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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.
As the Georgia summer starts to disappear & we all look for a cool breeze & changing leaves, this time of year is a transition period for more than just the seasons. September graduation marks the exit of what is typically the Circus’ largest group of students. They came. They conquered. And now they’re looking […]
#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 […]
#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 […]
#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 […]
#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 […]
#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 […]
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.