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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!

Mural by Steve Browne.
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

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

After working in the coffee industry for many years, I heard the name Creative Canary floated around quite a bit. When it was time to start my own roastery and café, I knew who to call. I met with Phil and told him the name of my new business, the products we planned to offer and audience we wanted to target. He not only came up with the logo you see today, but also helped in the naming of my blends and made sure all my marketing collateral tied in with each other. Creative Canary was essential in the start of my business and will continue to be for years to come. Every piece of design work you see in our café or online I’m proud to say is designed by the creative genius. Our logo, online store, business cards, product labels, packaging and advertisements are unrivalled, unique and something I will continue to boast about. Thanks again to Phil and his amazing team for being such an asset to Nero Espresso.

Steve

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

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

Phil works on all of our marketing, websites, and other creative projects for all of our various companies, from financial investments, property developments, restaurants, wholesale foods & events services. We started working with Phil about 12 months ago, and haven’t looked back since. He is now our “go to man”, we have found his professionalism, response time, and creativity second to none. Any project given to Phil is done in a super speedy time frame and to a high standard. I would highly recommend Phil and the team Creative Canary to anyone, and do.

Kym Dalrymple

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
Creative Canary is lead by an extremely talented young man. I have had the honour of working with some of Australia’s best established talent in the space of digital marketing and design works, such as: Humann, Bonfire, Alyka and Luminosity. My experience with Creative Canary has been one of complete dedication, professionalism, sincere care for the client and a legitimate inspired posture of wanting to create the absolute best product possible. The approach has been extremely collaborative, whilst having the ability to completely trust the design team to produce something unique to the market place. It is cliche to state ‘give me something unique’. The reality is, the term unique is quite subjective; but what I love most about Creative Canary and the young, enthusiastic, open minded and agile team is that they bring a new meaning to the term unique. What they produce comes from a place of love and sincere care for the clients needs. They have always communicated with me in such a prompt and intuitive manner. I highly recommend Creative Canary for anyone that is wishing to achieve high (global standard) results, but with the feeling of connecting to real, sincere people that care about their craft and your satisfaction.
Stef Sifandos

Phil has been working with Mondo Landscapes since he was 19 as our Web Developer and we wouldn’t consider talking to anyone else. It is wonderful to see him build Creative Canary into a successful company supported by a great team of creatives. Creative Canary has the ability to deliver a dynamic website, clean, powerful and easy for all to use. Creative Canary really understands the need for a web to be intuitive and fluid. Their ongoing support is outstanding! Plus we love the laughs and interaction we have had along the way. Phil is quick to pull me into line with a strong sense of humour and I really appreciate his guidance and whit. A very cool team to work with and so much fun.

Bev Harrison

Thank you to Phil and his team at Creative Canary for creating an amazing new website for my business. Creative Canary is a team full of cutting edge talent, dedication and passion for web design and development.  I was very impressed with the quality of work done by Phil. Throughout the whole process Phil was very professional and efficient. He listened to what I wanted and also advised me on what would work best for my website. I have received nothing but compliments on the new website since going live. Working with Phil was an absolute pleasure and I would definitely recommend Creative Canary to anyone looking for a professional, efficient and friendly website designer.

Melissa Perna

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