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Business booming for K.Harper Signs in Norwich

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9:09 AM September 23, 2022

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9:35 AM September 23, 2022

From eating places to a barber store, chances are you may have seen Kieran Harper’s art work across the city many occasions with out even realising it.

Mr Harper, 27, runs K.Harper Signs and he hand paints indicators either instantly on to a building or in his Norwich workshop before putting in them. 

He has painted around 30 companies in the metropolis centre, with some projects additional afield too, and he goes to jobs on his cargo bike. 

Kieran Harper Jones along with his sign at The Garnet.
– Credit: Denise Bradley/Archant 2022

Mr Harper said: “I have carried out lots of stuff within the Norwich Lanes like Strangers and L’Hexagone and I additionally really get pleasure from tasks the place the heritage of the constructing influences the design. 

“I am currently working on new restaurant Boston House which was its former name when it was built by the Boston household. 

“I discovered old black and white photos of the unique signage and took the letters used and refined it to make the new logo.”

Kieran Harper Jones' sign on the window of Working Title, Bridewell Alley.

Kieran Harper Jones’ signal on the window of Working Title, Bridewell Alley.
– Credit: Denise Bradley/Archant 2022

Mr Harper beforehand ran espresso shop Artel in London Street which he opened in 2018 after increasing from a tiny unit in Wensum Street, which is now Fika.

The signal at the first Artel, which opened in 2015, was the first one he painted and he also did the sign and made all of the furniture for the second one. 

Kieran Harper Jones' sign at Working Title, a copy of an enamel original.

Kieran Harper Jones’ signal at Working Title, a duplicate of an enamel authentic.
– Credit: Denise Bradley/Archant 2022

Mr Harper said: “I wished a hand-painted sign and could not discover anybody locally so I picked up my brushes and had a go myself.

“I had always been creative with an interest in graphic design.”

Kieran Harper Jones with his signs at Working Title, Bridewell Alley.

Kieran Harper Jones together with his indicators at Working Title, Bridewell Alley.
– Credit: Denise Bradley/Archant 2022

With 10 members of staff to pay, he found himself portray signs within the night to make up his revenue.

He also realised he had loved the organising of Artel more than the day-to-day running. 

After getting such excessive demand, with a “massive record” of individuals wanting signage, he determined to leave Artel in 2020, which now has completely different house owners. 

two of Kieran Harper Jones' signs in Bridewell Alley.

two of Kieran Harper Jones’ indicators in Bridewell Alley.
– Credit: Denise Bradley/Archant 2022

He added: “It is one of the best determination I even have ever made and I even have found a distinct segment and one thing I actually get pleasure from.

“I do not even promote and I get extra requests for work than I take on.”

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