Kimberly Skillin Traina
For over 30 years, Kim has been creating innovative marketing strategies combining design, photography and story writing.
Beginning in 1986, she formed KS Design in central Massachusetts. For the next 10 years, she was educated, enlightened and challenged by a wide variety of projects for corporate clients including utilities, law firms, hospitals, biotechnology start-ups, design-build, and engineering firms.
Projects included creating courtroom presentations for high profile cases in Boston, to helping biotechnology start-ups go public and positioning multiple utilities to receive licensing and funding.
The media ranged from creating visitor center and trade show exhibits to print materials, sales and educational presentations, signage and photography.
In 1996, Kim moved home to Maine and continued to service a select few clients from the corporate world, while refocusing her business to work more with smaller businesses, non-profits and entrepreneurs.
In 2008, she re-branded her business, changing the name to Jumpstart Creative to better reflect what she does for clients... question. listen. brainstorm. define. create. communicate....to provide effective communication through creative solutions.
Portfolio of Clients
Management Accounting in New England - Brunswick, Maine
Management Alternatives & System Services, Inc.- Westford, Mass. Masters, Fowlie & Engelberg - Rockland, Maine
Assisted Living Communities
The Lincoln Home - Newcastle, Maine
One2One Care - Newcastle, Maine
Eldercare Network - Damariscotta, Maine Sunnybrook/Avita - Brunswick, Maine Susan Bailis Assisted Living - Boston, Mass.
Vicarage by the Sea Dementia Care - Harpswell, Maine
Beacon Analytical - Portland, Maine
Hybridon - Worcester, Mass.
Edgecomb Boatworks - Edgecomb, Maine
Newcastle Marine - Newcastle, Maine
L Bouchard, Assoc., llc - Jefferson, Maine
Christine Griffin - Guardian Ad Litem - Rockland, Maine Grace Noonan-Kaye - Peaks Island, Maine Maggie Pierce, Health & Wellness- Harpswell, Maine
Consigli Construction - Milford, Mass.
Cutler Design/Build - Worcester, Mass.
Cullinan Engineering - Auburn, Mass.
Hagar Enterprises - Damariscotta, Maine
YMCA - Boothbay, Maine
Skidompha Library Business Council - Damariscotta, Maine
Pilgrim Lodge, United Church of Christ - Augusta, Maine
Family Birthing Center, Parkland Medical Center - Derry, N.H.
Maine Medical Center - Portland, Maine
Mid-Coast Hospital - Brunswick, Maine
UMass Medical - Worcester, Mass.
WalthamWeston Hospital - Waltham, Mass.
Integrative Health Care
Body of Waters/Integrative Therapies - Newcastle, Maine Endless Spa - Newcastle, Maine
Women's Health - State of Maine
Cheney Insurance - Damariscotta, Maine
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. - Boston, Mass.
Skidompha - Damariscotta, Maine
Children’s Museums - Portland, Maine and Boston, Mass.
Fifth Maine Museum - Peaks Island, Maine
Knox Museum - Thomaston, Maine
Seashore Trolley Museum - Kennebunkport, Maine
Science and Nature Visitor Center - Seabrook, NH
Thompson Ice House - So. Bristol, Maine
Group Home Foundation - Belfast, Maine
Karl’s Kids - Damariscotta, Maine
Public Relations & Marketing
Barton & Gingold Marketing & Communications - Portland, Maine
BMC Strategies - Brookline, Mass.
Becker Institute - Sudbury, Mass.
Muskie Institute - Portland, Maine
Resorts, Restaurants and Inns
Hampton Inn - Maine Course Hospitality Group - Brunswick, Maine Harbor Room, Round Pond, Maine
Mill Pond Inn - Damariscotta, Maine
Newcastle Inn - Newcastle, Maine
Sheepscot Harbour Village & Resort - Edgecomb, Maine
Coastal Car Wash - Damariscotta, Maine Lapointe Lumber - Augusta, Maine
Longfellow's Greenhouses - Manchester, Maine
MA’s Bobbins - Newcastle, Maine
Maine Island Kayak - Peaks Island, Maine
Mougalian Rugs - Portland, Maine
Serendipity House - Damariscotta, Maine
Stephanie's Signature Crabcakes - Woolwich, Maine
Take A Peak - Peaks Island, Maine
Astoria Energy - Astoria, NY
Bangor Hydro Electric - Bangor, Maine
Dartmouth Power - Dartmouth, Mass.
Emera Energy - Nova Scotia, Canada
InterGen - Boston, Mass.
New England Electric System - New England
Seabrook Station/Northeast Utilities - Seabrook, N.H.
“Kim is the consummate professional. With her highly creative mind coupled with her collaborative manner, Kim has guided our marketing team to fine tune our story and develop a consistent message that she then wraps into gorgeous collaterals; print materials, ads and social media marketing.
But most importantly, Kim is a critical member of our marketing team. She contributes in all planning sessions and participates in every event, spotting unique opportunities to promote Lincoln Home in so many beautiful and meaningful ways." -Lynn Norgang, RN
Executive Director, The Lincoln Home
“Kim Traina is a pleasure to work with. She is engaging and full of ideas, yet also takes time to understand our overall marketing objectives. She has made significant contributions to the public relations and outreach efforts of my three companies, and is helping us to tell our story in a consistent way. Her excitement about our ongoing projects keeps me engaged, and we very much appreciate the work she does on our behalf.”
- Dennis Hilton, President and CEO, Cheney Financial Group