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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

 The Think Fragile X Foundation is beyond excited to have a new, amazing website created by the Xtremely talented Phil La Rosa at Creative Canary. Phil’s enthusiasm, creative ideas, organisational skills and dedication to creating our new website has been outstanding, he is always a pleasure to deal with and nothing was ever too much trouble. What has made this experience even more amazing is Phil’s passion and belief in the work our Foundation does – without his support we would never have been able to create such a fantastic website. The endless compliments and messages I have received from our supporters since we went live have been overwhelming. Phil, I can’t thank you enough for taking our website to a place I could only have dreamed about, I am excited to see where we take it next.

Maria Goss

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

Accelerate Group is all about being there for our clients. We work hard to provide reliable and ongoing support when it matters most, with a view to building long term, trusted relationships. Which is why, when looking for the right company to help us reinvigorate our brand, we wanted to find people who shared our values and could come to understand or business. For us, Creative Canary are those people! They completed a total overhaul of our brand from the ground up, from our logo and marketing materials right down to our email signatures and business cards. The team were very proactive in their approach during consultation and we could not have asked for more with regards to response times! Phil and the guys were incredibly quick to come back to us with ideas and suggestions. In fact, they got to know us so well they even had a hand in creating our slogan – “more than technology” – which perfectly aligned with our business strategy moving forward. Once again, a huge thank you to Phil and the Creative Canary team for their hard work and flexibility in going the extra mile. We couldn’t imagine getting the same result anywhere else.

David Parnis

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

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

After a short interview to determine what we wanted to achieve, Phil La Rosa of Creative Canary set up a staging website which ticked all the boxes. As well as meet all our expectations, the final website designed by Creative Canary came in at a very reasonable price, on time and on budget. We now have an additional income stream from our online store, selling our award winning freshly roasted coffees. In addition to the skilful design and implementation of our new website, Creative Canary also offer a very reasonably priced maintenance service that keeps the website running smoothly. I highly recommend Phil and his team at Creative Canary, and look forward to working with them again when it comes time to refresh the look of our website.

John Grapsas

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

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

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

From our first meeting with the team from Creative Canary it was clear that we were in the hands of an experienced and professional design team. They made the whole design experience easy and enjoyable. Phil and his team completely remodelled our website by integrating our ideas and theirs into a product that we are both proud of and that is in line with the industry expectations. Creative Canary went further than just our website and completely designed and printed our business cards, signage and promotional gear. Since the remodelling of our marketing we have seen great results in our SEO campaign and a noted increase in online and in store interest. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Phil and his design team at Creative Canary and highly recommend them for all design projects.

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