James is the artist behind all the designs you see on the website. Kiyoni was launched in the summer of 2012 by father/daughter duo James and Lisa McKeon. James has always been involved in art and design and 2014 he won the Irish Fashion Accessories Designer of the Year with a signature collection of silk scarves.
When Lisa bought him a Cricut as a Christmas present he quickly became fascinated by the creative possibilities and began to design lightboxes for fun. Friends who saw them began to ask for custom versions and then local shops also requested to stock them. Now James is making his designs available online as downloadable files for other creatives.
James was born in London, UK, but has lived in Galway, Ireland since the age of 16. He now lives with his family beside Galway Bay.
James and Lisa.