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Meet UXPRESS

We are a group of UX and Localization professionals.

We help you provide the best experience & impression for your global users to make your business grow.

UX Research Consultants

KENTARO IDE

KENTARO IDE

Founder, UX Strategist, Usability Guru

Certified Human Centered Design Professional (HCD-Net)
Panel of Human Centered Design Credentials Committee

Has worked as a UX Team Lead at Sony Electronics Inc. for 6 years. Experienced over 120 UX Projects in 4 countries.

His project has reduced customer call rate by 21.4% and saved support costs by $1.6 million.

Has lived in United States, Japan, China, and Taiwan. Speaks and understand 4 different languages, English, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish.

MIKHAIL STAL

MIKHAIL STAL

UX Researcher/Consultant

Mikhail has an M.S in Human Factors from California State University, Long Beach.

Has worked in a variety of user experience and human factors related industries including consumer product and safety critical industries such as medical devices and aerospace.

JOHN UBALDE

JOHN UBALDE

UX Researcher/Consultant

Over 20 years experience in the software development industry. A UX research leader with over 5 years experience planning, conducting, and reporting on research both domestically and internationally.

Experienced in defining large-scale, multichannel UX and Product strategies with focus on enhanced usability & value, customer satisfaction, lead generation, and monetization models.

Bringing a vast store of UX skills to the table, with extensive, hands-on experience across the realms of mobile, web, e-commerce, social, and multimedia within a wide array of industries.

RYAN O’CORNER

RYAN O’CORNER

UX Designer/Researcher/Consultant

Has worked as a UX Consultant with start-ups to large corporations around the world, including companies in China, Australia, the U.K., Italy, Canada, and the U.S.

Projects with Marriott, Pizza Hut, and Stanford Human-Computer Interaction group.

UX Mentor at CareerFoundry.

Graduate training in Human Factors & Ergonomics.

Experience with E-commerce, social media, enterprise, SAAS, photo apps, education, medical, aerospace

JOHN CHURCHWELL Ph.D.

JOHN CHURCHWELL Ph.D.

UX Researcher/Consultant

John holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and has over a decade of experience as a social scientist. He has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals that span the neurobiology of emotion, learning and memory, and decision making.

More recently, he has focused his efforts as a designer in educational technology, as well as completing advanced study in Human-Computer Interaction and receiving certification in User Experience and Customer-Centered Design.

UX Design Consultants

BRIAN MIURA

BRIAN MIURA

UX Designer/Consultant

Brian is a designer and prototyper. He helps startups on UX Design and Product Development.

With over several years experience in the design industry, Brian has collaborated with many aspects of user interface, strategy, creative and user experience design.

His design process starts with users and ends with users to ensure the delivery of a useful, usable, and delightful user experience.

Yoko Aoyama

Yoko Aoyama

UX Designer/Consultant

Yoko is a digital designer with more than 14 years experience.

Experienced in online reseller service, online media (email magazine), SEO consulting, and web/mobile design/development.

She leads projects and teams of designers and developers on UI/UX, visual & product design. Strong focus on clean, clear, pixel perfect visual communication, aesthetics, and intuitive user interaction.

Has lived in Japan, United States, Australia, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Linguistic Experience Consultants

EDISON TEDJING

EDISON TEDJING

Localization Consultant

He has a Master of Linguistics from San Diego State University, and currently based in China. He has 10 years experience working in a localization team responsible for software localization in nearly 40 different languages.

He has also lived and worked previously in the U.S. and Germany. Edison speaks Indonesian, English, Mandarin, and Japanese.

SARAH GERARD

SARAH GERARD

Localization Consultant

Has a BA in English and an MA in Linguistics with more than ten years of experience editing and proofreading various materials.

Has years of experience in teaching. She has lived and taught English abroad and understands different cultural needs.

JUNKO HOSHINO

JUNKO HOSHINO

Localization Consultant

Has worked as technical writer, editor, and coordinator at Sony Corporation in Tokyo, Japan for 12 years. Currently as English-Japanese translator, has engaged in various localization and translation projects dealing with IT software and hardware, business documents, entertainment contents, etc.

Has BA in Sociology from University of California, Los Angeles, and speaks English and Japanese.

SEO Consultant

GERSHOM BENAVIDEZ

GERSHOM BENAVIDEZ

SEO/Localization Consultant

Certified social media manager. Has worked as an IT technician, webmaster, social media marketing manager, and SEO Specialist at Seoul Guide Medical.

Has a BA in Public Administration from San Diego State University and a MA in Health Administration from National University.

Has lived in Korea for 4 years as a language instructor, and has experience in international school coordinator. Speaks English, Japanese, and Korean.

Human Resource Consultant

AKANE FOSU

AKANE FOSU

HR Consultant

Has worked as Recruiter/Consultant for 6 years in Tokyo, Japan and San Diego, California. Strategically help international clients succeed in their businesses. Has been a top level sales professional in recruiting for consecutive years.

Has lived in 3 countries, United States, Japan and Netherlands. And speaks 2 languages, English and Japanese.

UXPRESS is flexible, agile and committed to your success. Think of us as an extension of your team, using our experience to create results that everyone is insanely proud of.

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