Maria Traino - Inspired Studio

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I teach entrepreneurs how to build a clear, cohesive and timeless brand inspired by your passion, authenticity and truth.

Without having to learn trendy marketing tactics, tackling technology, or hiring an expensive advertising agency.


Hi! Maria here.

In my experience, I know one ultimate fact to be true: your business is a reflection of you.

So, who am I? I grew up the daughter of third-generation Italian restaurant owners who instilled two lifelong values in me: family + service. My two sisters and I learned from an early age that there was much more to our family’s restaurant than what was on the menu. Our restaurant served camaraderie, friendships, stories, relaxation, and laughter.

My grandfather always told my father, who always told my sisters and I...

Treat everyone who comes in here the same—whether it’s the president or our neighbor.

Service has been an everyday part of my life, from working in my family restaurant to creating one-of-a-kind brand identities for business owners thought the Northeast.

In 2012, I took a leap of faith and created Inspired Studio, a boutique brand design and strategic marketing agency located just outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Throughout the years, I’ve worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, CEOs, Marketing Directors, and craftsman who ooze with passion. I’ve spent tens of thousands of hours listening and pouring my skills into bringing beautiful brands to life.

Let me let you in on a secret… when client’s hire a brand designer, they expect them to have all of the answers. The truth is… my job is to give them the building blocks to tell the story that already exists within them.

People inspire me, they always have. Their dreams, their stories, their passions, their motivation, the way they act on their ideas, and the difference they make in the world. Their unrelenting ability to always find their center, their true north, and keep trudging on, no matter the challenges—not just in business, but in life. Every single person possesses this drive, somewhere deep inside, whether they know it or not.

…and I know you have it deep within yourself, too!

I’m grateful every day to be able to do what I love, to collaborate with visionaries to create something authentic, intentional, and inspired.

Let’s create an inspired brand, together, shall we?


Learn how to tell and sell your story with purpose, clarity, and connection.

I’ve taken everything I’ve learned from spending tens of thousands of hours of working with entrepreneurs, and channeled it into helping you clarify an authentic, intentional brand that leaves your audience inspired.

Build a Better Brand is a step-by-step process for building a clear, cohesive, and timeless brand.


✔ Small Business Owners
✔ Service-Based Businesses
✔ Solopreneurs
✔ Non-Profits CEOs
✔ Marketing Directors

A done-with-you format designed to be completed at your own pace, and on your own time.

✘ No trendy marketing tactics, intimidating technology, or fancy advertising agency included.


Branding & Marketing Consulting

One-on-one consulting and coaching for entrepreneurs, solo-preneurs and marketing directors in need of specific branding and marketing guidance.



“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


Inspired Logo Design

An “inspired” design is one that is intentionally infused with purpose, passion and professionalism that attracts and connects with those it’s meant to impact. Go from misrepresenting your business and inauthentic visuals to having a strong brand identity and awareness through professional, high-end design.

I believe in your success.

I'm a creative, remember? Build a Better Brand is not the only thing I made for you.

I created a free training to help you shift 4 mental blocks getting in the way of marketing your business amidst uncertainty.

It's free, and risk-free! But that doesn't mean that it wasn't made with your transformation in mind. <3

I'll see you in the webinar?