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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

Creative Canary have been absolutely brilliant in scoping, designing and implementing our website. Our community fair will be in its 30th year in 2018 and since its inception, it has had no website or web presence.  In previous years, we had taken applications for stallholders using Word documents which were either emailed or posted to interested parties. Now, with Creative Canary’s help, this is all done online. The amount of administration and paperwork this online process has saved is remarkable. Phil and the guys have us covered! Creative Canary were also very generous by sponsoring the development of the project. As we are a not-for-profit organisation, this was a huge help and means that we can spend more in other areas to enhance the fair experience. The support from Phil in particular has been amazing – we couldn’t ask for more! From the day that the concept was laid out, Phil was on the same page, he knew exactly what we wanted and suggested various ways to achieve our goal. Phil’s level of communication was also outstanding. Not a day went by without some sort of update. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Andreas Tatt

After working with Creative Canary on two other websites, I knew who to call when it was time to re-do our Signs & Lines website. We hadn’t touched our website for many years and it was in desperate need of an overhaul. We required a design that not only reflected our brand and our values but showcased our wide variety of signage solutions in a way that was easy for the end user (while still ticking all those Google boxes). Phil and the team provided a concept that did exactly this, he not only understood our requirements but exceeded our expectations with his own ideas. With subtle animations and a new level of interaction, we are so proud of your new website and so grateful it was built in a way that’s easy to manage and update. Thanks again to team Canary!

Josie Simmonds

Having not updated our website for almost a decade, our online presence had been an afterthought for a while. We knew our website needed some work but we really couldn’t put our finger on exactly what was lacking. We turned to Creative Canary and were absolutely blown away by their work. They took care of everything, sorting us out with a new brand and marketing collateral as well as all the online requirements, like the website and email hosting as well as domain management. We had put this in the too hard basket for so long but Phil and the guys made the process so easy for us, we we only wish we contacted them sooner!

Chey Aitken

United Medical Centres worked with Phil from Creative Canary to redesign our website. Phil was an absolute pleasure to work with. He knew exactly where we were heading with our design and how to maximise all aspects of our website. He worked quickly and was fantastic with his communication. There were many late nights and early mornings involved and it really showed in the quality of the end product! He delivered far above our expectations and we wouldn’t hesitate to use his services again. Many thanks again Phil!

Anna Vock

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

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

When I was given the task of supervising the project to overhaul the company website, I asked a good friend of mine to put me in touch with a quality website designer in Perth. They put me onto Creative Canary. Right from when Phil came to our office and discussed his ideas for our website, he has been nothing but amazing. Communication, design and openness to new ideas is what Phil and Creative Canary do best. Phil was our first and last point of call. Phil’s patience and guidance during our project was a wonderful comfort. Things took a little longer than expected on our end, due to us changing our minds and getting excited about new ideas, adding over 50 professional photos of our staff, and pushing back the release date over and over. But despite that, Phil was there for us. I knew it was all worthwhile when I saw our employees’ smiles upon seeing the beautiful new website. Creative Canary took our website to another level and helped make this project a success. I can comfortably recommend Creative Canary to anyone looking for help with their company website.

Brendan Walsh

Project3 started working with Creative Canary in 2016. Since then, the volume and quality of work produced has been outstanding. Designing and creating four event websites, event programs, and numerous design collateral elements for each of our many cultural and sporting events around WA. Phil and his team are an extremely talented, hardworking bunch who tackle every project with a positive can do attitude. Projects are always completed on time to a high, professional standard. With their endless creativity, Creative Canary will constantly strive to bring out the best in your business.

Tiffany, Project3

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

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

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