cultural Training Supports Life Saving Work in Africa

Cross "Canine" Cultural Training - Dogs Understand Human Emotions

Translation By Design mascot Bixby (twin brother Quigley not shown) dons a new scarf from his favorite store,  Bananna Republic. 


TBD's New Video Promoting Cross-Cultural Training

When working in an ever globalizing society cross-cultural differences can create barriers both internally, between members of your teams from different countries, and externally, between your company and customers from different cultures. Translation By Design offers customized Cross-Cultural Training programs to help businesses and organizations work better internationally.

The Three Friends of Winter

"For his residence, earth was piled to form a hill and a hundred plum trees, which along with lofty pines and tall bamboo comprise the friends of winter, were planted.”

Happy New Year & 新年快乐 (Xin Nian Kuai Le)


The team here at Translation By Design hopes your 2015 is off to a great start. And to our Chinese clients, language industry colleagues and friends we’d like to wish an early, 新年快乐 or "Xin Nian Kuai Le."

The Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival, is celebrated this year on February 19th.

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