Proactive Resources Design, Inc. is a boutique, full-service advertising & design agency in Portland, Maine offering turnkey marketing & advertising strategy, public relations support, media buying, graphic design & website design, corporate identity & branding, direct marketing, event planning, and more. We offer a FREE 30-minute consultation to discuss your project needs! Please contact us to make an appointment. Let’s get started!


Decades of Experience

Sid Tripp

I have more than 30 years of industry experience and a dangerous perspective into the inner workings of most businesses. I have a knack and an intuition that I’ve developed where I can talk to just about anyone, find a connection, identify a need and follow it up with a solution. Working with PRD, we’ll have your back – always. In your corner, you’ll have a smart agency that thrives on getting the job done with the most provocative design. PRD has the integrity and passionate vision to think smart, respect the process, accomplish more and take the opportunity to expect the unexpected while creating a little magic. I hold a BS in Zoology from the University of Maine at Orono with a minor in Chemistry.

Deane Porter
Senior Sales Manager

I grew up in my dad’s business. Not only did I work there after school, but I observed how he ran his business and how he treated his customers. He was successful and so was his business. After more than 20 years in marketing and education, as a teacher and a director, I decided to branch out into writing and profiling businesses. I like to highlight their uniqueness and what separates them from their competition. Most business owners are receptive to this form of marketing and communication. PRD looks at company strengths and how they effect the community. I feel it’s my job as a wordsmith to convey your business’ enduring and memorable message to an eager community. Carpe Diem.

Eric Richardson
Sales Manager

I began at PRD in September 2004 and bring more than 20 years combined experience in Medical/Social Services & Sales. I’m a graduate of UConn with a Masters degree in Social Work.  Everything from marketing, advertising, editing and publishing to direct sales with professionals that are at the top in their respective fields makes PRD an exciting place to be. An innovative work environment that is both intense and relaxed, coupled with great people working beside me, makes it easy to come to work each morning and enjoy each day.

Lauren Johnson
Art Director

I hold a BA in Communications from Marymount University and began my career in the display advertising department of the The Chronicle of Higher Education newspaper in Washington, DC. I moved to Maine in 2008 to experience living in New England and to expand my design skills. Today, I am fortunate to have nearly a decade of hands-on experience and “wear many hats” at PRD as office manager, executive assistant to the CEO, advertising consultant, and art director. I love what I do, including helping clients achieve their business goals!

Shaina Cota
Graphic Designer

Coming Soon!

Charlie Stahle

I am a senior attending Deering High School. I have grown up in Maine most of my life and love it here — almost as much as I love my internship work at Proactive Resources! My daily activities in the office include marketing research and filing. Sometimes I participate in other tasks like website housekeeping and assistance with design work. I aspire to study Business and Economics in college, I also plan to participate in a future internship at a local business called Stone Coast Fund Services. I feel the experience I’ve gained at Proactive Resources is important, and marketing will always be a strong Plan B. Much of my marketing research will be used on future company websites, and personally I’m very excited about that!

Ryan Cunningham

Coming Soon!

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