CUP Leadership Gala

CUP 12th Annual Leadership Gala

I recently completed design on The Council of Urban Professionals’ (CUP) 12th Annual Leadership Gala, celebrating Innovation + Disruption. The event also included the Pipeline to Power Summit.

Held on June 26 from the Ziegfeld Ballroom in NYC, the event brought together over 200 cross-industry professionals of color for a full-day interactive program, closing with their signature fundraiser celebrating the advancements of professionals of color, showcasing CUP’s impact, and honoring extraordinary leaders of color. 

I have worked with CUP for many years, but I came into this project at the 11th hour after the original designer had developed the Save the Date, which was based off of a colorful dotted pattern and a script font.

Design included signage such as invitations, step and repeat banners, podium art, programs, posters, and escort and table cards, as well as the design of interactive content displayed at the seat of each attendee and event slides shown prominently on the venue’s large screen.

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Promotional Art

Event Photos

Images courtesy of Tamara Fleming Photography.