Elena Rivera Interview Part 6: design challenges

The design team overcame numerous challenges.

Qasim Virjee
Elena Rivera, Daniela Bryson, Elise Hodson, Qasim Virjee
March 2006
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA
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The design team overcame numerous challenges. "The process is very secretive. You can’t really let people know you are working on an Olympic logo entry. From the minute you sign up to participate in the process the package does tell you that this is confidential and that the entries you create are confidential and that once you submit them to VANOC – the Vancouver Olympic Committee – that they belong to them and you cannot use them in your portfolio and that you can’t show them to anybody or anywhere and say “Well, but this is what I designed.” So the whole process has got to be kept under wraps so we couldn’t possibly of had a group and asked them what they thought. It’s a very internal process. And once the entry goes out its as though it didn’t happen the entry does not belong to the designers, we can’t use [the designs] for anything so unless you’re announced the winner nobody knows what you’ve done. "

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