Hello and irasshaimase (welcome)! I’m Nicolas Bottari, a Canadian web developer, designer, and all-around computer person. I started Zenbu Studio at the end of 2011, which offers web development and design services, as well as offers add-ons for the ExpressionEngine Content Management System (CMS). I’ve been in “the web business” for over six years, and banging on a keyboard since I was about ten.
“So, what’s Zenbu?”
Zenbu comes from a Japanese word (全部) meaning “everything”. I first started using the name for an extremely useful add-on of the same name, which allows user to see “everything” about their entry data in the ExpressionEngine Control Panel. Usually the first item of an ascending alphabetical order of add-ons, Zenbu was an easy-to-say-and-remember word which got me the nickname “Zenbuman” on some occasions. Since I do a bit of everything when it comes to the web, Zenbu Studio was the perfect name.
“Alright, why in Japanese?”
That’s because I lived in Japan (greater Tokyo area) for 8 years, which was plenty of time to learn the language. Japan is now my second home.
Want to drop me a line just to say hi, inquire about some web work or an add-on I built, feel free to fill out this contact form and I’ll do my best to get to you as soon as possible.