Turquoise Creative is a local independent creative design agency, based in Crawley and established in 2008 by Steve Oakes.

Turquoise Creative specialises in building desirable brands, in a creative and unique way.

Steve Oakes : Creative Director

Steve has over 25 years experience in the branding and advertising world, providing creative solutions for the likes of British Airways, Coverzone,  DNA Logistics, GEW,  Kent County Cricket Club, Interserve, Rentokil Initial, Start-Rite, Thorntons Chocolates and Yahoo.

Prior to setting up Turquoise Creative, Steve held positions at Signal Graphics, Beacon Creative, Eurolink Consulting, TDG Integrated, Adare and the Purple Agency.

Steve is responsible for the creative output of Turquoise Creative. Coordinating client presentations and the execution of the client marketing communications campaigns; maintaining profitability and delivering high-quality projects.

Steve is a creative person with a huge passion for his business. He is a family man who loves working out at the gym, cricket, rugby, photography, travelling and spending time outdoors…. and of course, all things turquoise and creative.


Lisa Hallewell

Lisa has over 20 years of experience within the design and print industry. She loves taking an idea from initial brief, working with the client to evolve it into a tangible and creative solution. If you have a deadline be rest assured Lisa will meet it. She is a very reliable, committed and honest person.

Her passion is to be creative – with skills that stretch across a wide variety of mediums, such as branding, advertising, packaging, travel brochures, annual reviews and reports, magazines, publishing, direct-mail, infographics, exhibition design and websites.

Working with clients such as the British AirwaysKent County Cricket Club, Harley Davidson, Regional Water Companies, H&M, Lingfield Park Racecourse to name a few. She also works with the local chamber of Commerce and helps small businesses and start-ups.

When Lisa is not working she enjoys competing on her horse at dressage. She is also a keen skier and plays tennis (badly!).