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 company specializing in creating great website designs 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 for your website to perform at its best.

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.

Gina Romana

Graphic Designer

Your brand tells your customers who you are, what you are about, and what sets you apart from your competitors. Graphic Designer Gina Romana creates unique, consistent branding that makes your business memorable, with original logos, color palettes and more.

Stephanie Hudson

Maintenance and Support

Stephanie and her team at FocusWP.co maintain 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.

Adam Binder

SEO and Social Media

Adam at CCM 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.

RECOGNITION | PUBLICATIONS | COMMUNITY
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION PROJECT ROLE
AWWWARDS Award: Mobile Excellence-05/15/18 Viva Design Studio Designer
AWWWARDS Nomination: Site of the Day-05/10/18 Viva Design Studio Designer
ELEGANT THEMES Unique Design Layout Viva Design Studio Designer
ELEGANT THEMES Project Showcase Windsor Academy Designer
ELEGANT THEMES Freelancer Showcase Viva Design Studio Designer
ELEGANT THEMES Project Showcase Glenn Castle Moore Designer
ELEGANT THEMES Site Makeover Challenge Windsor Academy Designer
ELEGANT THEMES Scaling Your Business Josh Hall Series Guest Speaker
ELEGANT THEMES Follow Your Joy Divi Nation Series Guest Speaker
DIVI CHAT Divi.Chat Appearances Various Podcasts Guest Co-Host
MONTEREY PREMIER Growing Your Business Blog Post Guest Blogger
ELEGANT MARKETPLACE Defining Moments Blog Post Guest Blogger
ELEGANT MARKETPLACE Design Case Study Blog Post Guest Blogger
WORDPRESS WCUS 2016 Philadelphia Community Building Attendee
FACEBOOK Divi Theme Help & Share Group Community Support Admin/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.