ABOUT US

Nice to meet you.

(After this introduction, it’s all about YOU!)

As admin for the FB groups Divi Theme Help & Share and Digital Marketing Masterminds, I stay abreast of the latest technological advances, as well as give back to the community by sharing my own knowledge and experiences with members.

From time to time, I guest-blog about relevant topics on various leading websites in the WordPress realm.

In addition, my company, as well as several of my designs, have been featured on Elegant Theme‘s blog here, here and most recently here. We had the opportunity to meet with the ET team at the WordCampUS event in Philadelphia in December 2016.

Most recently, I’ve teamed up with some of my web friends for divi.chat, a weekly water cooler-style podcast.

THE FRONT OFFICE.

Kathleen Kroll Romana

Founder, Creative Director, Webmaster, WordPress Specialist, Graphic Artist, Helping Hand and more.

With a BS degree in Computer Science and 2 decades of IT experience at several major corporations in the NYC area, Kathy switched gears and started Viva in 2006. Personal service is a the heart of the work we do with Small Business owners, enthusiastically creating impressive web sites with a purpose: to help convert online searchers into loyal customers.

A successful working relationship is based on good communication. We focus on learning all about your business, listening closely, responding to all your questions, and addressing all your concerns. We exchange lots of feedback throughout the process, so there are no surprises.

The resulting website will be an asset to your business. Plus, you’ll get outstanding service from the Viva team before — and after– the website is launched. Professional, but also personal, we make each and every project “distinctive”!

THE BACK OFFICE.*

Viva Design Studio is a boutique studio specializing in designing great websites. However, Branding, Search Engine Optimization, Google Pay-per-Clicks, Social Media, Tech Support and Website Upkeep are very important services as well. To assure that all your web needs are met, I have a select network of trusted associates on hand that I collaborate with. I act as a coordinating liaison for these additional services, but receive no commission or compensation from them. *Separate invoicing applies.

Chris Willem

Sales Lead Generation

When we spot a local business that we think could use our help, Chris breaks the ice and makes the introductions. Don’t be surprised when he reaches out via phone, email or an impromptu visit to your business. He leads the way to a great website experience.

Adam Binder

SEO and Social Media

Adam Binder helps businesses and organizations realize their fullest potential through a leveraging of innovative and evocative digital marketing efforts. Adam oversees each campaign, ensuring consistent quality and award-winning results.

Tammy Grant

Maintenance Support

Tammy maintains your website on an ongoing basis. Backups, software and databases updates and security upgrades need to be done regularly, to protect your site from hackers and malware and improve overall site performance.

David Elster

Development and Data Analysis

David elevates your website to the next level, by coding those elements that make you go “Wow!” He’s been making the big pages load faster too. Seriously magical stuff from this guy.

THE PROCESS.

The process begins with an in-person or over-the-phone consultation to get an understanding of your business, your website objectives and goals, and style preferences for your website.

DISCOVER

We start by discovering what your business is all about. We pick your brain, and listen to your story.

DESIGN

With words, images, fonts and colors, your website is designed to present your story in a unique, captivating way.

DEVELOP

It is developed with technology that adapts to desktops and mobiles, like tablets, iPads and smart phones.

DEPLOY

When you are completely satisfied, it is loaded to your hosted domain, and launched on the web.

Viva? Yes, Viva!

Wondering why I chose Viva for the name of my company? I was looking for something that captured the essence of how much I enjoy designing websites!
This was the closest I could find, then I shortened it to Viva:
From vivacious*: happy, lively and energetic in temper, conduct, or spirit. *Compiled from Merriam-Webster.com.

viva**: 2006, reinterpreted: a joy for living, while doing what one loves.

**Kathleen Kroll Romana, web designer.