Jorge "CHAN" Shigematsu

The Graphic Design has been always a passion in my life; I had the opportunity to study at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogotá, Colombia. I have also worked and designed for Media Agencies, Advertising and Branding.

After finishing my studies I worked for Leo Burnett, Telefonica, designs and advertising for Columbia Tri Star Films, Buenavista International, Guardian Media, Pais Libre, United Nations UNODC, Mercedes Benz, Jeep, Chrysler, Freightliner, Van Camps, etc.

After all this experience, I discovered in Australia my passion for nature while visiting some National Parks. Watching the animals, flora and biodiversity in this region of the world changed my mind, and I dreamed of creating a place to save animals. So, in 2006 I travelled to the Amazon Forest in Brazil, Colombia and Perú. At the beginning it was very hard to settle down and adapt to a different place, culture and climate.

After more than 12 years I have created my own NGO and joined a group of people to work in a Forest Reserve, working with EcoTourism, photography workshops, and also initiated action in wildlife conservation and reforestation.

This includes saving and rehabilitating animals that are in danger of extinction, releasing them and with some luck seeing them free and wild again in the jungle.

Welcome to my life and join my dream and count with me in your projects and corporation. :)