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Services Include:




Strategic Planning


Competitve Analysis


Marketing and PR Plans

Advertising and Media


Special Events



Collateral Materials

Cross-Promotional Activities

Social Media

Property Descriptions

Color Selection

Art, Decor and Arrangement

Creative Consulting Firm

With over 25 years of corporate marketing experience, education in marketing, design, and leadership, and the owner of the creative consulting firm of Inspired Designs and Reflections since 1992, I have the expertise to guide your business through the entire marketing process. From research and competitive analyses, to writing a comprehensive marketing/PR plan, to serving as project manager in order to implement each phase, we will work together to achieve your goals and objectives in the most cost-effective way possible. 


I assist clients with various projects including Branding, Design, Strategic Planning, Research, Budgeting, Conception and Development of Marketing and Public Relations Plans, Advertising and Media, Design and Production of Collateral Materials and Logos, Photography, Planning and Management of Special Events, Websites, Cross-promotional activities, and Social Media Programs. 

With the ability to be creative yet analytical, I understand the business environment and can design a plan that will meet your needs. But my support doesn't stop there. I will see your project through to completion and assist you with integrating any necessary changes in systems or procedures. 



I view marketing from a "big picture" perspective, thinking "outside the box" and can help you to incorporate this philosophy into your corporate culture. Take a look at testimonials from clients and colleagues below to learn more about me and my work. 

As a multi-disciplined creative, I also assist clients with color selection, decor, art, photography, arrangement, accessories, scale and proportion, composition, etc. 


Contact me today to see how together, we can propel your company forward to better compete in an ever-changing marketplace. 






"Deborah has consulted with my company Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals, for over two years. We began our working relationship when I asked her to write a marketing plan for me. The result was more than I was anticipating and has given me a framework to incorporate her creative ideas into a workable plan that I could implement as my budget allowed. She has given Shore Dreams national exposure in both magazines and social media, and has plans for more. We have subsequently doubled the number of properties that we represent and our occupancy has increased by 30%. Deborah is smart, easy to work with, dependable and extremely knowledgeable. She is sensitive to my budget constraints and always comes up with creative solutions to fit my needs. She is multi-talented and Shore Dreams and I have utilized her skills for numerous projects. Whether she is designing, decorating, advertising, managing special events and PR projects, or strategizing and budgeting, she is my “go-to” person for all things creative. She has an honorable work ethic and I highly recommend her for marketing, art/photography, design and writing projects." Renata-Circeo Loudon, Owner/CEO–Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals


"Deborah is an amazingly creative person. She is a talented writer and artist. You only need to spend a few minutes on her superbly done website "" to experience the depth of her talents. I'm not a regular visitor to many websites, but Deborah's is one that is saved prominently under my Favorites. Whenever I need a bit of inspiration or positive energy, I know exactly where to find it." Becky Short, Project Leader, USA Today


"Deborah is a seasoned marketing professional with significant experience in writing, public relations, advertising, sales and customer care. Her friendly, collegial nature and natural leadership skills have led her to win recognition and respect from her colleagues and those to whom she mentors. She is a person of high integrity who sets high standards for herself and her teams. Wherever Deborah is involved she is a true asset!" Caroline Duffy, Founding Partner–Senior Account Lead, Jackson Spalding


"Deborah goes beyond the call of whatever task is given with real professionalism. She articulates her message in a way that communicates her story to all with passion. Her creative expression always stands out above others.”  Theresa Wiggins--National Conference Director--Jennifer Rothschild, Inc.


"It is my great pleasure and honor to write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Deborah Thompson. I have known Deborah on a personal and professional level for the past ten years. As a leader, she is fearless and inspiring by approaching a need, a task, or an idea from a new and creative perspective. As a writer, she is inquisitive and clever by creating insightful revelations for her readers. As a person, she sets the standard for having superior character and compassion by investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others. I endorse her with full confidence and enthusiasm." Maria Toth, Consultant–Toth Training and Design


"I have had the pleasure and privilege of knowing Deborah for over thirty years; from attending university together at Jacksonville State in Alabama, being down-the-street neighbors in Atlanta to working together on my company's website and marketing plan this past Summer. Over all these years I have trusted her personal and professional ethics and admired her sharp mind. When I needed to update my website for Pilates by Preference I knew that she was the perfect creative talent to turn to for advice and inspiration. As always with Deborah, she did so much more than just help me improve my website design. She also helped me brainstorm ideas on my marketing plan and ways that I could market my business to attract new clients and improve client retention. Deborah helped me gain a clarity in my marketing picture that I hadn't previously experienced and working with her was so enjoyable!  Barbara Rossie--Pilates by Preference


"Deborah provides concise and clear representations of our everyday situations and conflicts,creating methods for coping and achieving. She brings a keen eye to the role of our spiritual journey in our overall well- being. In a world where anyone might fancy themselves able to inspire with daily devotionals, Deborah goes the extra step to research and develop ideas that gain and influence a much wider audience. She is truly a voice with a vision." Ron Ortiz, Management and Sales Executive 


"Deborah has an amazing way of touching hearts of people who read her writings. She shines a loving light of understanding onto those words to make them very easy to understand and apply in real life." George Carden, News Anchor, Reporter, Producer–United News and Information


"I've met with Deborah over coffee several times and have always enjoyed her sweet spirit and willingness to help others. Deborah's writing has touched many lives. I'd encourage you to partake of some of her wisdom for daily life." Cheri Miller,  Former President, The Board of Georgia Writers, Administrative Specialist V in Interdisciplinary Studies Dept. Kennesaw State University

"It was perfect--thank you!”  “Real-life experiences were very beneficial!”  “Your talk covered a lot of territory plus you gave a chance for us to question--THANK YOU!”  “Complete understanding of the subject.”  “Excellent.”  “The aspect of FEAR addressed very well.”  Christ the King Lutheran Church Stephen Ministers



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