Thornley Creative Communications

Thornley Creative Communications


"We’re interested in being here for the long term and in helping our clients do the same. So the creative is always focused on communicating a clear message."

– Chris Thornley,President and Founder 


Specialists in branding, advertising and marketing, Thornley Creative Communications is a creative company in the business of being creative.

Chris Thornley, President and Founder of Thornley Creative Communications will be the first to say client needs come before the "latest and greatest" creative approach.

"We treat the client’s money as if it’s our own," he said. "And we’re not going to recommend something we don’t believe will meet their needs. We’re interested in being here for the long term and in helping our clients do the same. So the creative is always focused on communicating a clear message. It is consistently good work and I’m proud to say we’ve won a number of awards."

Together with his team of eight, Chris says his firm’s strengths are in branding, web design and development, marketing, and advertising within the disciplines of: municipal government, not-for-profit, retail and corporate. 

"Overall, we work to support our clients in their marketing goals. We like to be able to work like a company’s in-house ad agency," he said. "We want those relationships where we can create together, collaborate together and continually improve."

This year marks 25 years of business for Thornley Creative. Over the years, the company has worked on many notable projects. From creating the Cloverdale Rodeo logo to rebranding the City of Surrey, their experience is quite diverse.

When asked what his most memorable project is, Chris noted:

"There’s so much work that I’m proud of, and it’s hard to look back after 25 years and pick just one. We have clients that have been with us for many years, some from the very beginning. I’m proud of projects like Surrey Food Bank, Bard on the Beach and Tourism Surrey, but I could easily list twenty more. I’m proud of the reputation we’ve built and I have to say that I’m proud we’ve done it while being the "Ëœgood guy.’ By this I mean, I don’t think we’ve ever had to compromise on what we believe in and as a result we’ve been surrounded by good people and great projects. Mutual respect is a wonderful thing to have."

Thornley Creative Communication plans to continue focusing on clients in Surrey and the Fraser Valley. The company is active within the not-for-profit sector where their designs have been used for such groups as the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Centre for Childhood Development, Surrey Food Bank, Sources and the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society.

In fact, just to prove there can be "fun in fundraising," Chris leads a band filled with long-term friends (Agent C and Top Secret) that has played a number of charity gigs. 

"This January, we raised nearly $5,000 and 90 pounds of food for Surrey Food Bank," he said. 

But when it comes to creating great marketing and communications, Chris stands by the fact that it’s the solid, effective approach that works best.  

Chris summarized: "As one of Surrey’s premier design firms, we have the experience and skills to accomplish so much. I have faith and confidence in the people between these four walls and truly believe that together we can do anything."


15-15243 91 Ave 

Surrey, BC


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