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 three years in a row.

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 has a mission of creating inclusive connections for diverse talent while changing the face, and the voice of the marketing industry.

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

At Celarity, we are committed to celebrating diversity so that everyone -- our internal team members, consultants, candidates, and clients -- a diverse mix of people can work, feel comfortable, confident, and included while being their authentic selves.

We work to enable equity through a joint mission with a local non-profit The BrandLab, to address racial and socioeconomic barriers in learning about and accessing jobs to support the next generation of marketing, creative, and digital professionals. Learn more about our partnership with The BrandLab.

Inclusive Connections in the Marketing Industry

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 Recruiter Ashlee Walstad. Within her first year, Ashlee shattered records while staying incredibly positive and upbeat.

Ashlee embodies Celarity's core values of professionalism, helpfulness, and passion by stepping up to mentor and support those around her, becoming the go-to for advice. We're so lucky to have Ashlee on our team!