Patrick Nash is an encyclopedia of neon know-how and design. Patrick talks with Mondo about growing up in Buffalo, NY to working for Let There Be Neon in New York City.
Eve Hoyt knows that making neon is a process. She knows because her journey began in 1989 when she started calling shops searching for someone who would teach her to bend glass. Eventually connecting with neon instructor and mentor, Haley Ryane - Eve soon found herself working in commercial shops.
For Juno Shen, a person whose health crisis took her all the way to Urban Glass, it's appropriate that a pivotal moment in her artistic career happened when she took up learning neon. Juno and Max talk about that seminal moment and the initial feelings of bending glass.
Trey Trimble is a graphic artist and popular pixel bender - creating unique neon backdrops with strong nostalgic feels. Whether he's producing synthwave album covers, a genre of art influenced by 1980s film soundtracks and video games - or running a successful design business, Trey always knows what people crave.
Founder and owner of Random Neon, Clif Eddens - is a human bridge between dozens of different neon artists, collectors, and creators. Clif talks to Mondo Neon about the pivotal evolution of becoming a neon artist, such as traveling cross country to take neon coursework, building a neon shop with limited resources and know-how, and all the people Clif worked with over the years.
Before he was the General Manager at Ventex Technology, Morgan Crook was an aspiring glass bender, writer and mechanical engineer creating "The Neon Engineers Notebook" for future neon professionals looking to break into the trade. Mondo talks with Morgan about how that was the perfect starting point.