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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

18 August

Our Summer Program Comes to a Close


It’s #backtoschool time for college students and while our 2-year portfolio classes are going full swing, the 2016 Summer at the Circus crew returns to campus.  We had a great time advising this bright group on copywriting, art direction, design and photography for 8 intense weeks.  They learned Adobe Suite and Illustrator, created their own […]

29 June

Summer in full swing


It’s hot and our spring graduates have left for jobs throughout the U.S.  The hallways are cleared while the rest of the students take a much-needed break and we’ve welcomed our summer school college students for an 8-week bootcamp.  I’m amazed at the quality of these creatives-in-training that have chosen to spend their summer break […]

4 May

Spring Advisory Board- May 6th


The wheels have been in motion for months to bring our Atlanta board members together and now it’s here!  Winter has flown by and we’re excited to talk shop with this group.  We’ll be chatting copywriting, art direction, interactive design, the growth of digital/video in advertising and more.  Our attendees include Ames Scullin O’Haire, Anthem, BBDO, […]

19 April

Why should I go to an “ad school” to learn how to code websites?


First of all, we’re way more than just an ad school. People often call us an ad school because our biggest department is our advertising department, and let’s face it, “ad guys” like to talk about themselves a lot. But we are so much more than that. “People often call us an ad school,but we’re […]

5 January

Friday Speaker Series Announced


#CircusForum Schedule Winter 2016 Interested in meeting the heavy hitters of our industry? Look no further than the free, open to the public, #CircusForum Friday Speaker series! Follow us on Twitter: #CircusForum. If you’d like to attend, please contact admissions@creativecircus.edu   Friday, January 15th 1:30 – 2:30 Jonathan Lawrence, Designer | Matchstic Mackenzie Brookshire, Identity Designer […]

21 December

#SurvivingSylvia: “Remember color can help bring happiness (during the Holidays).”


Our resident Color Guru, Sylvia Gaffney takes on colors of the Holiday season.   During this time of the year we see so much green and red for a reason. Even ancient Druids and Romans used them to improve their ability to bear the cold drab winters. As colorist we become very aware of simultaneous contrast […]

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