When Geelong local Emily Wilson was thinking about launching her new creative business, she wanted something that would make her customers exclaim, “Wow, that’s cool.”
Located in James Street in central Geelong, Neon Jungle is certainly cool, with a collection of fun, eye-catching neon signs designed to bring magic to any event. Quite simply, Neon Jungle is a platform for all things neon.
“We wanted people to have a space where they could come and see our products before they hired or purchased their own,” Emily says. “We currently have 20-plus signs for hire which can be viewed at our studio along with our greenery circles and stands which pair perfectly with our neons. We also create custom pieces for events and businesses.”
For Emily, launching Neon Jungle was cathartic. “Although I loved my job as a professional, I wanted to do something that I could control. I’m a very creative and determined person, so I knew starting my own business doing something that allowed me to be creative was the way to go.”
Making its way from lab experiments to the dizzy heights of Las Vegas and London, lighting up some of the most famous buildings in the world’s most recognised cities, Emily says she chose to explore neon “because it’s an amazing product,” and as fans of stunning visuals ourselves, we couldn’t agree more.
“We work really organically with clients to create a custom piece that perfectly suits what they’re after. It usually involves someone having a rough idea of a design and then we help them turn that idea into a design drawing. We are also more than happy to create several designs for clients to help them choose the one that best suits them. The first step to a custom piece is to just shoot us a message and we can go from there.”
However you choose to use it, neon can be mixed with other styles and themes to create unique displays. So whether you’re a minimalist or you prefer a contemporary approach to design, neon is the perfect eye-catching compliment to any event or space.
Although Neon Jungle is a pop-up, Emily is excited about the future. “We are still so new, but we honestly see no boundaries in where we can go with Neon. We can’t really say how long we will stay at this location, so definitely stop by and check it out while it’s here.”
Neon Jungle is located on James Street in Central Geelong. Visit neonjungleevents.com.au/
Written by Seb Starcevic