What our clients say about ZEN IDEAS Testimonials 2017-11-01T12:26:55+00:00

What our clients say about ZEN IDEAS


It was a great pleasure to work with Osamu at Zen Ideas. Osamu used his fine design touch to create a highly usable and beautiful website for my new business. I appreciated his patience and careful attention to my business’ needs throughout the process of planning and designing my website. Thank you, Osamu!

Marcel Sangsari, M. Marcel's Communications Classics

I recently engaged Zen Ideas to build a website for my consulting business and I am very pleased with the result.  I was initially attracted to Zen Ideas because of the visual appeal of sites they had done.  Osamu Wakabayashi was clear from the outset about the process, the costs, his scope of work as web consultant, and my role as the content provider.  We had several online meetings as the site took shape and I felt at all times that my comments and suggestions were carefully and respectfully considered.  I am happy to recommend Zen Ideas to anyone looking to build a first-rate site.

Jeff Armstrong, Principal, Cold Climate Building Inc.

Zen Ideas has been enormously helpful in while we’ve established a new WordPress site. Their training provided us with new insights and tools, and the ongoing guidance and troubleshooting assistance we’ve received has been essential while we further develop our WordPress skills.

Nathan Battams, The Vanier Institute of the Family
Osamu was such a pleasure to work with. He was flexible, really listened to our Centre’s needs and created a beautifully accessible website. The creative icons he used turned out better than we could have imagined!
Gillian Gailey, Aphasia Centre of Ottawa, Executive Director
We chose Osamu to deliver a website for us. It was a big project, and needed to be useable for both consumers and people from the industry. Osamu has a brilliant capacity of thinking through projects from every possible angle and delivering exactly what he promised. He expertly guided us through the process, managed the timeline, and delivered a beautiful, functional website. Osamu really listened to us and above all is a wonderful person to work with. We’ll definitely use him again!
Ashley Gill, TextileExchange
Working with ZEN IDEAS has been a fantastic experience from start to finish. His strong design sense and deep expertise on the technical side make for an excellent product, but even more important is his ability to listen. He is very timely, works through issues quickly and diligently, and ensures 100% satisfaction. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any work, and plan to use his services again for all our graphic needs.
Anne Gillespie, Industry Integrity
Osamu has been very pleasant to work with and knowledgeable in the web/graphic design field. He was easy to communicate with as he always understood our needs, and he was very strategic about developing appropriate framework and materials for our website. As a result, our project was well kept on track and on budget despite the tight time frame. I look forward to collaborating with him again in the near future, and I will not hesitate to recommend his company, ZEN IDEAS, to anyone looking for professional and creative web design services.
Elizabeth Tang, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
I have had the opportunity to retain the services of Osamu Wakabayashi of ZEN IDEAS on several projects over the last year. I have found Osamu to be a professional and creative individual with a strong client focus. With each project he has helped us focus on developing appropriate material and strategies to meet our needs within limited budget and time frame constraints. Osamu’s strong organizational and project management skills Osamu coupled with innovative approaches and alternatives has produced a number of very high quality and effective brochures, signage and web designs. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for a professional and result-oriented marketing and promotional material.
Robin Sinha, Carleton Sustainable Energy Research Centre
Zen Ideas helped us transform our corporate presentation from standard to wow! His process of breaking down our original presentation, focusing on what matters and creating a story, resulted in an amazing final presentation the whole team felt proud showcasing!
Jon Milne, Invest Ottawa
Zen Ideas developed a very professional, thoughtfully crafted presentation for us. Osamu was able to synthesize a great deal of information and creatively package the information in a simple storyline that was beyond our expectations each step of the way. He was attentive to our needs and made himself available even for a last minute request. I am confident in recommending him in the development of professional, time-sensitive, creative presentations.
Jeremy Sager, Natural Resources Canada
Osamu is an extremely competent and organized project manager and has a solid and creative talent for print and web design. While working with him, I am always confident that projects are kept on track and on budget, and exceed our clients’ expectations. I always look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with him.
Rob Dorcas, Woodside Agency
It was really a great experience and pleasure working with Osamu and his team to improve our company’s website, as well as re-branding our corporate image. They brought us professional and creative design and the website that they created was beyond our expectations. As a result, we gain a huge business opportunities. Their management in time and budget was also fantastic!
Fenqiang Zhuang, Feyasoft Inc.
Osamu is the artist and craftsman of visual messages. No matter how large or small the project is, the company pays full attention to details and creates web and print materials that really please me. His focus is not only on the final outcomes, but also each stage of the design process which benefits me to express my thoughts of what I really want.
Eric Tardif, Artist / Sculptor
Osamu has a great way of taking key cues from client discussions and transforming them into the perfect layout and graphical representations online.
Marc McArthur, Crosstaff Solution Inc.