Turquoise Creative is a local independent creative design agency, based in Crawley and established in 2008. Meet the Turquoise Creative team who specialise in building desirable brands, in a creative and unique way.

Steve Oakes

Steve Oakes Turquoise Creative

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, Interserve, Rentokil Initial, Start-Rite, 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 Hallewell Turquoise Creative

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

Chris Burton

Chris Burton Turquoise Creative

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in helping businesses to grow through intelligent brand & marketing strategies, brand positioning, brand development, brand creation and revitalisation. Chris has grown brands through driving the strategy through to powerful implementation of marketing plans and innovation. Integral to this is an innate ability to inspire people and drive commercial performance.

Working with businesses as diverse as start-ups and large international corporates, Chris has experience across a wide range of markets, from Fast Moving Consumer Goods to retail to professional services and leisure attractions. Chris is highly accomplished at creating and sharing a new company vision and proposition with staff to give them greater understanding and connection to it so that they consistently create and retain customers that strongly recommend. Chris enjoys keeping fit, and taking part in challenging events such as Triathlons and Motorcross.

Lynne Oakes

Lynne Oakes Turquoise Creative

Lynne has spent over 20 years working in a sales and marketing environment. She has previously worked for HarperCollins, The Wall Street Journal, and Dow Jones Int. Also a team player with an ability to get things done in a professional way.

Lynne is always looking out for opportunities to develop the business and move it forward. She also manages the day to day back-office processes in addition to a marketing and sales support role.

Lynne is full of life and loves the outdoors, and likes nothing more than a long walk on a cold sunny day. She is a lifetime Manchester City supporter and blue is her favourite colour… or is that Turquoise.

Abbie May

Abbie May Turquoise Creative

Abbie has recently graduated from Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe where she studied for 3 years.

Abbie controls the distributions, content and organisation of social media publications. With skills in delivering brand messages via various networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. 

Throughout her life, Abbie has been a passionate dancer and enjoys anything to do with theatre or dance. She loves musical theatre so much that she has been to see the West End musical Wicked! a staggering 9 times and she has a huge desire to go and see it again! Abbie enjoys spending time with the family, especially an intense game of monopoly with her younger siblings as she always wins!


Turquoise Creative is a creative design agency based in Crawley, West Sussex, which specialise in Brand Design, Creative Design and Web Design.