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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.
#CircusForum The Creative Circus hosts special guests every Friday in the Carol Vick Bynum Theater as part of our Friday Forum Series. Special guests include top industry professionals from Ad Agencies, Design Shops, & Top Companies, Circus Alumni & more! We’re happy to share that Don Shelford, Group Creative Director at Droga5 will be speaking on Friday, October 20th at […]
#AlumniSpotlight The Creative Circus graduates the most sought after creatives in the industry. Take a moment to read about the lives, careers & personal stories of some of our fantastic alumni. Alex Russell Creative Circus Alumnus – Copywriting (2000) CW/CD Freelancer now available at a-russell.com Portfolio Advice to the graduating class: The truth is, you’re immediately out of […]
Enter the 1st Annual Creative Circus Holiday Card Design Competition for a chance to have your design featured on the official 2017 Creative Circus Holiday Card. These holiday cards will be sent to Circus contacts at ad agencies, design shops, web shops & more! The winning design will either be printed on a card or will be sent electronically. […]
#CircusForum The Creative Circus hosts special guests every Friday in the Carol Vick Bynum Theater as part of our Friday Forum Series. Special guests include top industry professionals from Ad Agencies, Design Shops, & Top Companies, Circus Alumni & more! We’re happy to share that Todd Feitlin, Creative Director at Mekanism, and Amanda Speer, Sr Creative Recruiter atMekanism, will […]
#AlumniSpotlight The Creative Circus graduates the most sought after creatives in the industry. Take a moment to read about the lives, careers & personal stories of some of our fantastic alumni. Josh Robinson Creative Circus Alumnus – Art Direction & Graphic Design (2002) Executive Creative Director, Principal at My Friend’s Nephew Advice to the graduating class: 1. Where you […]
#CircusForum The Circus is happy to give you access to great speakers every Friday of the quarter at 1:30pm for our Friday Forum series. Take a peek at our Fall 2017 Schedule. These events are open to the public (mandatory for students, of course) so if you’re in the neighborhood, come by and enjoy what industry leaders […]
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.