We are Claire Higgins and Salina Rawles. We met through attending Out Youth sessions - a supportive LGBTQ+ group in Plymouth (Claire has a youth-work support role with the group). We both graduated from Plymouth College of Art having studied games design and animation.
We are an immersive tech company. We aim to improve people’s lives through creative technology. We are passionate about providing opportunities to experience digital arts and immersive media.
We are inclusive and work with other businesses, cultural organisations, schools, youth groups, communities and individuals. We have developed alongside Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs (AYCH) and delivered partnership projects; in Plymouth, Gijon (Spain) and Santo Tirso (Portugal).
We have the ambition to grow, to share our creative knowledge and skills. We intend to work from Plymouth and enhance involvement and impact within diverse communities. Our key goal as a company is to use technology and art to enrich communities and present new ideas to the public, through workshops and digital exhibits, some of which blur the lines between fantasy and reality.
Our initial project began working with the young people of Out Youth to create a mural with characters that came to life when viewed through a mobile app. The mural was well received from Plymouth City Council and we were introduced to Rishi Bates, who got us involved with AYCH who have been supporting us with the incubation period of growing our company. This then led us into an internship with Fotonow, a photography and filming community interest company directed by Matthew Pontin. They've been guiding us with invaluable business skills and contacts to help Igneous grow.