webguru team

Alexander van Aken
Alexander van Aken
co-founder - SEO Guru

Alexander, holds a doctorate in biochemistry and works as an international SEO evangelist. He spends his time between Amsterdam, London, Zagreb and Tokyo consulting on a wide range of projects from small businesses to large corporations. From international and multilingual SEO to social media integration and web analytics. If you need your site to be noticed, you need him.

Alexander is also a partner with Brandfirm in Amsterdam.

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Valentín
Valentín

Valentín is a Mexican web designer and developer passionate about CSS and UX. He enjoys playing with spacing and contrast while designing sites. Valentín has been coding free and commercial extensions and themes for Joomla and WordPress since 2010.

Valentín es un diseñador y desarrollador web mexicano apasionado por CSS y UX. Le gusta jugar con el espaciado y el contraste al diseñar sitios. Valentín ha estado codificando extensiones y temas comerciales y gratuitos para Joomla y WordPress desde el año 2010.

Fujico
Fujico
Translation Guru

Fujico is a Japanese writer, interpreter, sales manager and also manages websites. Since Fujico used to study and work in the U.S. and Canada, she knows the international environment well. She also has work experience in fashion retail and the cosmetic industry so she knows how important customer services are. Her most recent work is for Tokyo Islands which promotes the islands near Tokyo to non-Japanese people.

Allan Appleby
Allan Appleby
Web design Guru

Al is a long time Tokyo resident and Japan expert. Having lived in Japan for over 30 years he brings a wealth of insight into Japanese fusion design. Al has been designing websites for many years. Prior to working in Japan he worked in the UK as a graphic designer. Al brings an element of minimalism to the team which he expresses in text and design evenly.

Mirei Yamagata
Mirei Yamagata
Social Media and Translation Guru

Mirei is a writer, translator, content developer and actor. A native speaker of both English and Japanese with some German, French, and Italian, she specializes in localization and transcreation, ensuring that the creative message of clients gets delivered accurately and effectively. Her experience ranges from writing scripts and educational material to creating social media content. As a voice actor, she appears in programs for NHK and radio programs.

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