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.

We provide 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 2021 Glassdoor Best Places to Work Employees’ Choice Award and the ClearlyRated Best of Staffing & Recruiting Award for both talent and clients.

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

Creating Inclusive Connections

The BrandLab & Celarity Strategic Alliance


Celarity is constantly striving to strengthen the Marketing, Creative & Digital workforce by creating meaningful connections.

Celarity has successfully partnered with The BrandLab, a Minnesota-based non-profit since 2013 to address high school students' racial and socioeconomic barriers in learning about and accessing jobs in the marketing industry.

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In 2021, The BrandLab and Celarity proudly forged a 3-year strategic alliance to create inclusive connections for diverse talent while changing the face and the voice of the marketing industry.

Learn more about our partnership with The BrandLab.


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.


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 Zane Zielke, Recruiter and an all-around team player at Celarity. Zane has an incredible ability to juggle multiple searches at once while finding the right job opportunities for each of his candidates. Zane embodies Celarity's core values of professionalism, passion, and helpfulness by bringing a fresh perspective and expertise to processes, training, searches, and more. He's quick to adapt to challenges and raise his hand to help -- we're so lucky to have Zane on our team!