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

15 September

#AlumniSpotlight – Michael Marley

Posted

#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. Michael Marley Creative Circus Alumnus – Interactive Development (2014) Web Developer at The Weather Company Portfolio Advice to the graduating class: Take your time while looking for a […]

1 September

Alumni Spotlight – Brett Beaty

Posted

#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. Brett Beaty Creative Circus Alumnus – Art Direction (2007) Senior Art Director at Goodby Silverstein & Partners Portfolio Advice to the graduating class: Get a job as […]

26 August

Alumni Spotlight – Meredith Young

Posted

#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. Meredith Young Creative Circus Alumnus – Copywriting (2013) Senior Copywriter at KBS (kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners) Portfolio Advice to the graduating class: Stay hungry, stay humble. I […]

18 August

#CircusForum Chris Joakim & Mike Donaghey | R/GA New York

Posted

#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 Chris Joakim, Creative Director at R/GA New York, and Mike Donaghey, Creative Director at R/GA […]

14 August

#AlumniSpotlight – J.W. Affourtit

Posted

#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. J.W. Affourtit Creative Circus Alumnus – Graphic Design (2016) Portfolio Advice to the graduating class: Stay true to yourself. There will be a lot of pressure to […]

8 August

#CircusForum Danae Bélanger & Madison Jackson | mcgarrybowen Chicago

Posted

#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 Danae Bélanger, Senior Art Director at mcgarrybowen Chicago, and Madison Jackson, Senior Copywriter at mcgarrybowen […]

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