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

Accounting Firms
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   

Biotech/Research Firms
Beacon Analytical - Portland, Maine
Hybridon - Worcester, Mass.

Boatyards
Edgecomb Boatworks - Edgecomb, Maine
Newcastle Marine - Newcastle, Maine

Consultants
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                                      

Design/Build Firms
Consigli Construction - Milford, Mass.
Cutler Design/Build - Worcester, Mass.

Engineering
Cullinan Engineering - Auburn, Mass.

 Excavating/Paving Contractors
Hagar Enterprises - Damariscotta, Maine

Fundraising
YMCA - Boothbay, Maine
Skidompha Library Business Council - Damariscotta, Maine
Pilgrim Lodge, United Church of Christ - Augusta, Maine

Hospitals
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

Insurance
Cheney Insurance - Damariscotta, Maine

Law Firm
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. - Boston, Mass.

Library
Skidompha - Damariscotta, Maine

Museums/Visitor's Centers
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

Non-Profit
Group Home Foundation - Belfast, Maine
Karl’s Kids - Damariscotta, Maine

Public Relations & Marketing
Barton & Gingold Marketing & Communications - Portland, Maine
BMC Strategies - Brookline, Mass.

Research
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

Retail
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

Utilities
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.

Clients Talk....

“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