Hello! My name is Josh. Welcome to my portfolio. I am a Frontend Developer, Digital Designer, and Digital Producer with 6 years of professional experience in the US and APAC. I solve complicated problems with simple solutions. You can get to know a bit more about me from the links below, or scroll down to see the technologies I use and projects that I've created. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Enjoy!
I have professional experience and working knowledge of the following design applications and frontend technologies. I am comfortable jumping into projects using these technologies and contributing from day one.
Please see below for examples of websites/apps that I have designed/developed. For each project, the technologies that I personally used to complete the project are displayed.
I am currently accepting freelance requests. Some specialized services that people have hired me for include:
Do you have an idea for a digital service that will change the future? Robust, well thought UX (User Experience) and UI (User Interface) design is the foundation for your app and digital service’s success.
When designing apps, my focus leans primarily on UX (user experience) design meeting business. Once both designer and business love the UX design, we move to UI design to incorporate brand and make the app feel like your own.
For questions or opportunities regarding app design, please inquire.
Shopify is the leading small-to-medium size business platform for creating your online business. Getting started may be easy enough, but customizing your website can be tricky. That's where I can help.
Shopify templates are written in a programming languge called Liquid, which is similar to HTML and PHP. Once you have hit the limits of your Shopify theme, you must "Customize the Code" to edit. As of January 2021, I've helped two clients successfully customize and launch their dream Shopify websites.
For questions or opportunities regarding Shopify Development, please inquire.
As of January 2021, 39% of the web is built on Wordpress. What does that mean? Wordpress was originally developed as a way to blog. Since then, it has become the go-to CMS (Content Management System) for releasing dynamic websites. Basically, Wordpress helps you manage your website's content easily.
If your idea does not require custom coding, you could probably create a site yourself (with no developer experience) using wordpress.com for a monthly fee. However, custom stuff requires a developer to build upon the opensource code at wordpress.org. This is the kind of stuff people hire me for.
Because of its intuitive user interface, many professional companies also use Wordpress for a backend and then build on top of it. You can use Wordpress strictly as a CMS for a web application, or you can build PHP templates on top of it for simple websites.
When clients ask me to build them a website that they can update themselves, I usually design the website in Figma, then build it in Wordpress. Wordpress is great for blogging, creating a business website, or anything else that displays a lot of content. Plus, it has great support for SEO out of the box.
A professional brand visually communicates your company’s value to your target market. Brand includes not only design (like fonts, colors, or imagery) but also a created personality. Is your brand friendly? Minimalist? Strong? Inclusive? Sexy? Intelligent? A good brand is like a good friend. When you see it, and you connect with it, you latch on. And you can’t really imagine what life was like before you met them.
This is how customers feel about your brand. As customers exchange their money for your services, they subconsciously are exchanging value to belong to an experience that aligns with their thoughts and values. And when it’s a good match, they love it.
Investing in a professional brand means investing in customer loyalty. It means investing in an experience that your customers will love and come back to again and again.
For questions or opportunities regarding branding, please inquire.
In the 21st century, if your product or service does not have a website, does it even exist? When the concept of a website was created in the 1990s, it was originally intended to be public document that anyone with an internet connection could access. Since then, the role and scope of websites has evolved exponentially to include webapps, online services, blogs, and a digital version almost anything you can imagine.
Depending on the complexity of your idea for a website, I may recommend a DIY approach like SquareSpace, Shopify, or Wordpress.com and guide you if it’s simple enough. Although from my experience, more often than not, those wishing to start an online business require a bit more customization. This is when people like me will build/code a custom solution.
No matter what platform you use, the most important thing is to make sure that your website achieves your business goals. And we achieve this through comprehensive UX design.
For questions or opportunities regarding web design and coding, please inquire.
I offer a variety of consulting services related to digital product design, website design, UX UI design, project management, frontend engineering, and digital marketing. Through my professional experience in each of these disciplines in corporate and startup settings (in both Japanese and English) I have seen what works and what doesn’t. I have learned why most projects fail while a very few succeed with a bang.
What separates me from other digital consultants? Fundamentally, it’s my organization skills, empathy, sense of objective reality, understanding of different departments’ thought processes, and ability to see how all of the tiny parts fit together. In a word, it’s how I’ve processed and used my professional experience.
Consulting is, by definition, flexible and case by case. As such, my consulting services are flexible and case by case. Allow me to help solve your complicated problem with simple solutions.
For questions or opportunities regarding consulting, please inquire.
People seem to love working with me!
I have worked with Josh on multiple technological projects across mediums. He is always eager to take on challenges and performs tasks at a very high level of quality. His attention to detail and ability to quickly grasp concepts makes him a valuable asset to any team and I have always enjoyed working with him on past projects.
Working with Josh was such a pleasure. He took our vision for our site and made it even more polished and amazing than we could’ve imagined. His system made the project very organized, clear and streamlined and communication was great throughout. Wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again. We LOVE our website so much.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions, inquiries, ideas or requests. I typically reply within the day.