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Episode 5: The ‘Cheering On the Underdog’ Factor With Sue Hough of Octavo Designs

Frederick Factor November 10, 2021 50


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Show Summary:

Sue Hough is a long-time friend and collaborator of Platinum PR (the team behind the podcast) and is a force of creativity and good in Frederick, Maryland. In this episode, Sue shares her perspective on starting and growing a business as an Asian-American woman business owner. Sue also shares her experience as an engaged and active community member who is passionate about helping the people in Frederick, Maryland. 

Show Notes / Highlights from the Show:
  • How Sue’s career path took a turn from pursuing fashion design to offering graphic design 
  • Her inspiration behind becoming a business owner
  • The creative idea that raised $9,000 for local Frederick businesses during the pandemic
  • Why Sue is so passionate about fighting for the underdog
  • Advice for aspiring underrepresented entrepreneurs 
  • A common stereotype about being Asian — debunked
  • Sue’s Frederick Factor
Guest Bio:

Sue Hough is the creative director, founder, and CEO of Octavo Designs, a graphic design studio in Frederick, Maryland. Sue has been a creative force in Frederick since 2000 when she founded Octavo Designs. Since then, Octavo Designs has become locally and nationally recognized. Sue also devotes her efforts to the community and enjoys sponsoring activities and volunteering her design services for numerous regional non-profit organizations, such as Women in Business Committee for the Frederick County Chamber, Rotary Club of Frederick and DEI Committee Member, DBE Panel Member for the City of Frederick, Greater Frederick Advertising Federation, and many more. She was recently recognized as a 2021 George Delaplaine Distinguished Citizen Award Honoree by the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America — only the second female to receive this honor.

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Frederick Factor – The ‘Cheering for the Underdog’ Factor

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