Hit me with Neon baby … Sammy Gibson is the creative behind the brand ‘Neon Poodle’ represented by Julia Green, from Greenhouse Interiors.
It all began for Sammy in early 2015 after seeing a gap in the market of safe neon lighting for the everyday home. After a little research she landed upon LED neon, which was not only safer but longer lasting than traditional neon lighting … WIN – WIN!
With a background in Design, she had also studied both Landscape Architecture and Interior Design and Queensland University of Technology, so there are plenty of strings to her bow and she loves the design aspect of her business every day.
What she loves about this industry? “I get to see my kids. We are getting busier so that ‘time’ isn’t as much as it used to be. We have flexibility which is also great. I also have loved meeting people via social media. We live in Brisbane so we are away from the ‘design hub’ that is Melbourne and that has been a challenge, I will admit. But that hasn’t stopped us from meeting and talking to people from all over the world and developing great relationship via the crazy world of Instagram. Although I have never met these people, they let me in to their homes and their lives and I hope they know how much I appreciate that “ Sammy says.
I asked if she has a favourite creation from her neon range? You guessed it … it’s her original “Its Neon Love”. It was the first light they ever built! She will never forget the moment she hung it up and turned it on … smiles all round … she may have actually squealed!
Sammy admits to now always looking outside the square for inspiration for her creations. Something a little bit ‘secret squirrel’ I can share is that she is having big chats with a fabulous Melbourne artist about an incredible collaboration … it will ‘bring the art to life’…so stay tuned!
Customs designs are a specialty at Neon Poodle and their favourite custom work to date is the ‘Love Never Fails’. ” It was made for a wedding and has appeared all over social media. These guys really new what they were doing when the came to us. I mean, what a great slogan to be made into neon! A fantastic reminder to everyone that walks into their home as well.” she says.
Now part of the Greenhouse Interiors group, she says “that she would have never been able to grown Neon Poodle without the support of Julia and her team at Greenhouse Interiors … they really do have an eye for talent, and for that I am extremely grateful, thanks Julia!”
I asked Sammy …. If you had to make a light to describe ‘You’ what would it be? (….. she loved this question!) ” As probably cheesy at is sounds, it would be an ‘ XO ‘ simple but no matter what happens a kiss and a hug from those I love makes me put everything back into perspective And it ALWAYS puts a smile on my face.” she admits.
Sammy admits that being a small business is really tough at times, but the good outweighs the bad. ‘You have to remain as positive as you can and block out the bad and just keep going’, she says. She is grateful to her supporters over the last 12 months who have been there from the beginning, watching her brand grow into the business it is today. ” We just want to bring joy and fun into life … but in Neon! xoxo
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The Winner of the competition is ROSHNEE! Thanks everyone for entering & have a great Xmas.
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