Before returning to Perth in 2013 for family reasons, phillipsmedia was contracted by the City of Albany to handle its media management and provide writing and editing, graphic design and photography services.
Here are some examples of our work for the City of Albany, including a monthly Community Information page, advertising and promotional material.

A good example of our media management work is a media tour and briefing we organised to publicise the City of Albany’s role in creating the Padre White Lookout on Mt Clarence in time for ANZAC Day this year.
Here is the media release, fact sheet for journalists and artists’ impressions that were included in the media kit we handed out. Photos Leith took of the event were processed and sent to media outlets an hour later.

Last year, Leith undertook a major graphic design project for the City of Albany that involved creating an A1 document to publicise its new Local Planning Scheme No. 1. The reverse side features a detailed map showing zonings. Called a concertina knifefold, the document folds down to an A4 size. Working to a very tough deadline, he finished the job ahead of schedule and has received a great deal of praise for the quality of the final product, which had a print run of 17,000 and was mailed out to every applicable residence in the City’s boundaries.
In addition to the design work, he rewrote and edited the words, provided a number of his own photos (including the cover), created a press-ready pdf and liaised with the printer to make sure the job was perfect.
The work drew on Leith’s previous experience in 2009, editing and rewriting the City’s Albany Local Planning Strategy, which was a key reference document used to create the new planning scheme.

Leith redesigned the Albany Advertiser masthead and the company’s magazine, The Albany Magazine, which he edited and designed each month for three years until it was folded by management to cut costs. You can download the last edition by clicking here.

Leith was the chief sub-editor for the special 2nd anniversary issue of Sheila Magazine, a Perth-based fashion and lifestyle bi-monthly.


Leith is the lead design consultant for the Japan Times, Japan’s oldest and most influential English-language daily newspaper.

Last year, Leith designed a series of 10 advertisements for Business Foundations, a Fremantle-based organisation that advises new businesses how to make a successful start.

Michele has worked as a producer on ABC South Coast’s morning show.

phillipsmedia has also provided its services to Bunbury City Council, the Albany Port Authority, the Education Department of WA, WA Newspapers and the Great Southern Weekender.