Hello! I'm Wataru.

I’m a nomadic web developer with a passion to create wonderful things.

I believe that having passion and clear core values are crucial to any project, big or small. I strive to make great contributions to your projects and hopefully people's lives.


From early in my childhood, I always loved to envision, create, as well as fix and tinker with things. Solving problems, improving or making something better is something I always enjoy.

After getting my degree in Industrial Design (BID) in university with some professional work placements, I ventured out of my hometown of Ottawa, Canada and went to Japan and South East Asia for travel and a bit of soul searching. During that time I was involved with various projects and adapted my skills to become a web developer. Some projects I was involved with were:

  • E-commerce sites, portal sites, reservation systems and APIs.
  • Wordpress sites with custom designs and logic.
  • Design and coding of a desktop and responsive mobile sites.
  • Integrating various third-party APIs/Services.

Currently I am now focusing on remote web development to better fit my lifestyle and get various experience and challenges from various clients and projects around the world. I'm also constantly learning other software and programming languages to experiment and to further broaden my skills.

When I'm off work and studying I love spending time with my lovely wife, exploring (around the world or around the neighbourhood), taking photos or just chillin' in a café.


01 Consult + Research

We begin the project by understanding the goals, about you and your users or customers.

02 Design + Spec

We start to design: brainstorm, iterate and refine ideas into more concrete concepts and/or working prototypes.

03 Develop + Optimize

We develop the solution and optimize as much as we can to provide the best performance and experience possible.

tools & skillset

  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Javascript
  • SQL
  • English, Japanese
  • Sublime Text 3
  • Sketch
  • Adobe CS/CC
  • Terminal
  • Google
  • MacBook Pro
  • FuelPHP
  • Laravel
  • CakePHP
  • JQuery/AJAX
  • AngularJS
  • Bootstrap/Foundation
  • Sass/Less/Gulp


Wataru Watanabe - wataruwatanabe.net

Personal website and branding

Personal website made with Laravel and Foundation, with a little AngularJS for the contact form.
View on Behance →

SALE - sale.net.vn

Industrial kitchen supplier website

SALE is a supplier and consultant for industrial kitchens.
The responsive website with Admin area to manage content was built using FuelPHP framework and Twitter Bootstrap.

Eigopedia - eigopedia.com

A website for teaching and translating English for Japanese

Eigopedia is an English resource site for Japanese who can ask simple questions about various English words and expressions.
The site was built using Wordpress and the theme was customized based on the Simple Bootstrap template.

contact me

Let me know directly if you have any questions, comments or anything you would like to discuss with me.

I will try to reply ASAP, usually within a day or two.

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