DCAC - Circus Gala

Identity, Print & Web Design

  • Categories: Identity • Print • Web
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Event Coverage: Video
  • Client: DCAC

Twelve 24 Design began working with the Denver Children's Advocacy Center, a Denver nonprofit. Then, as things progressed, we bridged connections between them and some of our other clients that wanted to get involved. We formed a partnership for the event, joining a boutique, a hair salon and a nonprofit to create a 1920s circus-themed gala. Complete with a runway fashion show, seated dinner and a live auction, this event sold out and fundraised several hundred thousand dollars for DCAC in one evening.

Whole Package

From the bidding paddles to the tabletop signage to the invitations to the event program and more, everything was designed to be a cohesive unit that spoke to the theme of the night's festivities. It was certainly an evening to remember, with elaborate 1920s costumes and a Walk on the Wild Side, complete with body paint and elaborate make-up and hairstyles.

Theme Development

Together with the partners of the event and the board of directors, we established a theme for the evening. Once decided, Twelve 24 Design did a lot of planning and design on how to incorporate the theme throughout the decor, the printed material, the website and more. We even created ads for our participating clients to advertise their involvement to their customers.


On the marketing side, we also secured several in-kind sponsorships that allowed the event to be an even bigger success. Additionally, with the help of a themed sponsorship packet we designed, DCAC was able to secure sponsorships at every level advertised, and the individual tickets to the event sold out, as well.