Volunteer Spotlight – Claire Osman
Meet Claire Osman, Graphic Designer and Rainforest Rescuer
In July 2019, we put a call out for Volunteer Graphic Designers. We received quite a few applications and one of the successful applicants was Claire Osman – an experienced design specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the online media industry and creative agencies. Since then, Claire has assisted us with an array of graphic design tasks and has highlighted just how much volunteers can assist not-for-profit organisations.
How did you hear about Rainforest Rescue?
“I first came across Rainforest Rescue, like all things these days, through social media. As someone who likes to stay engaged with environmental causes, I was really impressed with how the Rescue has a strategy of buying back rainforest to protect.”
What was your first impression of Rainforest Rescue?
“I fell in love with the passion, the purpose and all that green!”
What inspired you to donate your time & service?
“I was at a point in my life where I finally had the time & space to start ‘giving back,’ in a broader sense than just donating. I decided that perhaps the best way I could truly help an organisation like the Rainforest Rescue was to offer my expertise and skills in design.”
What would you say to someone who was thinking about volunteering with Rainforest Rescue?
“Definitely do it! If you can connect or start a conversation with the team, tell them about where you’d like to be involved and just be realistic about your commitments if you have a full-time job or children. The more the merrier to help raise awareness and protect precious rainforest.”
Why are Rainforests, and nature in general, important to you?
“I really rely on nature for resetting, putting things in perspective and I’m just generally very inspired by nature. Personally, I believe rainforests are an important natural heritage, some of the most diverse ecological environments and also some of the most ancient landscapes on Earth.”
If people want to check out your work, where should they look?
Make sure you check out the gorgeous new range of LivingGift gift cards that Claire designed for us by visiting our online shop.
Claire’s designs are now available digitally as eCards. Stay tuned for hardcopy versions, coming in 2021.
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