handcrafting heartfelt

web designs & branding

for female creatives since 2008

Welcome to a beautiful online space
that you can call your very own.

A space that is as professional as the business you’re working so hard to grow.
A space that gives your business a special kind of class and beauty in a sea of creativity and competition.

Viva la Violet is a feminine design studio, handcrafting websites and branding for creatives and entrepreneurs like you.

More than just a pretty face, your website needs to attract new people to your heart-centered tribe and invite them to be a part of what you’re doing.

What you need is a beautifully designed website (made with an extra dose of sparkle) that speaks to the heart of your ideal audience
and will convert those people into raving fans–and sales.

Ready to get started?

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Ready-to-Launch Website Shop

Say hello to your new website! In a matter of days (not weeks, not months!), you will have a beautiful, customized website that looks amazing on any device and has the power and magnetism to be a driving force in your business. Powerful, yet feminine. Customizable, yet DIY. Because I believe you deserve to have the best of both worlds.

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custom design services

Are you too busy being CEO of your business and need to outsource the work of creating and designing a new website and brand? Are you overwhelmed with the thought of DIY-ing all the technicalities? This is where I come in. Custom website & branding design means you can skip any headaches and overwhelm and, instead, just feel cared for by an expert designer.

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Education

Take your creative business to the next level with the all new ecourse- 5 Steps to a Successful Website. Made with heart-centered business owners like you in mind, this course will take you from uncertain to confident that you have an amazing website. At the end of the course you will be armed with the resources and tactics to turn your website into a great success.

ready-to-launch website shop

Featured Projects

Handcrafting Heartfelt Websites + Branding for Female Creatives | Darya Abassi | by Viva la Violet | Showit | Showit5
Handcrafting Heartfelt Websites + Branding for Female Creatives | Ketley Allison | by Viva la Violet | Showit | Showit5
Handcrafting Heartfelt Websites + Branding for Female Creatives | Bakerita | by Viva la Violet

Client Love

Vicki Bolick

“I have worked with Heather for over three years including two entire site “re-dos.” She is without a doubt one of the best in the business! My WordPress website is truly a work of art, and judging by the many compliments I receive my readers think so too! Working with Heather has truly been a pleasure, from her professionalism to her vision and artistic talent. She is truly a rare find in this industry, and I look forward to working with Heather for many, many years.”
2016-08-29T16:16:08+00:00
“I have worked with Heather for over three years including two entire site “re-dos.” She is without a doubt one of the best in the business! My WordPress website is truly a work of art, and judging by the many compliments I receive my readers think so too! Working with Heather has truly been a pleasure, from her professionalism to her vision and artistic talent. She is truly a rare find in this industry, and I look forward to working with Heather for many, many years.”

Lindsay Staniszewski

“Heather not only provides incredible customer service, responding to each and every e-mail inquiry in the most timely fashion, but her expertise and knowledge in graphic and web design is unparalleled to anyone I’ve ever worked with! Heather can take a Pinterest board of inspiration and turn it into a beautifully unique brand, and a cohesive website that incorporates small details and big picture identity. Heather is incredibly kind, generous and an amazing joy to work with. beyond BLK+WHT is a dream come to life — my very own personal blog — and I will forever sing Heather’s praises. I highly recommend Heather — a friend, an incredible talent and a design angel!”
2016-02-09T22:29:27+00:00
“Heather not only provides incredible customer service, responding to each and every e-mail inquiry in the most timely fashion, but her expertise and knowledge in graphic and web design is unparalleled to anyone I’ve ever worked with! Heather can take a Pinterest board of inspiration and turn it into a beautifully unique brand, and a cohesive website that incorporates small details and big picture identity. Heather is incredibly kind, generous and an amazing joy to work with. beyond BLK+WHT is a dream come to life — my very own personal blog — and I will forever sing Heather’s praises. I highly recommend Heather — a friend, an incredible talent and a design angel!”

Kelly Halsch

"Heather has designed two websites for me now--both my personal blog and photography site.  I am so impressed by her ability to take my little fleeting thoughts and ideas and turn them into something beyond my wildest imagination and make them so beautifully reflect me.   I've had so many people comment on my blog design, and it all comes back to Heather and her beautiful work.  I would highly recommend her services to anyone searching for a great web designer!"
2015-07-13T15:15:47+00:00
"Heather has designed two websites for me now--both my personal blog and photography site.  I am so impressed by her ability to take my little fleeting thoughts and ideas and turn them into something beyond my wildest imagination and make them so beautifully reflect me.   I've had so many people comment on my blog design, and it all comes back to Heather and her beautiful work.  I would highly recommend her services to anyone searching for a great web designer!"

Amy Atherton

“I absolutely loved working with Heather! From the very beginning when I contacted her about a personalized WordPress theme through the end of the installation, she was incredibly prompt and professional. After explaining what I had in mind, Heather created a gorgeous design that perfectly fit my vision: something chic, feminine, and classy. Heather is extremely talented, and I truly appreciate her dedication to bringing my vision to life. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to give their website a fresh, clean, and professional look! ”

-Amy's Healthy Baking

2017-06-23T21:33:32+00:00

-Amy's Healthy Baking

“I absolutely loved working with Heather! From the very beginning when I contacted her about a personalized WordPress theme through the end of the installation, she was incredibly prompt and professional. After explaining what I had in mind, Heather created a gorgeous design that perfectly fit my vision: something chic, feminine, and classy. Heather is extremely talented, and I truly appreciate her dedication to bringing my vision to life. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to give their website a fresh, clean, and professional look! ”

Rachel Conners

"Working with Heather was a DREAM! She was able to turn my jumbled vision into a beautiful, user-friendly design that highlights my content in a stunning way. She’s incredibly responsive and hardworking, and was able to quickly make all of the changes I requested both during the design process and installation. I’ve never worked with a web designer who has been so fast and so kind with such great design intuition and implementation. My readers love the design and the new functionalities as well. Thank you so much for my beautiful new website, Heather!"
2017-09-06T14:22:25+00:00
"Working with Heather was a DREAM! She was able to turn my jumbled vision into a beautiful, user-friendly design that highlights my content in a stunning way. She’s incredibly responsive and hardworking, and was able to quickly make all of the changes I requested both during the design process and installation. I’ve never worked with a web designer who has been so fast and so kind with such great design intuition and implementation. My readers love the design and the new functionalities as well. Thank you so much for my beautiful new website, Heather!"

Erin Anderson

“Heather was such a gem to work with! She “got me” and my design aesthetic right away and her branding was spot on! She patiently talked me through and held my hand through every step of setting up my website! I wholeheartedly recommend her to any creative wanting to build their brand and web presence! ”
2017-03-08T17:01:40+00:00
“Heather was such a gem to work with! She “got me” and my design aesthetic right away and her branding was spot on! She patiently talked me through and held my hand through every step of setting up my website! I wholeheartedly recommend her to any creative wanting to build their brand and web presence! ”

Aimee Perkins

“My potential blog followers are floored and blown over when I hand them a professionally done card created by Heather. Heather nailed my logo by just me answering a few questions. Beautiful is the resounding response I have received when people have checked out my blog. I feel so confident to show my work as a recipe developer and kitchen mentor with the platform that Heather created. Having Heather as part of my dream team is priceless. I am beaming!!!”
2017-06-23T21:38:38+00:00
“My potential blog followers are floored and blown over when I hand them a professionally done card created by Heather. Heather nailed my logo by just me answering a few questions. Beautiful is the resounding response I have received when people have checked out my blog. I feel so confident to show my work as a recipe developer and kitchen mentor with the platform that Heather created. Having Heather as part of my dream team is priceless. I am beaming!!!”

Sarah Chancey

"I gave Heather my vision and she really just took it from there and made it even better than I imagined! Her designs are simple, eye catching, and right on target with current web design trends. I am very, very picky and attention to detail oriented, and Heather went above and beyond, until I felt 150% positive about the entire site! Every detail was taken care of. And, she made my site responsive, which is so important in today’s web standards. I recommend her services to anyone out there!!"
2014-06-24T16:57:00+00:00
"I gave Heather my vision and she really just took it from there and made it even better than I imagined! Her designs are simple, eye catching, and right on target with current web design trends. I am very, very picky and attention to detail oriented, and Heather went above and beyond, until I felt 150% positive about the entire site! Every detail was taken care of. And, she made my site responsive, which is so important in today’s web standards. I recommend her services to anyone out there!!"

Darya Abassi

“Heather was so lovely to work with. She was very responsive and answered all of my questions, was super patient, and helped me get a better idea of what I was looking for in my website design. I wasn’t completely sure what I wanted my website to look like, but the end result turned out to be so much more than what I could have imagined! I love everything from the logo, the layout, and all the little details that went into it! I would definitely recommend Heather for anyone looking for a talented web designer.”
2018-02-08T16:25:48+00:00
“Heather was so lovely to work with. She was very responsive and answered all of my questions, was super patient, and helped me get a better idea of what I was looking for in my website design. I wasn’t completely sure what I wanted my website to look like, but the end result turned out to be so much more than what I could have imagined! I love everything from the logo, the layout, and all the little details that went into it! I would definitely recommend Heather for anyone looking for a talented web designer.”

Christine Cherpak

"Working with Heather was a dream come true! Her attention to detail, exquisite creativity, dedication, communication, professionalism, and ability to offer a comprehensive suite of services are assets that distinguish Viva la Violet. I sincerely appreciated Heather’s tireless effort to artistically captivate my brand’s spirit. From the very first communication I had with Heather, I knew she was “golden” because she conveyed enthusiasm, expertise, and collaboration. Heather has delivered excellence beyond my high expectations and become a part of my brand. I am thankful for the friendship and design partnership that we continue to cultivate as my needs grow. For anyone seeking the ultimate creative services with heart and soul, working with Heather is a must!"
2016-08-29T16:13:04+00:00
"Working with Heather was a dream come true! Her attention to detail, exquisite creativity, dedication, communication, professionalism, and ability to offer a comprehensive suite of services are assets that distinguish Viva la Violet. I sincerely appreciated Heather’s tireless effort to artistically captivate my brand’s spirit. From the very first communication I had with Heather, I knew she was “golden” because she conveyed enthusiasm, expertise, and collaboration. Heather has delivered excellence beyond my high expectations and become a part of my brand. I am thankful for the friendship and design partnership that we continue to cultivate as my needs grow. For anyone seeking the ultimate creative services with heart and soul, working with Heather is a must!"

Laura Dembowski

“Heather took my few ideas and turned them into the blog of my dreams. It was a pleasure working with her and I could not be more pleased with the experience from start to finish.”
2017-08-09T20:10:33+00:00
“Heather took my few ideas and turned them into the blog of my dreams. It was a pleasure working with her and I could not be more pleased with the experience from start to finish.”

Kimberly Morgan

“Heather was awesome! So easy to work with and completely nailed the design. She really understands the look or feel you want for your site. She was also very quick to respond to any questions I had throughout the process. I would definitely recommend Heather and her services to anyone looking for a great website designer!!”
2017-06-23T21:35:04+00:00
“Heather was awesome! So easy to work with and completely nailed the design. She really understands the look or feel you want for your site. She was also very quick to respond to any questions I had throughout the process. I would definitely recommend Heather and her services to anyone looking for a great website designer!!”

Aileen Xu

“Heather is such a talented and helpful web designer and developer. I’m so lucky to have found someone who GETS IT. She has a great eye for design and is willing to build whatever you can dream up – even if she doesn’t know how to do it yet, she will find out and deliver! Would definitely recommend Heather to anyone who wants to bring their dream website aesthetics to life!”
2018-02-08T16:23:49+00:00
“Heather is such a talented and helpful web designer and developer. I’m so lucky to have found someone who GETS IT. She has a great eye for design and is willing to build whatever you can dream up – even if she doesn’t know how to do it yet, she will find out and deliver! Would definitely recommend Heather to anyone who wants to bring their dream website aesthetics to life!”

Shania Grubbs

"Working with Heather was an absolute pleasure! She took the vision that I had for my website and brought it to life with her skills. Not only was she super talented from a professional standpoint, she was also very sweet and courteous. My emails were replied to promptly and she went above and beyond the call of duty to help me with things that I needed clarity with. I would work with Heather again in a heart beat!"
2017-07-13T17:48:09+00:00
"Working with Heather was an absolute pleasure! She took the vision that I had for my website and brought it to life with her skills. Not only was she super talented from a professional standpoint, she was also very sweet and courteous. My emails were replied to promptly and she went above and beyond the call of duty to help me with things that I needed clarity with. I would work with Heather again in a heart beat!"

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