How did the project begin?
This project began when Naomi started developing an organisation focused on supporting families move house. This was inspired by her interest in people’s moving experiences, stemming from her own experiences as a child and continuing to the experience of moving with her family now that she has her own children. As part of this new business adventure, she began by writing a book for parents about how to help their children adjust when moving home, drawing on her eighteen years of research on children’s experiences of moving home. Because of the success of the first book, Naomi was inspired to create a companion book marketed to children, however, due to the different requirements of a younger audience, this new book also required illustrations.
Naomi wanted to find out if there were any students or graduates from the University of Plymouth who could bring her story to life, so she visited the IGNITE webpage
where she noticed Tatum’s profile and portfolio
. Tatum was encouraged to apply for the virtual internship opportunity that Naomi had created with support from Sarah Holcombe, Project Manager on the Virtual Internship Scheme. Tatum was successful and the pair worked together collaboratively throughout the Internship.