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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

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

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

The whole team at Valve & Fitting Australia were thrilled to have Creative Canary on board to completely overhaul our business’s branding, online presence and signage. This re-brand was exactly what we needed to bring our brand into the 21st century – and just in time for the move to our new office. Phil provided us with a fantastic new logo, website, and updated all our business cards and marketing collateral. From our initial meeting, Phil has guided us every step of the way. He even suggested we change our name from Valve & Fitting Supply to Valve & Fitting Australia, which was an idea we were happy to take on board to further help establish our nation-wide presence. To Phil and the team at Creative Canary – thank you for helping us rejuvenate our business. Your creativity, enthusiasm and dedication has been a huge asset. What a way to celebrate our 20 years of business

Nicola Prior
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

Had the absolute pleasure of working with Creative Canary. They designed all the branding and creative content for my business, Outback Eats and smashed it! Thank you Phil and team for making the process easy and efficient. My business wouldn’t be able to achieve what it has been without your expertise. 10/10 recommend to anyone needing a branding genius.

Jordan Bruno

After years of the leaving our existing website dormant, we were in desperate need of an overhaul. From our first phone call with Creative Canary, we felt completely understood. Phil and the team provided us with a demo that represented our business and core values. Our website makes it easy for potentially clients to understand our services and take a closer look into our facilities. Their support in having the right imagery and pages was extremely helpful. After their wonderful website work, Creative Canary also redesigned our company brochure and business cards so our marketing collateral tied in nicely with each other. I can’t thank Phil and the team enough, and would happily recommend them to anyone looking to bring their online presence to life.

Paul Falso

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

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

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

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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