Glowjob was founded by us (Bridie and Mikey) in early 2018. We started out of a sleepout in a Dunedin garden and are now based in a new studio in the Wellington CBD.
Bridie had always wanted a traditional glass neon sign since forever, and loves everything that's associated: seedy taverns, washed up dive bars, businesses whose branding and signage hasn't changed since the 80s (and often feature half broken signs). Brand new glass neons were out of reach, and 2nd hand signs at auctions were often expensive and usually needed repairs.
We came across LED neon flex and saw how it was being used for neon-like lights and thought why not just try to make a sign ourselves? We did our homework, ordered a whole range of different materials and tools, got started and haven't stopped! We import our LED neon from overseas and everything else we use to build and power our signs are sourced from New Zealand suppliers.
With varying skillsets we manage glowjob between the two of us. Mikey who has worked in TV for over 10 years is a great taskmaster and does a lot of the admin/accounting and research type work while Bridie, an Art School graduate does the glowie designing and building, though we often switch hats from time to time to ensure everything gets done!
You can read more about us here:
Glowjob: The Dunedin neon sign company that doesn't suck
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