Founded: 1998

Headquarters: Minneapolis

Web: www.creatis.com

Business: Partners with Fortune 1000 companies to provide creative and marketing services, short- and long-term staffing, outsourcing and in-sourcing of customized programs and initiatives and direct placement of full-time employees through talent recruitment.

Executives: Dodd Classen, owner; Chuck Swensson, president; Brent Otto, account executive; Elizabeth Volkman, studio account director; Barbara Smith, controller.

Employees: 110

2007 revenue: $6.7 million

Strategy: Carry out growth strategy by opening a new office next year; shift employees from on-site to studio work as client needs change and make new clients aware of its model.