The business began in 1998 when Jed and Suzy decided to holiday around Australia. A couple of weeks into their journey from Perth, they arrived in Karratha. They intended to pass through but it felt like home so they stayed and quickly became part of the community.
Jed, a trade-qualified signwriter, noticed a gap in the local signwriting market. He purchased a printer and began his own sign shop from home, originally calling the business ‘JG Graphix.’
High quality work and word-of-mouth referrals soon attracted a loyal following of happy customers. The business kept growing, which led to the need for bigger premises and more staff. To coincide with the move, Jed and Suzy decided to change their business name to ‘Karratha Signs’.
Karratha Signs is located in Karratha’s Light Industrial Area and employs a small, friendly and local team.
Art has been in Jed’s veins all his life – he sold his first painting when he was just 10 years old, and by the time he was a teenager, he was commissioned to produce art for government departments and community organisations. He trained in old school drawing and brushwork techniques, pumping out unique graphics and signage well before the start of the digital age. He has now been a graphic artist for 25 years and he enjoys all aspects of the creative process.