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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

I’ve worked with the team at Creative Canary on various projects now and I’ve been extremely satisfied with our client’s websites. They’re an endless pool of creativity that comes with unbeatable communication and fair pricing. As a marketing agency, it’s important that we partner with digital agencies we can trust and that will benefit our clients – Creative Canary is one of those agencies. Phil’s can-do attitude and eagerness to have everything perfect is what makes his agency shine amongst the rest. I can’t thank Phil and the team enough for all their hard work.

James Tischhauser, Tischh Marketing

Phil and his team at Creative Canary exceeded our expectations when it came to re-designing our branding for M2 On Hold. We provided his team with an outline of the market we were wanting to appeal to and the content we wished to promote, however not in our wildest dreams did we expect the result to be as impressive as what they presented us with. The design was unique, cutting edge and something our whole business is proud to show to the world, both on desktop and mobile, as it looks equally stunning on all platforms. The communication from Creative Canary was always prompt and with a smile, and all deadlines given, no matter how tight, were always met easily. We cannot recommend Creative Canary highly enough, and we will have no hesitation in using them again for future projects.

Martin Rivers

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

I’ve worked with Phil and the team from Creative Canary for many years, so it was inevitable that I was going to harness their creative energy when I took on my new role as Marketing Manager at Cahoots. Their eye for detail, creative flare and unbeatable response times makes this team so easy to work with. They’ve completed a number of design projects for us – Annual Reports, posters, flyers, website updates and graphics for socials. As always, their work is outstanding and has helped raise our marketing material to another level. I can’t thank the team enough for their hard work and dedication.

Tiffany Watson

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

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

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

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

A friend recommended I get in touch with Creative Canary – and I am so glad that I did! Our partnership went well from the very first meeting, with the guys putting forward many promising ideas on branding, website format and graphic design. I came away full of confidence, and I was thrilled with the initial concept which quickly followed. Next came many hours of work for Anthony to put our vision into reality. Throughout our journey Creative Canary showed great patience and were not troubled in the slightest with my need to change tack (more than) a few times, corresponding effectively through frequent phone calls and emails. The team were adept both at developing original ideas, and at perfecting and implementing my own concepts. I have no hesitation in recommending Creative Canary to anyone seeking professional, creative and helpful advice in the areas of branding, website development and graphic design. Truly the A-team!

Ellen Cowie

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

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