Nice to meet you.

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

You may have seen me in various FB groups like Divi Theme Help & Share where I stay abreast of the latest design concepts, or giving back to the community that helped me when I first took up WordPress. Since then, I’ve been interviewed by Elegant Themes’ Nathan B. Weller for their weekly DiviNation podcast, as well as by Josh Hall, as part of a series about scaling your web design business! I even had the opportunity to meet with the ET team at the WordCampUS event in Philadelphia. My company, as well as several of my designs, have been featured on Elegant Themes’ blog here, here and here. I’ve also “ghost-designed” sites (called “whitelabeling”) for other design firms. And, I have guest-blogged about relevant topics on various leading websites in the industry. Occasionally, I have dropped by divi.chat, weekly podcasts that touch on web design topics.


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, I switched gears and started Viva in 2006. Personal service is a the heart of the work I 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. I 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.

Plus, you’ll get outstanding service from the Viva team before — and after– the website is launched. The resulting website will be an asset to your business.


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. While I act as coordinating liaison, you interact with them directly for these additional services.
*Separate invoicing applies.

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 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.

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.