The Celarity Mission


Celarity is an award-winning Staffing & Recruiting agency for Marketing, Creative & Digital talent with a mission: Creating happy careers with meaningful connections.

For 30 years, we have provided remarkable experiences and results for both clients and candidates and have proudly connected 600+ companies with over 5,000 candidates.

Celarity has humbly won several prestigious awards, including the Glassdoor Best Places to Work Employees’ Choice Award and the ClearlyRated Best of Staffing & Recruiting Award for both talent and clients three years in a row. Celarity has also been named a Best Place To Work by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for six consecutive years.

These award recognitions are exciting because they allow us to access the best job opportunities and the best talent.


Bringing Peace of Mind.

Clients experience peace of mind with Celarity’s brand promise and commitment to client’s satisfaction.

Creating Inclusive Connections

Celarity's Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Celarity believes a key part of creating happy careers is first creating inclusive connections for ALL talent through exposure and access to the marketing, creative, and digital communities.

Celarity knows the importance of providing exposure, access, and equitable opportunities and is on a mission to connect open, qualified, and available candidates to marketing, creative, and digital careers.

Learn more about Celarity's work to celebrate diversity so that everyone -- our internal team members, consultants, candidates, and clients -- can work and feel comfortable, confident, and included while being their authentic selves.

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The Celarity Story

Striving to Exceed Expectations


Marlene and Doug Phipps embarked on their first entrepreneurial venture in 1990, launching Phipps Creative Services, a small design shop offering design, illustration, and copywriting services to local clients. But by 1993, in response to an increased demand for on-site creative freelancers to work alongside clients, Marlene blazed the trail with an innovative and original kind of agency called Freelance Creative.

Over time, Freelance Creative evolved into what is now known as Celarity: a Staffing & Recruiting Agency for Marketing, Creative & Digital Talent

Celarity has always been a family-owned business and in 2020, Marlene & Doug’s sons, Robert and John Arnold, stepped into ownership roles.

Under new ownership, Celarity is still committed to continuing the tradition of nurturing company values of professionalism, helpfulness, and passion while striving to exceed client and talent expectations.

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One way to honor previous ownership is the introduction of the Phipps Vision Award in 2020. Each quarter, one team member wins the award based on their display of company values.

This quarter's award recipient is Lead Recruiter Jessica Spanier!

Jessica's leadership, willingness to help, outgoing personality, and positive outlook are just a few of the things that we appreciate about her the most.

Having helped over 155 candidates land their dream roles, Jessica is a true superstar!