We approach every project, from a website to a logo, with a fresh outlook and we often incorporate the talents of more than one designer so you’ll have the benefit of our diverse experiences to develop your business’s own unique look and style.View Our Full Portfolio
- Annual Reports
- CD Covers
- Corporate Identity
- Direct Mail
- Logo Design
- Package Design
- Trade Show Materials/Exhibit Graphics
- Website Design & Development (WordPress)
- Mobile Website Design
- Facebook & Twitter Pages
An Orchestrated Effort
Octavo firmly believes that all aspects of a business’s marketing efforts should work together to create a cohesive brand image. We offer a full range of marketing services including affordable solutions for both print and web. We find that the strength of any advertising or marketing campaign is maximized when all aspects are delivering the same, strong message. That said, we are happy to work with you on any individual project.
The Web Designer’s Idea BookVolume 3 of The Web Designer’s Idea Book hit the shelves today. We are big fans of the first two books, so it goes without saying how excited we are to have two websites included in this volume (http://promo.8vodesigns.com/ and http://mdcraftbeerfestival.com/).
April 22, 2013
Graphic Design USA 2013 American Web Design Award Winners!Exciting news to end the week! Six of our websites have won the Graphic Design USA 2013 American Web Design Award.
April 19, 2013
While our foremost goal is to create successful materials for our clients, we have to admit it really sends us into orbit when we win the praise and recognition of our design colleagues. We’re extremely proud of the 400+ design awards we’ve earned and believe they demonstrate our dedication to going over and above the commonplace. To see examples of our work, observe our portfolio.
Out of the Ordinary
Octavo is an award-winning graphic design firm that has emerged with a high-octane presence since we opened for business in 2000. When you enter our offices in downtown Frederick, Maryland, there’s an unmistakable energy and excitement that convey our genuine passion for our work. If you’re looking for a well-orchestrated brand image, optimum attention and exceptional originality, you’ll find it at Octavo. We’re never satisfied with ordinary and we’re not afraid to do a little off-road thinking to get your marketing efforts the attention they deserve.
Our goal is to produce work that gets noticed … and gets you results. We recognize the importance of attracting attention and motivating your audience and we never settle for the typical. We strive to go an extra step, creating designs that arouse the spirit, stir the senses and entertain the mind. We pride ourselves on thinking outside the buzzwords.
Our approach to design includes exploring the competition and understanding the market, but ultimately doing what works best for you, your business and your budget. While exceptional design is at the heart of Octavo, you’ll find we are good business people who meet deadlines and are obsessive about customer service.
Sue Hough founded Octavo Designs in April 2000. Since that time, Octavo has become an award-winning graphic design studio receiving both local and national recognition for outstanding design work. Sue creative directs the business with a foundation of over seventeen years of experience in graphic design, pre-press, and the print industry. In 2003, Sue acquired Gecko Media Group, a regional web development and marketing firm, thus elevating the company’s web design presence. Since the acquisition, Octavo has had great success offering their clients a full scope of print and interactive marketing services. Sue creative directs Websites with a branding focus that ties directly into each client’s marketing strategies and goals. Having a fun and creative atmosphere which shows in the studio as well her work, helping give Octavo Designs their creative edge. Always eager to give back to the community, Sue has sponsored many activities and volunteered design services for numerous regional non-profit organizations.
Seth Glass joined Octavo in December of 2006 and currently heads up the interactive and web department. His expertise in web design and development in accompaniment with his diligent work ethic and positive attitude has made him an invaluable part of the Octavo team. Seth is proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress Design and Development, HTML5 and CSS3. He currently resides in Middletown, Maryland with his wife and two daughters.
Cory McNamee joined Octavo Designs in May of 2011 directly after graduating from Shepherd University with a BFA in Graphic Design. His time at Shepherd provided him with many opportunities for strong and varied experience in several design areas including publication design, packaging, websites, logos, and more. Cory’s eagerness to learn and passion for design make him a great new asset to the Octavo team. He currently resides in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
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Octavo Designs is an award winning graphic design and website design firm located in the heart of downtown Frederick, Maryland, less than an hour away from Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland.
108 West Church Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701