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Celarity Overview

Minneapolis, MN
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Celarity is Minnesota’s most experienced marketing, creative and interactive staffing agency since 1993.We recruit and staff marketing, creative, and tech professionals for top Minneapolis and St. Paul companies in temporary and direct hire roles. We’re ... Read more

Mission: Celarity's mission is creating happy careers.
Let our award winning team add to yours. We specialize in these Marketing, Creative, and Tech areas:
Analytics, Communications, Content, Creative, Design, Development, Marketing, Production ... Read more

Company Updates

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Celarity – Why Work For Us?


In 1990, husband and wife duo Doug and Marlene Phipps co-founded “Phipps Creative Services,” a boutique graphic design firm that specialized in providing illustration and design services for large corporate clients like 3M, General Mills and Fingerhut.

A Surprise

In 1993, Marlene began a sister company that supplied creative talent to work onsite at a client’s location. The surprising thing she found out, was there was a huge, untapped market that preferred to have freelancers work onsite rather than outsourcing projects. This allowed clients to manage entire projects from start to finish at significant cost savings. After one year, she learned that this business model had a lot of growth potential and persuaded Doug to join her at the new company. That sister firm, formerly known as Freelance Creative Services, evolved into what is today known as Celarity.

A Bigger Surprise

An even bigger surprise was that in 1998, the untapped marketing and creative staffing industry was so huge in the Twin Cities that a number of large national staffing firms “discovered” our local marketing/creative community and opened up offices to claim their piece of the market share. Luckily, Celarity was established quite well by the time the national companies showed up on the scene. Celarity set themselves apart by taking good care of the local marketing and creative talent through the provision of perks unheard of in the staffing industry at the time. They are still a leader in providing contractor benefit options to this day.

Celarity gives back to the marketing, creative, and tech communities through many association sponsorships, volunteering and hosting of events. Celarity maintains a community calendar on their website which tracks and promotes all the weekly marketing, creative and tech events which encourages the importance of networking within the local community.

Still Growing

Today, with nearly 25 years in the business of Creating Happy Careers, Celarity is still growing. As the longest-standing staffing agency focusing where marketing and creative meet technology, Celarity understands how best to serve the local community.


Celarity’s Values

Celarity acts with the utmost responsibility to employees, clients, talent and the Twin Cities community. It’s not just about business; it’s about the quality of the relationships.
Celarity is guided by the following core values…

Be Professional – Carry out work with expertise, respect and honesty and bring great character and spirit to everything we do at the company.
Be Helpful – Help people whether it is a professional looking for meaningful work, a client needing talent, an internal team member or the greater Twin Cities community.
Be Passionate – Enthusiastically strive to be the best. Encourage growth and learning with the internal team, the community and the local marketing, creative and IT industry, because we believe there is always room for improvement.

Join Our Team

Enjoy where you work! We offer a fun, fast-paced and hard-working environment where success is recognized.

We are looking to meet:

  • Recruiters – Find purpose in creating connections with talented people in the community looking for their next career move.
  • Business Development – Create lasting relationships with clients founded on trust, professionalism, and a consultative team approach.

Want to Work at Celarity?

Are you passionate about the marketing, creative and IT staffing industry? Eager to work in a fast-paced, professional and honest work environment where employees are put first? Come join a top place to work that was nominated for a Minnesota Business Ethics Award two years in a row.

As Minnesota’s most experienced and longest standing marketing, creative and IT staffing agency, we are passionate about creating happy careers and are always looking for energetic, creative and friendly people to add to our growing team.

We offer a collaborative team-focused environment where all departments work together to create the best experience possible for our clients and talent. We offer competitive health benefits, paid time off, dental, 401(k) options and flexible spending accounts. You will enjoy working for a company where we work hard but never forget to have fun!

Celarity Testimonials

Lead Recruiter/Account Services

“Celarity has an amazing team. Wouldn’t want to work anywhere else! Thank you for creating a fantastic work environment.”

Marketing Manager

“Celarity provides training and learning opportunities, lots of one on one attention and management, and provide a flexible work environment! They reward and celebrate people’s successes. It’s a great group of co-workers, contractors and clients.”


“Celarity has a fun culture, they are value driven, have a great work/life balance, and they give you the tools you need to succeed!”


“Celarity has an awesome team, flexible hours, caring managers, career progression opportunities, and great training opportunities.”

Our Recruiting Process

  1. Apply: Check out our openings in marketing, creative and IT. Find the position that fits and submit your resume. (If you don’t see your exact specialty, submit your resume anyway; our recruiters still want to make connections with top talent!) Your resume is then sent directly to one of our recruiters.
  2. Connect: A recruiter will reach out to you, based on our current openings, and will then set up a time to meet you and learn more about your background and where you want to take your career.
  3. Match: We then match your skill set with the needs of our client and present your work and abilities in order to find the right fit for you and our client.

Celarity Reviews

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    Celarity is a great place to work and grow. Employees are top-notch and passionate about their jobs!


    Nothing to note-- it's a great place to work!

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Celarity Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Staffing Coordinator Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Celarity (Bloomington, MN) in April 2017.


    Phone screen and two in-person interviews. Quick turn around-- heard back almost immediately. The interviews were laid back but professional. Asked unconventional questions, like "tell me about high school" and my top three favorite songs. Not intimidating at all.

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Celarity Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Minnesota Business Magazine, 2017
  • Minnesota Family Business Award Finalist, Twin Cities Business Magazine, 2017
  • Best Places to Work 2017, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2017
  • Best Places to Work 2017, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Minnesota Business Magazine, 2016
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