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Celi Creative | Tampa Design Studio 2017-08-19T21:42:59+00:00

It’s Not About Us, It’s About You!

Want more sales, increased brand awareness, or a profit-generating website?
Celi Creative provides you with all of the creative content that you need to succeed!

So if you must read another boring, pompous, it’s all about us page, then feel free to read on. Otherwise, click HERE and let’s get into what we can do for you.

Celi Creative is a Tampa Design Studio that works with clientele all across the US and abroad, and specializes in graphic design, web design, video production, animation, and digital marketing.

We have graphic artists and web developers that pride themselves on the ability to work closely with our clients to produce the perfect layout, color palette, and design elements that bring your concept and brand to life.

Our animators are some of the most experienced in the industry and have worked with major brands such as CNN, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, History Channel and more!

Need a script or website content and writers block got you down? No problem! Our two copywriters have a combined 40+ years of experience writing for TV, radio, and web including such brands as Hasbro, Mattel, Nintendo, Papa Johns, and more!

Our video production crew doesn’t just shoot video, they captivate the viewers heart and mind with the stories that they tell on screen. We shoot with some of the best equipment available including the RED Dragon Weapon.

Our Digital Marketing team are some of the strongest SEO experts in the United States that provide proven and stable strategies for your business to increase sales and traffic to your website.

So if you need to increase sales with marketing content that will not only impress you but your customers as well, then put us to work for you!

Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to visually communicate your message, your brand, and furthermore your thought process through various mediums of art, design, video and motion graphics. From concept to completion and a whole lot of confidence and creativity in between, we will solidify your advertising and marketing strategy, refine your corporate identity, and strengthen the branding of your product line. This message will self destruct in 5, 4, 3…

We believe that marketing success is derived from a highly collaborative experience between the client and agency. So when you call us in to assess your marketing needs, we’ll do the groundwork to understand your business and your customer as well as you do. Our core focus is to then build a marketing platform that succeeds in delivering exceptionally creative and engaging approaches that ultimately meet and potentially exceed your business objectives. Your marketing should excite you, your staff and especially your customers. Collaboration is crucial in the creative process, and our creative team is passionate about coming up with uniquely inspired creative solutions that effectively turns a business goal into a living story.

Ultimately, If you do not succeed in your business, then we do not succeed in our mission with you. At Celi Creative, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality product that we are able to offer. Our goal is to establish a long lasting relationship with your company that gives you the greatest return on your investment through increased sales, new customers, and increased customer loyalty. We feel so strongly about the quality of our work that we offer a complete satisfaction guarantee.

In our world, there’s no such thing as having too many clients that demand premium products, refuse to cut corners and have an affinity for new perspectives. So if you’re nodding in agreement, then we should talk.

Our Crazy Skills

Graphic Design 92%
Web Design 90%
Video Production 96%
Animation 94%
Digital Marketing & SEO 95%
Cheese Sculpting* 38%

Our Happy Clients

* No cheese was harmed in the presence of our artists. In fact, we don’t even sculpt cheese. It was merely added to make you scratch your head and say, “huh?”

No Smoke & Mirrors Here

Only amazing services to make you look like a million bucks to your customers!

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

Is Poor Branding & Design Hurting Your Business?

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WEB DESIGN

Is Your Web Presence Scaring Away Clients? We Can Help!

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VIDEO PRODUCTION

Make Your Ideas Reality, Not A Reality Show.

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ANIMATION

Engage Your Audience With Advertising They’ll Remember!

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SEO & Digital Marketing

Need more traffic to your website and increased sales?

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Animated Logos

Put your brand in motion with an animated logo!

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Quick & Easy Videos

Templated, Budget Friendly Videos!

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We Say, “Always Judge A Book By Its Cover!”
Especially if we designed it.

Heck, while you’re at it, feel free to judge some of these samples from our amazing talent!

Extraordinary Talent

At Celi Creative, we believe that quality is the one article of trade which cannot be compromised.
So we have hired the very best talent that will not only impress you, but your customers as well.

Meet Our Creative Team Members

Frank Celi
Frank CeliChief Creative Officer & Founder

Frank Celi (pronounced Chel-lee) is our fearless leader. He is an obsessively-driven, diversely-experienced Creative Director with a passion for pixels like no other. He is a designer, animator, video editor, educator, mentor, manager, writer, doer, and innovative leader in art and creative direction. He is full of ambition and dedication, but never full of himself. Frank has a keen interest in all aspects of digital design and motion graphics. You would probably call

it an obsession.

Growing up, Frank has always had a passion for the arts. From drawing cartoon characters at the age of 5, to leaning towards more of the fine arts of playing trumpet from 4th grade through his college years where he obtained a music scholarship.

Frank holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Animation from The International Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa, Florida. He graduated Cum Laude and was awarded honors by The National Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance. He also holds an AutoCAD Foundations Certificate from Pasco-Hernando Community College.

Pat McNeely
Pat McNeelyArt Direction

Pat McNeely is a Graphic Design graduate of GA State University and enjoys a 24 year career in television broadcast design. He has worked with major brands such as CNN, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Latin America, HUB Network, NBA, Braves, History Channel, Ford, KIA and more. Pat has earned numerous design and director awards including a Southeastern Emmy, PROMAX / BDA Golds, the One Show Golden Pencil Award and others.

Pat’s design skills have won him a couple of national contests as well, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center logo contest in Jekyll Island GA and the Purina/Beneful Dream Dog Park Design contest , which opened in his hometown of Johns Creek GA in the summer of 2010.

Pat also enjoys drawing and painting. He and his family have teamed up to participate in many South Eastern arts festivals.

Brandon Hyde
Brandon HydeVideo Production

Brandon D. Hyde is a cinematographer who travels nationally bringing his artistic vision to life on screen. He graduated from Southeastern University with a degree in film studies and also earned a degree in cinematography from the Los Angeles Film Studies Center in L.A. His passion is to tell stories on screen that captivate the viewer’s heart and mind. Whether the story being told is for a feature film, music video or promoting a brand’s message,

he understands the art and science behind connecting with the audience.

Brooks O'Kelley
Brooks O'KelleyAnimation

Brooks O’Kelley is a seasoned editor and motion graphics designer with 20 years of experience in film and television. He has a proven track record of success in network, agency and post-production environments. Having spent the last twelve years at Turner Broadcasting, he has learned to combine the artistry of good design with solid project management. Brooks seeks out inspiring projects that allows

him to flex his creative muscles and continually exceed client expectations. Never complacent, Brooks is always learning new software and on the lookout for new design trends. He is currently mastering Cinema 4D which will bring a whole new complexity to his design aesthetic.

In his down time Brooks enjoys cycling and playing the drums. He loves studying the design of classic automobiles and vintage watches. Brooks lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and two daughters.

Favorite quote: “If you think good design is expensive you should look at the cost of bad design.” – Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO Jaguar

Larry Goldstein
Larry GoldsteinCopywriting

Larry is a Senior Writer/Producer with over 20 years experience in marketing and advertising. He has an extensive background writing and producing television, radio and print advertising, as well as various types of web content. Larry began his professional career as an art director for advertising agencies in Atlanta, working on campaigns for national clients such as Papa John’s Pizza,

Crystal Springs Water and MacGregor Golf.

Years later, when he joined the world of sports marketing, developing concepts for advertising and promotions, he realized the writing side of the creative process was what he longed to do. And the timing could not have been better – a writer/producer position opened up at Cartoon Network, and it was an opportunity that was too good to pass up.

Larry spent the next five years creating award-winning advertising and marketing for Cartoon Network, having the opportunity to work on animated music videos, online games and promotional spots for the network itself.

He now manages a variety of creative projects, ranging from conceptualizing, writing and producing national broadcast and print campaigns, to creating brand identities and marketing initiatives for companies large and small.

Rob Stainback
Rob StainbackWeb Development

Creative Director Rob Stainback has produced and designed award-winning websites and print pieces for Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike. Concentrating on design, he provides custom sites and pieces, either working with or creating impactive brands and identities for clients. Rob also hosts and maintains websites and email for small businesses and churches across the nation.

Specialties: Creative Direction, Web Design, PHP, WordPress CMS, CSS, Photoshop, Flash, Print Design, Illustrator, Logos and Identities, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Apple Computers and Networking

Rudy De La Garza
Rudy De La GarzaSEO & Digital Marketing

Rudy De La Garza, Jr. has specialized in SEO and digital marketing since early 1997, before Google.  Back then Rudy was optimizing websites for Yahoo human reviewers, AltaVista, Lycos, and WebCrawler to name a few. Remember those? He is one of the few capable experts that can manage a full digital marketing agency and an in-house search acquisition department for a publicly traded company simultaneously. Rudy’s success includes guiding a $140

million market cap company to over $1.8 billion market cap that gains over 65% of its traffic from organic search. (RATE)

He also is a problem-solver. When the press release industry needed a new revenue stream, Rudy created a process to drive 35% more incremental revenue. For small businesses, Rudy delivers the most effective local SEO using the largest network of directories and publishers.

When not executing SEO and digital marketing initiatives, Rudy likes to fish, play basketball and help others in his neighborhood.

Rudy speaks about digital marketing, content strategy, SEO and persona driven content efforts at events like SMX West.

Carl Bannister
Carl BannisterGraphic Design

Carl has a natural talent for creating his own box, not just thinking outside of the box. With over 12 years experience in his professional career, Carl also came from a creative family, so he’s been designing things since he was a child. He runs his own graphic design freelance business, a graphic designers resource website, worked at YP.com as the senior graphic artist for the Direct Mail Division, coaches youth football, and supports a large awesome family of his own.

In his spare time, which isn’t really existent, Carl creates personal creative projects to keep his skills sharpened and relevant to the design world. All in all, Carl has a lot to do, but couldn’t be happier with where he is today.

Carl began his journey when he received an acceptance letter from The Art Institute of Atlanta. He studied hard, loved his classes and graduated with a 3.8 GPA and an Associates Degree in Fine Arts in 2005. He was immediately recruited by The Apartment Guide, Inc. to join their talented graphic design team. He committed five years to The Apartment Guide, Inc., went and worked hands-on with an Atlanta-based charity organization as a distribution manager, and additionally became a freelance graphic designer for that charity. From logos, to business cards, Carl dove head first into any job requested by the charity. Eventually, Carl was instructing a part-time beginners Adobe class to the charity participants once a week. Carl still works with the charity whenever they need his skills and expertise.

Carl’s past clients/current clients: YP.com, GA State Law University, Gwinnett County Intervention Department, NSPIRE & Hope House Charities, Guided Systems Technologies, Authorized Acquisitions and numerous independent businesses throughout Atlanta, GA.

Mary Rutt
Mary RuttCopywriting

When Mary isn’t spending her spare time noodling around Photoshop colorizing her irises (yes, her eyes really are that blue), she can be found noodling around Microsoft Word writing practically anything. She got her start copywriting radio commercials, and then ditched that whole “theater of the mind” thing for television, when an opportunity arose to get in on the ground floor at Cartoon Network. There she learned the ins and outs of promo writing and production.

She also contributed copy to network print ads, billboards and packaging blurbs. Ultimately she found her niche writing and producing commercials and co-branded promos for Cartoon Network’s vast national client base, such as Hasbro, Mattel and Nintendo. Mary has almost 20 years of experience working for a major entertainment brand.

Since then, she’s set aside the world of kids’ advertising and promotion in favor of a wider audience. PR and website blurbs, e-blasts, proposals, print copy and full on b2b and b2c video and commercial scripts on a variety of subjects – nothing is safe. We can’t seem to tear her away from her keyboard. You may want to hide the cocktail napkins (thankfully, song lyrics are not her forte).

When she’s not writing (or directing shoots) she can be found in the kitchen concocting something tasty or whipping up a batch of homemade wine. Muscadine is a particular favorite. As an interesting side note, she once co-wrote an episode of “Good Eats” with Alton Brown that featured pudding. Though, truth be told, she’s more of a crème brûlée girl.

Kyle Williams
Kyle WilliamsGraphic Design

Kyle is a passionate, motivated creative and marketing professional with 20 years of experience. Kyle graduated in 1992 from Tampa Technical Institute with a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design, and has since then worked with public relations, marketing and advertising agencies on local, regional, and national accounts. Along the way, he has built a dynamic skill set that includes conceptual design, brand development, corporate identity & branding,

project management, social media, planning events, and constructing comprehensive marketing plans.

Specialties: Thorough knowledge of creating a great customer experience, branding and Web 2.0 applications for use in strategic marketing goals.

Client Experience: ALLTEL, BellSouth, BrainBuzz.com, Bright House Networks, Centex Homes, Cingular, Cox Communications, Cunard Cruise Lines, Halifax Health, Hasbro, Lazydays RV, Marcel Schurman, Ruby Tuesday, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Ryland Homes, St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Storm, tbt*/Tampa Bay Times, THCVA, Time Warner Communications, Togethersoft, Ybor City Brewing Company, WMNF Community Radio

Rob Fairman
Rob FairmanAnimation

Rob Fairman is an animator with over thirteen years of experience creating high-end content. He earned a B.A. in animation from the University of Central Florida in 2001 as well as an A.A.S. degree in television production. Rob has worked on a wide variety of projects including product demo animations for air on QVC and Home Shopping Network, corporate marketing videos, and accident re-enactments for litigation. He has a broad skill set in both 3D animation

as well as 2D, effects and motion graphics. Outside of computer graphics Rob has a passion for aerospace and automotive technology. His willingness to tackle big projects is best exemplified by designing and building his own energy efficient home and, more recently, being the father of a very energetic four-year-old.

What’s all the buzz about?

At Celi Creative, we really care about what our clients think.
So don’t just take our word on how great we are, check out some of our awesome client testimonials!

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“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”

 

– Red Adair

“Computers don’t create computer animation any more than a pencil creates pencil animation. What creates computer animation is the artist.”

– John Lasseter

“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.”

– Steve Jobs

“Never forget that you only have one opportunity to make a first impression – with investors, with customers, with PR, and with marketing.”

– Natalie Massenet

“Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.”

– Walt Disney

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Mission-Impossible

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to visually communicate your message, your brand, and furthermore your thought process through various mediums of art, design, video and motion graphics. From concept to completion and a whole lot of confidence and creativity in between, we will solidify your advertising and marketing strategy, refine your corporate identity, and strengthen the branding of your product line. This message will self destruct in 5, 4, 3…