Manhattan Men’s Grooming Lounge Identity and Branding

Posted on April 25, 2017 in Design, Featured Projects

New York New York Salon and Day Spa in Frederick, Maryland recently announced the expansion of their business to include men’s grooming services. The Octavo Designs team was thrilled when they were asked to take on this identity and branding project to give Manhattan Men’s Grooming Lounge a distinctive character that would appeal to their […]

Freight Dog Hauling

Posted on April 11, 2017 in Design, Featured Projects

An identity project that gets to include the client’s pet is a win for us. Mark Neal, founder of Freight Dog Hauling, asked us to include his German Shepherd, Scout, in his company’s brand development. Mark’s dog is his co-captain and navigator in his business. Our team wanted to create an identity suite that not […]

Your Website Launched—Now What?

Posted on May 11, 2016 in WordPress

Launching your website is a really exciting time—it’s a big deal! What’s also a big deal, though, is what happens after launch day. While you probably wish people would magically flock to your site—and we get that—we’ve come up with a list of 8 crucial post-launch tips that will help make the magic happen.

Has Your WordPress Site Been Hacked?

Posted on May 2, 2016 in WordPress

We’ve recently had a few clients notify us that their sites have been hacked. The way the hack works is when people click on your link from search results in Google, Bing or Yahoo – they are getting redirected to porn sites. Otherwise your site looks perfectly fine. According to, this is happening to […]

Howard On Tap

Posted on December 9, 2015 in Featured Projects

We were beyond excited to contribute to this beer app for Howard County’s Office of Economic Development