Co-Event Directors Rob Baen & Sheila Purkey were in a spot when they lost access to their hosting accounts and eventually their event websites. We were able to retrieve most of the important content from the internet archives, and gave the entire Philly Swing website a significant design update, based on the framework we set up on libertyswing.com. In 2022, we took on the additional role of Social Media manager, creating video reels and still media for both FB and Instagram.
Co-Event Directors Rob Baen & Sheila Purkey were in a spot when they lost access to their hosting accounts and eventually their event websites. Following the same process we used to recreate and improve phillyswing.com, we created a new website for Freedom Swing. In 2022, we took on the additional role of Social Media manager, creating video reels and still media for both FB and Instagram.
The NASDE team was doing an extensive database restructuring behind the scenes. They thought it was time to update the website technology at the same time, and asked Viva Design Studio to convert their site to Wordpress without dramatically changing the overall look and UX. They felt it was important that accessing tour data be the focus of the site. We agreed and kept the site true to the original while upgrading the technology.
Rose City Swing is a concept with one thing in mind: sharing our passion in dance. We are here to help spread the love, joy, and creative spirit of our community.
The team at P4J gave DIY their best shot, but when they realized they were in over their head, they started looking at event sites for a lead on a designer. They found Viva Design Studio’s link at the bottom of their favorite sites, so they contacted us. We did our thing, and the P4J ladies were delighted with the results.
Kristen came to us to upgrade her self-designed Wix site into a three-pronged professional resume: Corporate Editor/Producer; Dancer (Competitor, Instructor, and Event Director); and Creator of all kinds of amazing stuff across a variety of platforms. Challenge accepted! Kristen was thrilled with the results.
Josh Angel wanted a website that paid homage to its predecessor while looking to the future. Together we created an archive of the best West Coast Swing music submitted and compiled each month from the top WCS DJs from around the world.
In January 2022, Kristen Shaw took over the reigns as Event Director of CSB, an exciting New Year’s Eve event boasting WSDC comps, conga lines, and a sit down dinner before the countdown at midnight! She wanted a rebranded website with fun and energy in line with her vision for the future of the event! With beautiful new branded artwork from Nicole Zwerlein, we built a website that said, “Let’s Party!”
The Council approached Viva Design Studio with a request to add two new event forms to the site. What we discovered was a neglected backend with outdated WP, plugin and themes, plus no backup file. We carefully constructed a staging site that included the original, extensive functional php customizations, performed all the necessary version updates, and created the new forms. Viva will be responsible for ongoing maintenance and content creation for the WSDC site.
John Lindo was teaching and DJing at a cool NJ honky-tonk in the early days of Viva Design Studio. Over the years we talked about ideas for websites. In 2018, the time was finally right, and we did a redesign of John’s “personal brand” website. We found photos and wrote copy that captured the essence of John Lindo while providing visitors with pertinent information about John’s global appearances. It proved to be the first of many collaborations in the years that followed.