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YOUR FUTURE MARKETING COLLABORATORS

From our leadership to creative professionals to our customer service reps, we strive to offer the richest and most rewarding marketing experience to help your organization thrive and grow. Please review the credentials and experience of our exemplary staff and let us know if you have any remaining questions regarding our scope of capabilities.

WENDY VERNA – FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

After graduating from Philadelphia’s Moore College of Art and Design and an accomplished and successful tenure in the marketing industry working for other agencies, Wendy established Octo Design Group in 1991. Her desire to run a marketing business that reflected her values and next-level approach to customer service has aided in Octo’s continued growth. Under her guidance and stewardship, Octo has continuously grown its scope of services. A fixture in the Philadelphia business community, Wendy sits on multiple boards that serve to help independent companies in the area grow. 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 to provide clients with a superior marketing experience for approval.

SHARON FARNELL – CREATIVE DIRECTOR

An experienced and intuitive marketing professional, Sharon brings her considerable creativity and marketing knowledge to her role at Octo. A graduate of the Art Institute in Philadelphia, Sharon has helped various organizations and media outlets craft engaging, creative and results-driven messaging in a career that spans over ten years. Her expertise in graphic design, branding, digital marketing and more make her an invaluable asset to Octo Design Group. Under her guidance, our company has managed to achieve next-level creative concepts that distinguish from all others.

SAMANTHA HART – PROJECT COORDINATOR

As one of the primary liaisons between our professionals and our clients Samantha brings a philosophy of service, advocacy and collaboration to Octo’s clients, and is the ideal team member to help you shepherd your marketing projects down the field. She works with all of our customers on a daily basis to ensure they fully understand and are satisfied with our creative and marketing services. Educated at Philadelphia’s Art Institute, Samantha spent nearly ten years honing her skills on the business and customer service side of the marketing industry before joining the Octo Family.

GINA SALVATORE – LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Gina is a driving visual force behind Octo’s creative concepts. She works closely with our clients to achieve attractive, engaging and immediately resonant digital messaging. A graduate of Philadelphia University with a degree in Graphic Design, Gina has carved out a rich and successful career in the visual marketing landscape, during which she’s served various media companies, websites and organizations.

CINDI SUTERA – MARKETING SPECIALIST

Cindi’s rich knowledge, wealth of experience and unwavering passion have made her an indispensable resource to the Octo family, where she’s been for nearly five years. Using core Marketing and Communications principles, Cindi has helped numerous businesses and non-profit organizations achieve and exceed their marketing objectives. Throughout her tenure in the marketing industry, Cindi has lent her considerable talents to organizations like Exelon, PECO, and People Against Distracted Driving, and more.

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836 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215.940.8280
info@octodesign.com