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Why Octo?

We’ve got more than enough “arms” to
accomplish your marketing goals

Octo Design Group is a full-service marketing and graphic design firm - servicing Philadelphia, PA, Lehigh Valley, Central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland - and beyond!

With more than 20 years experience, 

our work gets results.

Octo specializes in Premium Design Services:
Brand Identity
Print & Web Marketing Collateral
Responsive Website Design
Marketing Strategy & Research

the octo philosophy

Founded on the principle that successful creative must be a combination of premium design and strategic marketing experience, Octo has been providing powerful marketing tools focused on results and solutions with a client-first culture since 1991.

As in life, we understand that there is no one-size-fits all approach to marketing. Each Octo team member is chosen not only for their strong educational background and creative portfolios, but also for their outgoing personalities and willingness to adhere to a client-first culture.

Octo believes that practical expertise produces better focus on product, promotion and a principled approach to branding, website design, marketing and advertising campaigns – the full scope of communication strategies that identifies opportunities for your continued success.

It’s a results-oriented approach – a comprehensive philosophy centered on working together with you, our partner, to visualize the potential of your company’s personality, your products, your brand.

meet the team

meet the talented staff that makes octo great!

Wendy Verna


Wendy is passionate about developing her team to, “be the best they can be.” She not only puts clients first, but strives to maintain an inclusive environment where each project is carefully matched to team members with the expertise and experience to provide Octo clients with a superior marketing experience.

Sharon Farnell

Creative Director

Sharon is a seasoned creative and marketing professional with an exceptional design background. She has a great eye and a sharp wit, as well as a tremendous amount of technical skill. Octo clients are frequently impressed with her ability to perfectly capture, visually, the essence of their branding messages. Sharon excels at client communications, making sure our designers always hit your marketing and design goals.

Melissa McCusker

Graphic Designer

An exceptional creative, Melissa has produced some spectacular work - ranging from print materials to online graphics. Melissa not only creates clever and well executed marketing and design solutions, she is also an accomplished illustrator.

David Waterman

Digital Media Expert

As our Digital Media Expert, David specializes in website design, Front-End Development, e-commerce, paid search, web banner advertising and online marketing; helping clients navigate through all of their web and online needs with ease. He has been responsible for creating success through online solutions for many major brands and fortune 500 companies in the Philadelphia area.


Samantha Hart

Project Manager

Samantha is a valuable asset to Octo, handling project management of the both the Design and Web Development Team, as well as handling payment and client inquiries for new projects. Samantha is always available for client needs, keeping the lines of communications open.

Cindi Sutera

Marketing Communications

Cindi uses core Marketing and Communications principles to build adaptive market strategies. Her seasoned approach and commitment to results helps put our clients on a path of new growth. Cindi specializes in Communications Strategy and Executing Tactics for business growth.

Emilson Germosen

Lead Programmer

Emilson is our lead programmer; working on front end development projects, as well as programming for e-commerce and portal projects and server side scripting. Some of the different languages/databases he uses on a daily basis are: HTML5, CSS3, Classic ASP, VB Script, ASP.NET, jQuery, JavaScript, AJAX, SOAP, e-Commerce, PHP, WordPress, MySQL, SQL.

Nichole Capozzi

Project Coordinator

Nichole is a valuable asset to Octo, handling, project management for the Web Development Team as well as managing and tracking Hosting, security updates and our support ticket system. As if that wasn’t enough she also handles the payment for web design projects.

Our Work

Recent Featured Projects

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  • EducationWorks
  • Skinny Shake
  • Elevate CBD
  • Devault Foods
  • Todd Cohen
  • PHL
  • Ride
  • Comcast Spotlight
  • Bistro
  • KDI

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Marketing Tools

some of our many design and marketing services


Octo Design Group is a graphic design focused, multi-faceted marketing resource. We are masters of every marketing element, offering best in class print and digital marketing services. Octo’s marketing specialists provide creative solutions to all of your business’s marketing problems and reach your target audience with the most effective multi-media marketing collateral in the business. Octo is your marketing arm.


Octo’s graphic design experts thrive on creating impactful logos that embody your brand and drive your target market to take action. From initial concept to final design implementation, Octo creates logos that encompass your company’s identity, tone and philosophy, effectively branding your website, print materials, and marketing campaigns. We pride ourselves on designing beautiful, dynamic logos that tell your company’s story—all with one elegant image.

Trade Shows

Octo’s seasoned tradeshow veterans take a strategic approach generating palpable interest and driving action. We handle everything from preshow marketing, professionally representing your company at your booth, and even managing personalized post tradeshow correspondence and follow up emails. Octo helps your company gain as many prospective customers, consumers, and clients as possible through our tried and true marketing strategies.


We create websites that generate customers, with high visibility, quantitative traffic analysis, and flexible marketing campaigns. Octo’s web developers and graphic designers create websites that pair visually stunning aesthetics with quality content, optimizing your website’s search positioning and promoting a better user experience. Our sites reach out and grab your target audience.



We know how to throw well-executed events, allowing your brand to get amazing exposure, reaching potential clients in the most effective way possible. Octo does everything from concept and theme of the event all the way down to working with party planners to pick out the perfect plates and centerpieces. Let Octo market and plan your next event and reach your target market.


Octo’s SEO experts will analyze your web presence and optimize your current search engine positioning through responsive site design and quality content creation. Octo will improve the overall look of your site, enhance the user experience, and give a significant boost to your website’s search ranking. As a result, more traffic will be driven to your site with higher quality leads.

Social Media

Using social media outlets to generated buzz about your company is one of the most efficient and cost effective marketing strategies. Utilizing social media outlets allows you to communicate with your target audience in real time. Octo’s dedicated social media team gives your marketing campaign the extra reach needed to increase web traffic, increase sales, and generate positive press for your business via targeted social media campaigns.

Content Creation

We use our words to reach your next customer. In today’s online ecosystem, this statement has never been more accurate. Octo’s web savvy wordsmiths and content specialists create quality copy that not only engages your target audience, but compels them to take action. We get to know your company inside and out and write in-depth, informative content that answer questions.


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