From a noisy room in the New York office, Katie and Dan discuss adjustments from school to the real world, autopilot vs. inspiration, finding the truth and playing to your strengths.
The thoughtful, intelligent young writer discusses her adjustments from undergrad to portfolio school to a real job, the love of writing, and how to email.
The Creative CIrcus alumnus and former copywriter shares thoughts on his adjustment from school to a top agency, segueing from copywriting to film directing, and the advice to "make it until you make it."
A decade after Liz graduated from The Creative CIrcus, she and Dan discuss independent agencies, birth order, creativity applied, the value of fun, and managing stress.
The Philosophy Special, on honesty, vulnerability, truth, the humanness of W+K, instincts, and life
Visiting from Nashville, the designer and studio founder discusses the power of Pinterest boards, design strategy and process, the ideal client, outside influences, and empathy.
The highly awarded, humorous, talented and kind CW-turned-CD discusses how to get a job, drive, Chick-fil-A, the mechanics of humor, and Old Spice.
A conversation, two weeks before the team moved to Goodby Silverstein & Partners, about attention spans, developing confidence, good partnerships, and copy craft
The ECD pair discuss their ability to adapt, the advent of the Super Bowl war room, how to succeed, why good work dies, and the value of competition.
A heartfelt converstion about feeling like a fraud, the job of a CCO, good client relationships, parenting, PJ Pereira, and choosing a partner
The creative head of Ogilvy's Atlanta office discusses his big international move, impatience, doing good, and the power of curiosity.
Commercial directing vs. art direction, ELO, nightmare shoots, and why advertsing is awesome
Career and agency talk with Todd (Creative Director) and Amanda (Sr. Creative Recruiter)
Visiting Atlanta from Erwin Penland in Greenville, Adil covers Creators, Craftsmen and Creatives; being different; and the sticky but important topic of diversity.
An inside look at one of America's great ad agencies. A recruiter's actual role. Portfolios. Ad Schools. And a brief (partial) history of GS&P.
The successful, funny, award-winning creative team covers portfolio pieces vs. "real world;" production, executing, selling, and fighting; and the secrets of a good partnership.
Danae (Senior AD) and Madison (Senior CW) cover scripts, crystals, career growing pains, trust, partnerships, and ego deconstruction.
The difference between a student and a professional, partnering with Dan Rosenberg, working with CDs and life in Los Angeles
Elizabeth, Creative Director, and Carrie, Director of Resource Management and Talent, discuss adulthood, presentation skills, portfolios, and taking a risk when the opportinity arises.
Nineteen newly minted art directors and copywriters reflect on their time in school.
They are, in order of appearance:
and Britt King
The Minneapolis-based designer discusses boredom, staying in touch, helping brands understand their own identities and breaking rules.
A look inside the streamlined, award-winning Minneapolis advertising and branding agency. Also, some perspective on finding a job and thinking about thought.
The smart, affable Circus alumnus and copywriter discusses Boston College, bacon-flavored foods and his return home to Mother.
The move from CCO at a huge network to CCO at a small shop (with an actual kitchen in the middle). Also, on being different and knowing yourself.
A conversation, with a longtime ad veteran, about vision, possibilities, and what happens when artists tell brand stories