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

29 April

Forum Video: David Littlejohn, Founder/Chief Creative Director @ Humanaut


This week we invited David Littlejohn of Humanaut, in Chattanooga Tennessee to visit the school and speak to the students. He blew us away with an incredible presentation, covering his philosophies on creativity, work, work/life balance, and the state of the marketing communication industry. Best #circusforum ever?

21 April

Forum Video: Anders Granberg, Freelance Art Director & Erika Lidén Freelance Photographer


This week, Circus Alumni Anders Granberg (Freelance Art Director) and Erika Lidén (freelance Photographer) show us some inspiring work from the other side of the world, and tell their story from their Circus days up until now.

14 March

Forum Video: Neisha Tweed Bell, Creative Strategist @ Facebook


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.

7 March

Forum Video: Jeff Goodby, Co-Chairman @ Goodby Silverstein & Partners


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.

7 March

Forum Video: Dave Ortega, Creative Director @ McKee Wallwork & Company


Our latest forum speaker was Dave Ortega, who showed us, among many other cool things, a freaking robot graffiti-artist he helped build!

3 March

Typography matters.


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 […]

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