What People Are Saying

  • Kervins Chauvet

    “Finding The Circus has been nothing short of life changing. I found two educations: one on advertising and the other on life.
    I found some life long friends and I found myself.”

    Kervins Chauvet

    Alumn, Copywriter, R/GA

  • Dave Holloway

    “My Circus network is global. The opportunity we get as creatives to give a voice to a brand and have the chance to do so with such talented people from all over is thrilling.”

    Dave Holloway

    Alumn, Creative Director, Microsoft

  • Jesse Juriga

    “The Circus gave me the skills and confidence that allowed me to write my own ticket in advertising. It gave me control to take myself where I wanted and not wait for things to happen to me.”

    Jesse Juriga

    Alumn, Creative Director, Google Creative Lab

  • Anna Vaughan

    “There’s one Circus for a reason. No where else will you find the hunger, drive, and passion it takes to be in advertising so alive. If you want to go far,
    go to The Circus.”

    Anna Vaughan

    Alumna, Art Director, 72andSunny

  • Mike Geiger

    “Advertising without The Creative Circus is like a grilled cheese sandwich without the cheese.”

    Mike Geiger

    Chief Digital Officer, David&Goliath

  • P.J. Pereira

    “Circus alums always have the right balance of work ethics, craftsmanship and passion. That’s why we have 10 of them here.”

    P.J. Pereira

    Chief Creative Officer, Pereira & O’Dell

  • Dawn Camardella

    “The Creative Circus doesn’t just make great portfolios, it makes great thinkers who are able to hit the ground running in the real world of advertising.”

    Dawn Camardella

    VP Creative Recruiting, Arnold Worldwide

  • David Mitchell

    “We count on The Circus to put sparkle in our work and a bounce in our workplace.”

    David Mitchell

    VP Creative, Sapient Nitro

  • Noel Cottrell

    “If you want to go into the industry ready to do great ads, run away to The Circus.”

    Noel Cottrell

    Chief Creative Officer, Fitzgerald+Co

  • Gabe Garner

    “Our Circus alums are easy to spot. They’re the ones Creative Directors fight to get on their teams during staffing meetings”

    Gabe Garner

    SVP Technology, Firstborn

    Industry Partners

    Our graduates get hired at some of the top agencies in the country.

Creative Circus Blog

27 October

Forum Video: Jay Rogers – JAYRO Design & Illustration


Jay Rogers of JAYRO Design & Illustration set aside his incredible illustration skills and impressive client list to visit our Theatre at talk to our students about concepting for Nickelodeon, Art Direction for Disney, Illustration for Adult Swim, and just generally being a complete rockstar around the Atlanta design industry. Lots of great advice throughout […]

27 October

Forum Video: Stephen Rodriguez of Rift Solutions


Stephan Rodriguez of Rift Solutions visited the school to talk to our students about his experience in web design, web development, photography, and video production. He gave us some great advice on how to work in teams, driving (get it) your career in the right direction, and networking, and showed us some incredible video work. Stick […]

21 October

Hosting Meetups for Atlanta JS (and others)


We’ve watched this vibrant community of “meetup” groups grow like crazy in the Atlanta area, and now we’re joining in. Meetups are particularly useful in the web development and graphic design communities, where guest speakers and open discussion groups come together to chat about the latest new web development framework, new trends in typography, or […]

21 September

JavaScript Meetup with Atlanta JavaScript Group


We hosted our first JavaScript meetup on Monday, September 19 with Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group (AtlantaJavaScript.com). It was a great night that the coding community gathered in the Creative Circus theater for tech talk and demos. Special guest speakers were Adam Morgan, software engineer at Seraph Group, is a freelance JavaScript developer and runs a […]

16 September

Fall Class Preview Party


It’s been #backtoschool everywhere and here our biggest class start also begins in fall.  Ours however starts October 3rd so we’ve had a bit more time to prepare.  One event everyone looks forward to is our Fall Preview Party to get the October class acquainted before the initial quarter begins.  It was a beautiful (hot) […]

25 August

Portfolio Review in Atlanta!


As August humidity surrounds us, we invite our agency pals to visit (no better time, right?).  But really, the purpose of seeking top talent to fill creative spots in agencies around the U.S. including many in our own city is what draws recruiters to the Creative Circus.  Students work for weeks adding the finishing touches […]

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