Crystal Oakes

Designer. Business Owner. Public Speaker.

Let me tell you – I LOVE people. I love meeting them. Laughing with them. Learning from them. Growing alongside them. And, one of my favorites, teaching them.

We can learn a lot about ourselves and our industry from others. One of the reasons I’m in love with public speaking is that I not only have the chance to pass on my experience to other entrepreneurs, but I also learn from their thoughtful questions and insight.

That being said, I’d LOVE to be a part of your event. Whether you are hosting a zoom panel or a branding brunch, I’m SO there.

Hi, I’m Crystal!

You may know me as the owner of Oakes Creative House. I am! And I love it. At OCH, I passionately help small businesses and nonprofits level up their marketing and branding. My team and I offer support for all things writing, designing and web-development. BUT, as a small business owner myself, I know that there isn’t always the budget to hire a full-service agency, especially as you’re just getting started.

That’s why I love speaking and educating.

In my 15 years as a marketer, I’ve marketed in 22 countries, completed a corporate website relaunch in 6 languages, oversaw the creation of over 90 websites, 175 logos, 60 catalogs, 200 photoshoots and have helped over 355 clients level-up their branding!*

That being said, I have experience to go around! And I want to share it with you. Whether you are looking to learn how to establish and accomplish business goals, get started on a refreshed, professional-level brand, or learn how to become a master freelancer, I’ve got you!

As someone who was once a freelancer and new business owner, and who now owns a rapidly growing business, I’m ready to meet you where you are at and help you turn passion into success.

*Numbers as of June 2022


Sneak Peek

I’ve had the honor of speaking to and with SO many incredible people.

If you haven’t heard me speak before (or even if you have), take a look at this presentation I did in 2021 about Building a Memorable Brand for Purse Power


Let’s build a conversation! Here are many of the topics I would be happy to explore with you and your audience.

The Nitty Gritty


Small businesses & nonprofits


typically 1 hour

Local to OKC OR virtual

I love volunteering, but I (sadly) can’t be everywhere all at once! If you’d like me to attend your event outside of the OKC metro, I’d be happy to talk payment options with you personally.

2 weeks notice preferred

but not required

Choice of topic listed above

Don’t see your topic in that list? Pitch me yours and let’s chat about whether I’m the right person for you and your audience!


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logo design

Your brand is communicating in a visual language, do you know what tone it's speaking in? I know what it feels like to need some direction to find out what it is that your brand should truly represent. So I did something fun! I put together a little quiz for you to find out your brand’s style.

Who is this for?

💁‍♀️ Newbies who don’t even have a business name yet.

🤷🏼‍♀️ Business owners who have DIY’d their own branding up to this point.

🙋🏾‍♀️ Seasoned pros who just want to check to see if they are on track.

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