How did a passion from childhood and a senior design thesis project evolve into Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics? We recently caught up with Corey Dinopoulos ’07 (Graphic Design) and he filled us in on how this came to be.
Corey has always been obsessed with the Olympics. When he was second grader in Dracut, MA, he remembers watching the 1992 Barcelona games at home on the television. “I was glued to the opening and closing ceremonies, and enjoyed learning about all the different cultures represented at the event,” recalls Corey. “I love the Olympics because they bring nations together for three weeks in an atmosphere of peace and provide an environment where differences are set aside.”
In the fall of 2006, as Corey began his senior year at MassArt, he was faced with the challenge of developing a final thesis proposal. While pondering ideas, he came to the conclusion that only thing he would want to immerse himself in for a whole semester would be the development of a branding project for the Olympics.