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  • 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

19 January

Forum Video: Brandon Pierce, Creative Director at 72andSunny, New York


Brandon Pierce, Creative Director at 72andSunny, in New York shows off work for Smirnoff, Adidas, Samsung, and others. P.S. Sorry it was late. Youtube had a hissy-fit over the copyrighted content, but we set them straight.

18 January

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.


Thank you to Deanna Clark, recent graduate who created this image for today’s celebration of Atlanta’s own Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. In this image, he waves to participants in the Civil Rights Movement’s “March on Washington” from the Lincoln Memorial. It was from this spot that he delivered his famous ‘I have a Dream’ […]

14 December

Psychology of web design


Interesting article about what makes some sites more appealing than others on The Next Web. Worth a read. I like to teach my designers that there’s always room to follow the old adage, “underpromise, overdeliver.” It’s imperative to a designer’s success in the marketing industry that they don’t get complacent. Every site they create should be bespoke, aiming […]

5 December

Student Show Success


Twice a year, students at the Circus submit their favorite projects to be judged by a bunch of industry folks all over the country (sometimes the world), for the chance to win pride, honor, a hug from Finny, the ability to boast on a résumé, and a bit of prize money.  We celebrated our Fall […]

23 November

Forum Video: Doug Grimmett, Principal and Founder of Primal Screen


Thanks to Doug Grimmett for coming in and teaching us a few things about motion design, the history of graphic design, and building Primal Screen from the ground up. Amazing work reel too!

16 November

Forum Video: Robin Fitzgerald, CCO @ BBDO Atlanta


Robin Fitzgerald recently moved to the ATL to take the formidable title of Chief Creative Officer at BBDO Atlanta. She showed us some of her work at BBDO, recounts her first 60 days in Atlanta, and gives us advice on creativity, believing in yourself, and breaking glass ceilings in the advertising industry.

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