About Creative Canvas Shade Solutions

Creative Canvas Pty Ltd has been designing and manufacturing Award Winning Awnings for the Domestic, Commercial and Marine market for over 25 years. We are a family owned and operated business dedicated to friendly personal service and a quality product. We strive to provide a superior product using a combination of quality fabrics and components and extensive product knowledge.

All our products carry a 3 year warranty on workmanship.

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Creative Canvas is a Specialised Textile member and is currently an active member in the Fabric Structures Committee. The goal of the Fabric Structures Committee is to educate, promote and respond to and assist the public, government and current members about fabric structures, with goals in achieving industry excellence.
The Association’s members work to an ethical code of conduct & understand how to structurally build & reinforce awnings & install them without structural damage to your home.
An annual competition is held to promote recognition of excellence and innovation in the use of canvas and synthetic fabric products. Creative Canvas has been recognised by the Association and our industry colleagues, 2 years in a row, for superior workmanship and high standards in design and manufacture. Creative Canvas have been associate members for over 20 years.
Members abide by a Code of Ethics in the interests of protecting the industry and its customers. The Association is represented on the Standards Association of Australia Committee Code of Ethics.

The Creative Canvas Team

Paul Skinner
Director / Founding Partner 1991
BCom University of Auckland. Certificate III in Carpentry. Paul brings a lifetime of skill gained from a most nautical upbringing in New Zealand.  A shipwright with Salthouse Bros. Boat Builders, sailmaker with Hood Sails and his love of offshore cruising and dinghy racing inspired his passion for functional design in the Home and Commercial Shade market.
Sandra Skinner
Founding Partner 1991
Account Manager/ Founding Partner 1991 BA - Archaeology – Univ. of Arizona Previous administration and HR roles in Canada and the US has given Sandra a good understanding of client services. She works closely with the Creative Canvas team ensuring smooth delivery of projects. She has a passion for helping clients achieve the best possible solution to their needs.
Jude Ho
Site Supervisor / Leading Installer
Certificate III in Carpentry Jude joined Creative Canvas in 2004 after years in the Marine construction and repair business in Trinidad. His knowledge of marine rigging and construction has been a great asset to the Creative Canvas design and installation process.
Steve Magor
Senior Installer
Certificate III in Carpentry Qualified Auto panel beater Steve joined Creative Canvas in 2004 after several years assembling awnings at a leading European awning wholesaler. Steve’s previous knowledge of componentry and automation has made him strong addition to the Creative Canvas team.
Craig Sweeting
Sales
Craig has been in our Sales team since 2004.   Craig’s straightforward cheerful manner during consultations gives our clients the confidence to explore the vast array of products we offer.  His previous experience with Vergola and the building industry has given Craig a solid foundation to achieve an effective shade solution
Deb Dibley
Office Admin & Marketing
Certificate in Business Administration. Deb has been running her own company since 1972 and started advising Creative Canvas in 2001; working on the website, marketing and in the admin side of the business. Her years of practical business procedures and solutions has been invaluable to the company.

Paul Skinner
DIRECTOR / FOUNDING PARTNER 1991
BCom University of Auckland. Certificate III in Carpentry. Paul brings a lifetime of skill gained from a most nautical upbringing in New Zealand. A shipwright with Salthouse Bros. Boat Builders, sailmaker with Hood Sails and his love of offshore cruising and dinghy racing inspired his passion for functional design in the Home and Commercial Shade market.

Sandra Skinner
FOUNDING PARTNER 1991
Account Manager/ Founding Partner 1991 BA – Archaeology – Univ. of Arizona Previous administration and HR roles in Canada and the US has given Sandra a good understanding of client services. She works closely with the Creative Canvas team ensuring smooth delivery of projects. She has a passion for helping clients achieve the best possible solution to their needs.

Jude Ho
SITE SUPERVISOR / LEADING INSTALLER
Certificate III in Carpentry Jude joined Creative Canvas in 2004 after years in the Marine construction and repair business in Trinidad. His knowledge of marine rigging and construction has been a great asset to the Creative Canvas design and installation process.

Steve Magor
SENIOR INSTALLER
Certificate III in Carpentry Qualified Auto panel beater Steve joined Creative Canvas in 2004 after several years assembling awnings at a leading European awning wholesaler. Steve’s previous knowledge of componentry and automation has made him strong addition to the Creative Canvas team.

Craig Sweeting
SALES
Craig has been in our Sales team since 2004. Craig’s straightforward cheerful manner during consultations gives our clients the confidence to explore the vast array of products we offer. His previous experience with Vergola and the building industry has given Craig a solid foundation to achieve an effective shade solution

Deb Dibley
OFFICE ADMIN & MARKETING
Certificate in Business Administration. Deb has been running her own company since 1972 and started advising Creative Canvas in 2001; working on the website, marketing and in the admin side of the business. Her years of practical business procedures and solutions has been invaluable to the company.