ABOUT US

Nice to meet you.

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

THE VIVA TEAM.

THE FRONT OFFICE.

Kathleen Kroll Romana

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

Equipped with a BS degree in Computer Science and 2 decades of IT experience at several major corporations in the NYC area, I switched gears and started Viva in 2006. Building websites is the perfect melding of my tech background and a lifelong passion for creative arts and design. I wear most of the hats here, from receptionist to designer and more. When I am not working, chances are I am dancing — 5,6,7,8 — at a West Coast Swing social, or traveling to a warmer latitude with my husband.

THE BACK OFFICE.*

Viva Design Studio is a boutique web design studio specializing in creating great websites for small business owners. We realize that Branding, Search Engine Optimization, Google Pay-per-Clicks, Social Media, Tech Support and Website Upkeep are very important services as well.

Through a collaboration of highly-regarded, independent creatives, Viva Design Studio is able to provide clients with a comprehensive digital experience that also includes branding, SEO marketing and post-launch site maintenance. Viva acts as coordinating liaison, however you’ll interact with them directly for these additional services*.
*Separate invoicing applies.

Taylor Dunham

Branding

Your brand tells your customers who you are, what you are about, and what sets you apart from your competitors. NYC Interactive Media Designer Taylor Dunham creates unique, consistent branding that makes your business memorable, with original logos, color palettes, business cards and more.

Adam Binder

SEO and Social Media

Adam 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 and 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.

RECOGNITION | PUBLICATIONS | COMMUNITY
ORGANIZATIONDESCRIPTIONPROJECTROLE
AWWWARDSAward: Mobile Excellence-05/15/18Viva Design StudioDesigner
AWWWARDSNomination: Site of the Day-05/10/18Viva Design StudioDesigner
ELEGANT THEMESUnique Design LayoutViva Design StudioDesigner
ELEGANT THEMESProject ShowcaseWindsor AcademyDesigner
ELEGANT THEMESFreelancer ShowcaseViva Design StudioDesigner
ELEGANT THEMESProject ShowcaseGlenn Castle MooreDesigner
ELEGANT THEMESSite Makeover ChallengeWindsor AcademyDesigner
ELEGANT THEMESScaling Your BusinessJosh Hall SeriesGuest Speaker
ELEGANT THEMESFollow Your JoyDivi Nation SeriesGuest Speaker
DIVI CHATDivi.Chat AppearancesVarious PodcastsGuest Co-Host
MONTEREY PREMIERGrowing Your BusinessBlog PostGuest Blogger
ELEGANT MARKETPLACEDefining MomentsBlog PostGuest Blogger
ELEGANT MARKETPLACEDesign Case StudyBlog PostGuest Blogger
WORDPRESSWCUS 2016 PhiladelphiaCommunity BuildingAttendee
FACEBOOKDivi Theme Help & Share GroupCommunity SupportAdmin/Member

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.