Why are we so damn qualified?
 We’re tough on ourselves.
 We don’t sugarcoat anything.
 We go out of our way to hire intellectually curious people.
 We don’t care how things were done in the past. We care about what works now.
 We maintain a healthy impatience.
Mother of dragons. The mega cleaner of all turnaround challenges, nothing too insignificant or too grand to be made better. Behind billions of brand value, Sophie is the unknown designer of many notable brand and business outcomes. Has an unquenchable thirst for nurturing and mobilizing both raw and tested talents. Can only be tamed with iced caramel macchiatos.
The universal weapon. There is not a market, a country or a project that Stephanie has yet to tackle. From TBWA in Singapore, to Twins for Peace in Paris, to 26FIVE in New York, Stephanie brings in-depth insights to her international projects and impeccable execution on all experiences she orchestrates. Stephanie must eat rice once a day to keep her mojo flowing.
The digital guru. While storm deadlines may rage, Trevor always keeps the ship calmly centered – designing, developing, and guiding projects to perfection. He is an avid traveler, and his two cats have more Insta followers than you do.
The magical mind. A razor-sharp analyst with the plume of a Pulitzer prize, Claire has crafted some of the most intricate and transformative stories of our clients. From Nebraska to Sydney, she brings boundless intelligence in translating complexity into clear outcomes.
For Ann, headlines and ethics come together. Her career accolades would put her in the PR Hall of Fame. "Why should anyone care?" is her mantra for developing stories that matter and generate interest. Our clients love her direct approach, sense of humor and ability to make sense of a media landscape that is constantly in flux.
The Mother of art. The ultimate director of everything creative, Keila brings 15 years of design experimentation, studio management and art direction to 26FIVE. Across all mediums, Keila gracefully guides her projects across the globe. Unable to resist living on the edge of permanent munching, she is mostly the proud Mother of Adrián and Damián.
Sees things larger than life. Austin is the not-so-quiet giant of making ideas speak louder than words. A master of corporate identity and a black belt in taming the digital maze into a flawless experience, Austin draws, shapes and makes anything that can amaze one's mind. Austin’s passion extends to everything down to his coffee or tea choice.
The proud author. If it’s new media, video editing, brand identity, iconography, doodling or tattoos, Marco is the gentle fighter with a clear-cut punch in his design and precision in production. Marco knows how to transform and power a world of ideas, relentlessly training and perfecting each stroke and each strike.
The Master Planner. Melissa is the engine, driving all projects along with supreme efficiency. With names such as US Airways, Travel Channel, and USA Today under her belt, you can bet that nothing gets past her experienced eye. Melissa speaks four (!) languages fluently, and while she doesn’t do her crossword puzzle in pen, she’s close. She is married with two children, whom she adores most of the time - when they’re not driving her crazy.
Makes everyone around her reach new heights. Formerly of LVMH Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Christian Dior in Paris, and Cushman & Wakefield in New York, Emma holds a Master’s in Business in Marketing and CRM from ISG in Paris. She speaks English, French, Japanese, Russian, and Dogs — which she happens to breed in her free time.
The campaign virtuoso. Ed is the multi-platform master credited for whipping numbers into shape. Innovative but results driven, Ed's accomplished career spans Microsoft, Adidas and the UAE Government, but his greatest achievement is his daughter who he speaks to in three languages.
To be or not to be - by the book. Adrienne serves as senior advisor for global HR, managing recruitment, immigration, legal compliance and employee relations, across all 26FIVE’s worldwide offices. HR leader for Pokémon and Chuo Mitsui, she navigates the larger picture and the day-to-day small pains with a practical and unexpected sense of humor.
Taking success to new heights. Former CMO of Indian aviation game-changer Jet Airways and CCO of GoAir, Girish is the rare blend of a globally-traveled consumer experience expert and a digital mind who sees the future in everyone's cellphone. Girish is also the founder of TravelSpends, a realtime travel audit and social travel management software company.
The wizard of all trades. Account management, copywriting, social media planning to business development, Ninad is the epicenter of all energy going into the work. Coming from Text 100, there is nothing Ninad cannot devise and resolve in either a full discussion or 140 characters.
Left brain in overdrive. Swapnil’s storytelling unfolds in full color, by stimulating brands with fresher outlooks and upward growth momentum. Before crafting new styles at 26FIVE, Swapnil was with TING, Accenture and Hosmac India Pvt. Ltd. He received his diploma in Graphic & Web Design from Arena Animation Pvt. Ltd. When he is not at work, you can find him scouring neighborhoods for inspiration.
Digital darling. Content creator. Lover of all things beautiful and delicious. Manages social channels and visual content for 26FIVE. An organizer with an eye for aesthetics. Came back to hometown of New York after completing her studies in Communication Design in Italy. Enjoys hosting dinner parties and listening to an endless stream of podcasts.
Having received a Diploma in Commercial Arts from Nirmala Niketon Polytechnic College, as well as hands-on training from Krazy Electrons, Ritam Banarjee and Hive Masons, Sayali has brought a wealth of alternative creative solutions when tackling identity change and brand growth. In her role as a Graphic Designer, she is a strong conceptual thinker who loves to sit and sketch to bring her visions and client’s objectives to life.
Dimension in High Definition. There is not a plan, shape or object Hrishikesh, nicknamed "HD" by his New York peers, can’t render to perfection or transform to create illusions ranging from reality to the unknown. HD applies art and science to simulate retail, conference and event experiences where 3D eclipses reality.
The professional doodler. You can find Priyanka constantly sketching bringing her ideas to life. Her passion for artistry and design has generated thoughtful and inspiring creatives for our clients. Priyanka is a competitive Badminton and Table Tennis player with a mean backhand.
The man behind the books. Jitendra, or “Jitu”, is the mastermind behind the Mumbai engine. Finance, legal compliance, administration and keeping everyone sane are his specialties. His real power is in his unwavering curiosity to improve processes and efficiencies. He can also teach you how to drink Bailey's cocktails.
All with a smile. Gina is rising, flying off to apply her 3D, modeling, drawing and design ingenuity across videos, ads and presentations. Her design feels like her walk, elegant, light and always noticeable. Bakes mean cookies on a regular basis.
Head Honcho of Miscellaneous Stuff. Hana does her best work behind the scenes where she creates spreadsheets, organizes data, schedules meetings, edits documents, and books travel while listening to her favorite 90's playlist. Her background is in biotech so she loves conducting research and can find the answer to almost anything. When she isn't being a Master Juggler, she loves reading and writing online reviews to everything, jet-setting with family and friends, and staying up to date on trends. Delicious food is her Kryptonite.
Aashna, at your service. She received her bachelor’s in Mass Media from Malini Kishor Sanghvi College, and advertising is her specialty. When she’s not managing accounts for 26FIVE, you can find her practicing any known form of dance. Aashna is a voracious reader who is ready to pounce on whatever falls on her plate.
His fashion style speaks for itself. Maurice is a person who is truly dedicated,
passionate and ready to take on any challenge that comes his way. His creative
fashion style is a replicate of his skills and fundamentals when it comes to front end
designing. Maurice is all technical on the inside, but all fashion on the outside.
The curator of our creative communications and the purveyor of all things pop culture. Trevor (“… the other Trevor”) is the cerebral cortex behind our “press play” (our communications outreach), telling everybody how and why 26FIVE – and our clients – are the coolest. Trevor’s past life includes developing, building, and talking about some of the most well-known pop culture brands within entertainment. When not talking, writing, Instagramming, or blogging, you can find him searching for his next great adventure – or his keys.
A multifaceted multimedia specialist, Kirtee is a passionate designer who loves to both draw and paint. 26FIVE’s resident Michelangelo, if you will, she’s experienced in everything digital design, with caricatures and illustrations being her specialty.
A fine artist, cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, percussionist, trekker and a hobby cook; Nagesh aspires to live life as a complete artist but 24 hours in a day aren't enough to pursue all of them! If he wasn't an artist today, we could have found him in a 5 Star hotel kitchen, preparing delicious south Indian dishes. In the span of the last 15 years he has worked with leading advertising, branding and media industries including Lowe, Turner International, Rediffusion, Dentsu, and M&C Saatchi to name a few.