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Elevate Your Life’s Work—AND Your Business Take back some time to be the leader of your business. Partner with Inspired’s design and marketing experts who will be as invested in your business as you are.

Branding & Marketing Consulting

One-on-one consulting for entrepreneurs and marketing directors ready to maximize their branding and marketing efforts through accountability, support and ideas


Let’s get to the root of your branding, design, and marketing challenges. I will work closely with you to identify challenges, define goals, and map out a step-by-step process to work toward them.


With consistent communication and careful planning we will find the best ways to speak specifically to your ideal audience. We’ll look at who it is you’re serving, who you want to be serving, and how you can connect with them in a way that will turn into more business for you.

Hi, I'm Maria Traino, founder and Creative Director of Inspired Studio. One thing I’ve done since day one in business, with every single client, is actively listen. As a naturally curious person, listening to my clients and understanding their “why” and the vision they have for their beloved business has been one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of my career. For more than 7 years and literally countless hours, I’ve been listening and learning and naturally… consulting.

60- or 90-minute consulting sessions can be booked to help you sort out questions like:

  • We’ve spent years advertising but I don’t know if it’s working.
  • I know that 80% of my profits come from 20% of my customers, so how do I attract more customers like that 20%?
  • Business is good, but I know it can be better. I don’t want to spend a tremendous amount on advertising, so which medium is going to give me the best bang for my buck?

Or maybe you need some help with:

  • Accountability. Someone to help keep you focused on working on your business instead of in it.
  • Support. Someone to cheer you on when no one seems to understand your vision.
  • Ideas. Someone to brainstorm with about business, branding and marketing who “gets it.”

With consistent communication and planning we will find the best ways to speak specifically to your ideal audience. We’ll look at who it is you’re serving, who you want to be serving, and how you can connect with them in a way that will turn into more business for you.

The purpose of these sessions are to deeply connect with you and get to the root of branding, design, and marketing challenges. We will work closely together to identify your largest obstacles and map out a strategic process to work toward overcoming them.

The relationships I’ve built and continue to build with my clients are some of the most meaningful of my life, because they’ve given me the opportunity to serve in the way I was meant to.


90-minute sessions are perfect for overcoming one specific challenge, but six consecutive weeks of 60-minute sessions will prepare you for optimal success.


One-on-one meeting(s) with marketing/brand design expert


Marketing and branding strategies

Brainstorming and idea-generating

Email and phone support


“You must always be prepared to place a bet on yourself, on your future, by heading in a direction that others seem to fear.”



Schedule a free consultation call NOW to speak with me about how we can take your business to the next level in 2020.

Are you ready for accountability, support and ideas to help you level-up your business’ branding and marketing in 2020?


As a creative problem solver, I am committed to helping you achieve your goals by being:

... an active listener, understanding, and someone who becomes invested in the wellbeing of your business

... respectful of your time, we will set goals and find creative ways to reach them quickly and effectively

... professional and reliable, your best interest will always be at heart


My Approach


I believe that entrepreneurs and CEOs have a fire in their belly and are in business for a purpose, and my purpose is to help them fulfill theirs effectively and beautifully.


I believe that every client has a unique message to share with their unique audience. I believe that an authentic connection can be made through a strong and cohesive brand. The right messages, design, and visibility of the client all play important roles in not just telling their story, but selling it.


I believe in my clients’ “why”—it gets us to the root of design, branding and messaging challenges finding the best ways to overcome them. Surface-level designs are not in our repertoire—strategic designs are a result of deep-rooted truths mixed with high-end skillsets.


I firmly believe in the creation of new ideas and captivating brand experiences through every point of interaction, producing real impact for clients—with strategy, consistency, and strength.


My clients come from many different industries with many different challenges and goals. A few things are consistent:

They are passionately mission-driven—committed to doing what it takes to make their own kind of impact.

They are visionary! Their dreams will become a reality and they know "it takes a village." They want to stay in their leadership roles and appreciate the power of a winning collaboration.

They know the value of a strong brand—they've seen first-hand what works and what doesn't, and wants help maintaining consistency or wants to totally up-level.



“First, thank you! The strategy is working great, I didn't believe I could double our size in just a few months when we spoke about it. However, I said to myself, ‘maybe it is as easy as Maria thinks, so just roll with it.’ Guess what? I'm half way there!!”


Christian Saunders Real Estate