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“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.”
Alumn, Copywriter, R/GA
“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.”
Alumn, Creative Director, Microsoft
“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.”
Alumn, Creative Director, Google Creative Lab
“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.”
Alumna, Art Director, 72andSunny
“Advertising without The Creative Circus is like a grilled cheese sandwich without the cheese.”
Chief Digital Officer, David&Goliath
“Circus alums always have the right balance of work ethics, craftsmanship and passion. That’s why we have 10 of them here.”
Chief Creative Officer, Pereira & O’Dell
“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.”
VP Creative Recruiting, Arnold Worldwide
“We count on The Circus to put sparkle in our work and a bounce in our workplace.”
VP Creative, Sapient Nitro
“If you want to go into the industry ready to do great ads, run away to The Circus.”
Chief Creative Officer, Fitzgerald+Co
“Our Circus alums are easy to spot. They’re the ones Creative Directors fight to get on their teams during staffing meetings”
SVP Technology, Firstborn
Our graduates get hired at some of the top agencies in the country.
A couple of Fridays ago we were lucky enough to hear from Neisha, a Circus alum, and Creative Strategist at Facebook’s Creative Shop. She showed off her work, and taught us a thing or two about how advertising is changing, with virtual reality, 360º video, customized targetted video ads, and a whole lot more.
This week, Jeff Goodby (yeah, that Goodby) dropped by to tell use where the ad industry is headed, gave us advice on how to thrive in advertising, and showed us some great campaigns for Doritos and Adobe.
Our latest forum speaker was Dave Ortega, who showed us, among many other cool things, a freaking robot graffiti-artist he helped build!
2017 is proving to be a wacky year already and we’re only three months in. On last Sunday’s 88th annual Golden Globe awards, the unthinkable happened- Best Picture was dedicated to the wrong film, by an “iron-clad” system from accounting firm PWC. It was human error, but in the eyes of the design community and […]
This past weekend, we had a great opportunity to host AIGA Atlanta‘s 2017″Rise Up” Mentoring kick-off event. The event pairs mentors with mentees in the design community in various fields to share information, get to know each other, and be inspired. About 60 guests attended and we were lucky to hear a presentation by Graphic […]
David Balwin, Founder of Baldwin& in North Carolina tells the story of starting an agency at the bottom of the market crash, and gives great advice to students just getting started.
Every two weeks, Circus Department Head Dan Balser gets into the heads of some of the industry’s legends and future stars. Hear here.
View some of our recent student portfolio work.
We offer classes in design, commercial photography, web design, art direction, & copywriting here at our campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Our two year portfolio building program has helped thousands of aspiring creatives land a career using their talents.