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

26 July

Friday Forum Series: MRY


#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 Elizabeth Cauvel, Creative Director at MRY & Carrie Cervati, Head of Talent at MRY […]

13 July

The shine is coming off bootcamps. (Opinion)


Of course, I’m biased– the Circus (sort of) competes with the developer bootcamps. But I’m also keenly aware of what’s happening in the for-profit education sector, and the developer job market. And what I’ve been seeing recently is pretty troubling. Since 2012, the number of web developer bootcamps in the US skyrocketed from 0 to about 90. Many of […]

12 July

1st Annual T-Shirt Design Competition


Enter the 1st Annual Creative Circus T-Shirt Design Competition for a chance to win cash and to have your design featured on official Creative Circus apparel! The winning design will be printed on a limited edition run of t-shirts that will be available to purchase on campus and online. Current students (including Summer @ the Circus students) […]

10 July

Friday Forum Series: Vann Graves


We’re happy to share that Vann Graves, Chief Creative Officer of J. Walter Thompson Atlanta, will be speaking on July 21st. Take a look at Vann’s bio below: Vann Graves was appointed Chief Creative Officer of J. Walter Thompson Atlanta in December 2016. He brings 20+ years of creative and executive leadership experience to the […]

7 July

Evening Open House on August 3rd


Attention current students & alumni: What better way to show friends that are interested in attending The Circus what The Creative Circus is all about than to show them. Join us for an informal evening of hors d’oeuvres & mingling with Circus faculty, students, & alumni. Students & alumni, this is your chance to bring […]

6 July

Get to Know the Incoming Class – 2017


The June 2017 Orientation just wrapped up – it’s time to get to know the new Creative Circus students! They are from all over the US, have lived all over the world, and are increasingly multicultural. One student has lived in Japan while studying Japanese. One student was born in Trinidad. Another student was hit by a […]

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