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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

We have always heard great things about Phil and his Creative Canary team, so when it came time to redesign our website and create some advertising material we knew they would be the agency to call. Immediately, from the very first phone call with Phil we could see the Creative Canary team were straight on to the job. The design, photos, content and actual physical quality of the pamphlets they produced for Luxe Ceramics were very impressive. We always get positive comments about them. The final website design reflected our business perfectly. Throughout the whole process Phil and Team Creative Canary were professional and efficient. They listened to what we wanted, but also advised us on what would work best for each application. We definitely recommend Creative Canary to anyone looking for a web agency that’s friendly, fun and super-skilled.

Josephine Terribile

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.

Anthony Bosco

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