What Makes Us Unique
Oakes Creative House is a full-service marketing and design collective that has spent the last 12 years helping business owners, just like you, increase sales and see their brands transformed into the trusted, go-to products or services in their industry.
We’ve found that most businesses that come to us struggle with finding raving fans, and their branding doesn’t tell the whole story about what makes them unique. Most business owners are really awesome at what they do, but they lack the skills and knowledge, not to mention the time and energy, to come up with an effective marketing plan and execute it themselves.
Does your marketing get stuck on the back burner? Do you often feel overwhelmed and like you’re missing out on opportunities?
Here’s where we come in!
Oakes Creative House specializes in solving the problems that stand in your way of achieving the success and brand recognition you deserve. Our team of branding strategists, marketing coaches, graphic designers, technology gurus, and creative writers apply their vast experience, training, and talent to produce powerful and effective marketing strategies and solutions that work and give you the results you’ve been waiting for!
Let us be your trusted partner and take the marketing problem off your already-too-full plate, so you can focus on running and growing your business by doing what YOU do best! That’s what we call teamwork! It’s what gets the job done.
Crystal Oakes Owner, Creative Director,
Graphic Designer, Strategic Coach
BA in Visual Communications
The Boss Lady
I built Oakes Creative House with the entrepreneur in mind. As a daughter of serial entrepreneurs, I get it! Actually, the foundation for this business started while I was still in college. I’ve spent 10+ years in the corporate world working with business leaders, developing strategies and leading marketing teams so that I could apply the skills and lessons learned to small business owners. I bring vast experience and a driving passion to help you achieve your goals and your vision for success.
I understand what you struggle with, what keeps you up at night and how you sometimes feel you didn’t get invited to the “Club” that knows everything about running a business… especially when it comes to marketing! That’s where we can make your life a lot simpler.
As your trusted guide, I assemble your “Dream Team” of talented freelancers from every discipline to join me in giving you professional looking, effective marketing that works and a brand you can be proud of. That’s what we call a Win-Win all around.
Looking for a hands-on
THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN
MEET THE TEAM
Evonne Barrier Virtual Assistant, Project Management
Evonne brings the efficiency piece to Oakes Creative House. Like most entrepreneurs, she started out working for others, honing her organizational skills in restaurant management, customer service and finance.
In her search for greater flexibility in life, she realized that every business needs what she can offer. Her talent is to make sure everything runs smoothly, details are communicated, schedules are met and that your project is delivered in a timely, efficient and cost-effective way -just the way you want it!
Steven Oakes The Money Guy
Steven’s special sauce is anything to do with “left brain functions” such as numbers and finance (thank goodness, because Crystal’s creative brain does not work that way!), often times you can find him acting as a photography assistant or an electrician. He wears many hats, sometimes multiple at once (though the most important is The Money Guy) and is essential to ensuring the wheels stay (mostly) on the bus!
In his day job as a Severance Tax Analyst at EY, he works day in and day out to help companies save money. But we think his roll with us is much more fun!
Toni Taylor Glenn Marketing Coach, Content Writer
Toni’s 30 years of marketing experience include copy writing and PR for news media, health organizations, ad agencies and with a national real estate franchise corporation. Toni also ran her own marketing business for 20 years, then morphed into a marketing coach, where she worked with small business owners to grow their businesses. Then she retired. Got bored. Went back to work.
Now, with Oakes Creative House, Toni is doing what she really loves: telling people’s stories, giving voice to their products and services and connecting businesses with their customers through her craft. And she absolute loves collaborating with other experienced and talented members of the Oakes Creative House Dream Team!
Katelin Erb Junior Designer
Looking for Something More?
Here at Oakes Creative House, we believe that every creative mind has something unique to bring to the table. That’s why we work with freelancers and contractors who excel in their various fields from graphic designers, web developers, content creators, photographers and more! We believe in pairing the right creative with the right project and that collaboration is key to achieving the BEST client facing work. If you are looking to fill your time with more project-based work, send us a message with your resume, portfolio and other applicable information to be considered for part of our ever-expanding team of freelancers!