Ad school,
almost an agency

WHO ARE WE?

We are an advertising school disguised as an advertising agency. At The Atomic Garden the students don’t come to study, but to pre-work, which is the way you really learn. At least this is the way we did.

This is not about taking notes but receiving briefs, having bosses, getting excited, making an effort; it’s about shaping yourself by learning how to create, how to listen, how to make mistakes, how to work in a team; it’s about starting to become familiar with one of the most fun professions around today. But overall, it is about creating a solid portfolio for oneself. So, if you need one, we are the school for you.

WHAT DO WE DO?

We start each course with the same obsession: to see our students learning to work as if they were inside an advertising agency, and to leave The Atomic Garden with a portfolio that will open all the doors in the advertising world for them. This is nothing new to us. We have been doing exactly the same thing in different advertising schools for years and the success has been so immense that we decided to launch our own school in 2012 and in 2014 we opened two more schools in Lima, Peru and Vilnius, Lithuania.

We act more like bosses than teachers and demanding bosses at that (for sure). We attend the best national and international creative festivals, such as D&AD and The One Show.

STUDY PROGRAMS

  • CREATIVITY IN ADVERTISING
    Learn to think campaigns, insights, slogans, ads, logos, brands, ideas by developing your portfolio – the definitive tool to move from pre-working in school to actual work in an advertising agency.
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  • ADVERTISING STRATEGY
    Every good advertising campaign comes from a good brief. And a good brief can only come from a good team of account managers and strategic planners.
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  • DIGITAL ADVERTISING
    From offline to online in 48 hours. Designed for marketing specialists, account managers, producers, ad agency and media agency creatives and all the people from marketing department.
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Teachers

Antonio Bechtle

CREATIVE DIRECTOR // MILK

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Rene Fischer

STRATEGY CONSULTANT

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Andrius Grigorjevas

STRATEGIC PLANNER // IDEA GROUP

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Tomas Nemura

CEO // THE CHOCOLATE

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Natalia Mirapeix Bedia

Art Director

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Jonathan Howard

CREATIVE INSTRUCTOR // SAATCHI & SAATCHI EUROPE

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Tomas Ramanauskas

CREATIVE DIRECTOR // NEW!

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Tomas Bartninkas

Strategy director // McCann Vilnius

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Stefanija Jokštytė

SENIOR COPYWRITER // NOT PERFECT | Y&R VILNIUS

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Regis Pranaitis

ART DIRECTOR // NEW!

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Mantas Vėlykis

Creative director // McCann Vilnius

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Daiva Tonkūnienė

MANAGING DIRECTOR // DDB VILNIUS

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Dominykas Žilėnas

Creative Director // Adell Taivas Ogilvy

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Simas Bačiulis

Account Director // Adell Taivas Ogilvy

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Ignas Kozlovas

CREATIVE DIRECTOR // FOLK

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Renata Šarkauskaitė

CREATIVE DIRECTOR // IDEA

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Audrius Feigelovičius

STRATEGIC PLANNER // NOT PERFECT | Y&R VILNIUS, RIGA, MINSK

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Jurga Kasperavičiūtė

FORMER ACCOUNT DIRECTOR // ADELL TAIVAS OGILVY

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Dominyka Jonušienė

Pildyk brand manager // TELE2

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Gediminas Saulis

Design Consultant

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Jonas Lekevičius

Head of Product Design // Treatwell

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Dovydas Kėdikas

PROJECT DIRECTOR // ADELL TAIVAS OGILVY

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Tomas Kauneckas

Photographer / owner // Ciklopas

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Ramojus Petrauskas

Senior Producer // The Magic

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Jonas Banys

Strategic planner // Adell Taivas Ogilvy

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Gabrielius Jucevičius

Freelance Creative

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Vladas Litvinas

Freelance editor

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reviews

If you know of a better way to go from not ever having done an ad, to doing ads for the biggest brands in this market and having them run, all in less than a year, you should go with that.

JĀNIS MILZARĀJS

TAG GRADUATE, ART DIRECTOR,
MILK

Becoming part of TAG Vilnius simply changed my life. Anything i achieved in the last 8 months i owe it to the Atomic Garden. What i found in Vilnius is a course that taught me the practice of the advertising work, how things are done and what is the logic behind any advert. I'm now part of Not Perfect|Y&R because what i have been taught has been very precious to show that I had the right attitude to get involved in new challenges and to always aim high. TAG Vilnius hasn't been only a big opportunity to grow professionally but also a great way to find unique and highly reliable people who managed to generate and grow a small, cozy advertising family.

MASSIMILIANO MÈHSSI CIRILLO

TAG GRADUATE, CREATIVE,
PARTIZANAS

I have been thinking a long time before joining TAG, had many doubts whether the school will justify my expectations. Now I can safely say that it was more than worth it. I met a number of industry professionals , over half a year I learned more than others learn in 4 years at the University and, of course, I got the desired and beloved work. What else you can want?

JONAS VENCKŪNAS

TAG GRADUATE, CREATIVE
ADELL TAIVAS OGILVY

About Atomic Garden I can say only one word - amazing! To be honest when I decided to enter this school I did not expect much to learn, main thing for me was to know the industry, people. I had this believe that you can not learn creativity because it's something what is given to you and that's it. But, man, I was wrong, there are layers of strategy, insights, concepts and techniques which leads you to creating a good ad. So at the end I not only met really interesting teachers and students, but also mind opening lectures and all my expectations were exceeded when I got my dream job in one of the best advertising agencies in Lithuania!

IEVA RIDZVANAVIČIŪTĖ

TAG GRADUATE, ART DIRECTOR,
DDB VILNIUS

REGISTRATION

IS THIS FOR YOU?

There are three things we ask our students for: be passionate (movies, records, books, crafts, rocket science… whatever works); be ready for frustration (be sure – 99% of your ideas will go to the trash bin); be a hard worker.

HOW TO ENTER THE ATOMIC GARDEN?

If these are the qualities you can apply to yourself – go ahead and fill in the registration form.

 
 
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CONTACTS

School address:  Ave Gedimino 27, Vilnius

Phone: +370 620 46321, +370 655 91222

E-mail: info@tagvilnius.lt

MANIFESTO

 

PRE-FORGET THE THEORY, PRE-FORGET YOUR FRIENDS

AND YOUR MOTHER’S POTATO PANCAKES.

PRE-DETACH, FOR SOME MONTHS, FROM YOUR CURRENT RELAXED LIFE.

IF YOU ARE IN A RELATIONSHIP: IT’S IN DANGER

YOU ARE PRE-STARTING TO WORK IN ADVERTISING.

PRE-SIT ON THE CHAIR OF A CREATIVE, AN ACCOUNT MANAGER, A PRODUCER.

ONLINE OR OFFLINE.

 

PRE-RECEIVE BRIEFS, PRE-START TO HAVE IDEAS.

PRE-ADJUST THE BACK OF YOUR SIT AND YOUR PATIENCE.

PRE-TRY. PRE-FAIL. PRE-GET FRUSTRATED AND PRE-TRY AGAIN. PRE-TRY BETTER.

IT’S YOU AGAINST THE BEGINNERS’ LOW SELF-CONFIDENCE. PRE-GET EXCITED.

PRE-HAVE BOSSES. PRE-BE AFRAID, BUT ONLY OF CLICHES.

 

PRE-START THINKING ABOUT IDEAS, INSIGHTS, CONCEPTS, STRATEGIES,

OR WHATEVER THEY’LL TELL YOU TO THINK ABOUT.

PRE-TRY TO SURPRISE YOURSELF. ALWAYS.

PRE-BREAK YOUR BRAINS IF YOU WANT TO CREATE GOOD CAMPAIGNS.

PRE-BREAK THEM, EVEN WHEN THE ONLY THING

THAT YOU WANT TO DO IS TO BLOW THEM OUT.

PRE-FILL UP THE PAPER BINS. THE MORE SERIOUSLY YOU TAKE IT,

THE MORE YOU WILL LAUGH.

YOU WILL BE SURPRISED ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF.

 

YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT BEING BIG-HEADED COMES WITH A REWARD.

THAT TALENT IS (ALMOST) THE LEAST IMPORTANT THING OF ALL.

THAT GENIUS, RESPECT AND AWARDS ARE WON WITH ATTITUDE.

THAT YOU LEARN FROM THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE,

THAT YOU START PUTTING FORWARD IDEAS, LISTENING TO WHAT IS WRONG

AND UNDERSTANDING THAT THE CRITICS TEACH MORE THAN THEY HURT.

THEN YOU WILL SEE WHAT A GOOD PORTFOLIO YOU’LL PRE-MAKE FOR YOURSELF.

 

PRE-WORK BEFORE YOU START WORKING.

PRE-EARN A NAME. PRE-EARN A SALARY.

PRE-LIVE THE BEST STAGE OF YOUR CAREER.

PRE-FALL IN LOVE WITH WHAT YOU DO.

THIS IS FOR LIFE.

AND THEN YOU’LL SEE THAT THE “PRES” ARE GONE

AND NOTHING IS STOPPING YOU ANY MORE.

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