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Since 2015 Creative Canary has been one of the leading specialised digital creative agencies in Fremantle. We've built a loyal base of valued clients through our exceptional delivery of strategic and creative solutions, tailored for each personal project.

We are deeply passionate about your industry, and how it fuels our personal growth. Creative Canary benefits our clients by immersing ourselves in the latest technologies, design styles, and current industry trends – so that you rule the roost!

We would love nothing more than to discuss how Creative Canary can collaboratively solve your problem, through creative brainstorming sessions, and a carefully crafted coffee.

Without feather ado, touch base with us today and discover how Creative Canary can help you achieve your goals!

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Creative Canary North Fremantle Office 2019.

Phil La Rosa

Creative Director

A maker at heart, Phil is Creative Canary’s “Big Bird.” After years in the design industry, working for a diverse list of marketing companies, both as a freelancer and staff member, he launched his own dedicated design agency with the aim of breathing fresh life into clients’ ideas.

Using his passion for all forms of visual communication, Phil began developing his skills at the age of 10, when he designed a website for the local vocal studio where he trained.  

From there, he channelled both his talent and enthusiasm for design and upon leaving school,  embarked on a journey as a creative entrepreneur. After studies in Multimedia and Network Communications, Phil began work as a freelancer offering graphic design and web design services in Perth’s southern suburbs, with the launch of CPM Designs. His client list grew rapidly and he joined forces with the local IT company, Accelerate Group, where he became the Senior Designer in their Accelerate Media division.

Two years later he became the Senior Designer at M2 Technology designing visual campaigns, websites and marketing materials for established and reputable brands such as Telstra, Harvey World Travel, Helloworld, P&N Bank and Pharmacy777. In 2015 Phil decided to take a leap of faith in his design abilities, inspired by his many satisfied customers and launched Creative Canary in Fremantle.

His first major client was Espresso Works for whom he produced all their digital, marketing and printing collateral. The company’s client base has since expanded significantly and today, with a team of creative experts, they successfully juggle an extensive range of design projects.

Phil has ensured Creative Canary has a community focus from the outset and regularly contributes to charities such as the PMH Foundation, World’s Greatest Shave, Movember for Men’s Health and more. Another important charity it supports is the Think Fragile X Foundation which raises money for sufferers of the Fragile X Syndrome; a genetic condition that causes intellectual disability, as well as behavioural and learning challenges in children.

Anthony Boschman

Co-Creative

As a long-time friend and collaborator of Phil’s, Anthony was the perfect choice to join the nest at Creative Canary as Phil’s right (and left) hand man. With a passion for design, problem solving and a focus on the latest and greatest in technology, he’s our resident lateral thinker and solution seeker.

If there is ever anything anyone needs on a website and it doesn’t seem possible, Anthony will dig deep into his website knowledge and pull out an amazing and innovative answer.

Growing up with a tech-savvy dad, Anthony learned the excitement of technology’s possibility early. As a youth he invested a great amount of time in designing logos, graphics and t-shirts.

Anthony took up studies in Multimedia and after completing his study, landed his first gig designing at FHE Hockey. Here he managed multiple brands and designed everything from logos, websites and uniforms to hockey sticks, sporting equipment and other apparel. In 2013 he was tapped on the shoulder by Select Sports and continued his passion for design, working with new brands.

In 2016 he launched his own freelance design business, Cheeky Pineapple, where his client list included FHE, VooDoo Hockey, Gryphon Hockey and Bristo Uniforms. During this time Anthony also worked on multiple projects with Creative Canary and was soon asked to bring his experience and creative talent to Creative Canary.

By combing their unique skills, experience and talent, Phil and Anthony are a dynamic duo and a potent powerhouse of ideas and creativity.

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What our clients are saying

Our strengths and skills lay in operating our business, however, the world of web design and social media is beyond our expertise. We have used Phil on a number of occasions now and he has been extremely patient in guiding us through unfamiliar territory in spite of the fact we have often struggled to give him much to work with. Phil and his team have created multiple brand entities for us along with state-of-the-art websites.

Nigel Cocliff

I have been working with Phil and his team at Creative Canary since 2016. From the initial meeting and briefs – I knew then and there Phil had a talent. He makes your ideas come to life! His digital and creative skills are perfect. I can honestly say, that Phil has created pure magic with our branding culture – the work reflects Phil’s high attention to detail, creative flair and passion for our brand. It’s so refreshing to work with an agency that genuinely wants to be involved each step of the way. Phil and his team at Creative Canary have done a remarkable job and continue to do so. I have so much confidence and trust in Phil and his team – I know whatever task is needed it’s executed with pure perfection. His creativity and skill set is genius! It’s so refreshing to align with an agency that genuinely cares.

Morgan

When I approached Phil to redesign the Harry and Gretel website, it was a Squarespace one page website. It’s now a fully functional e-commerce site that features upgrades beyond the standard online fashion retailer. Given that the client was worried about stepping into the e-commerce space, the transition and web build went smoothly making the Harry and Gretel brand accessible all over the world. Taking your client base from local to international is a huge asset to a fashion retailer. Thanks so much Phil! The website looks amazing and truly reflects the edginess and femininity of the Harry and Gretel brand!

Ali Sims

I was referred to Creative Canary by a close friend who spoke very highly of their work. When I met with Phil to discuss my branding and website, he was easy to work with, receptive of my input and understood what I was looking for.
From initial concepts to the final design and through the whole process, Phil’s attention to detail and creativity is commendable. Phil is a talented perfectionist. I have no hesitation in recommending Creative Canary – Phil, you do great work.

Gavin Lim

Thank you, Creative Canary for the amazing job you have done creating our website! You have gone above and beyond to meet our expectations. Starting a new business has been a busy crazy and exciting time! The thought of having to create our website was a bit of a daunting one however you have made the experience an enjoyable one! You have been able to complete all of our requests as well as come up with some ideas and suggestions that has helped us create something that we are so proud of. We could not be more impressed by the design of our logo, business cards and the amazing photography you have done for our business. Your professionalism and eagerness to have everything looking perfect has enabled us to recommend your services in a heart beat!

Megan & Renae

For over 20 years we operated as Granite Transformations. After evolving our services and offering a new range of solutions to our clients, we knew it was time for a rebrand. Creative Canary were instrumental in this part of our evolution. They not only helped with the creation of the new name and brand, they also redesigned all our marketing material, signage, social media assets and created us a shiny new website that we are so proud to call our own. Their creativity, response time and eagerness to get things perfect is why we’ve continued to use their services for over 3 years now. Phil and his team are always by their email ready to respond whenever I need something new designed. I can’t thank the team enough for everything they’ve done for Australian Stone. I would highly recommend Creative Canary to anyone looking for someone they can trust with their business.

Meisha Warren
We have used Creative Canary for three years now to take care of all our major marketing and branding aspects. From designing our logos, to our amazing website and even business cards. No problem is too big or small and always happy to be of assistance. Highly recommend.
Declan O’Brien

It was such a pleasure dealing with Philip and the team at Creative Canary recreating our new logo and website. After 20 years, we were well overdue for a more modern update and their fresh ideas were fantastic. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Your passion for what you do shows in your work and your mature friendly nature is why you will continue to succeed in your business. Thank you for all your hard work.

Aleisha Falso

Our strengths and skills lay in operating our business, however, the world of web design and social media is beyond our expertise. We have used Phil on a number of occasions now and he has been extremely patient in guiding us through unfamiliar territory in spite of the fact we have often struggled to give him much to work with.

Nigel Cocliff

Being new owners of Uncle Joes Barber and Mess we were really keen on developing our website to be more than just a simple Instagram feed or link online. The truth is we really had no idea even where to begin and needed some serious help at the start of the process! Phil was fantastic in terms of listening to exactly what we were trying to achieve, whilst always being happy to offer his advice through his experience and knowledge. After a session or two in working out the “feel” and “look” of the website Phil went away and came back with a site that suited us down to a tee. A few tweaks here and there and the job done in a timely and professional manner. Apart from all of the cool creative stuff we worked through we are really happy with the way the website performs across a number of functions, such as online bookings, an online store and a voucher ordering system. The manner in which it all works together is brilliant. We are absolutely over the moon with the way our website has turned out and would strongly recommend Creative Canary to anyone that wants to build a website for their business.

Paul & Cheree

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