Digital designer creating Handicrafts in their free time after the restoration of leather craft family

  • Digital designer creating Handicrafts in their free time after the restoration of leather craft family
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    Irish Developer of technologies devoted his spare time to the revival of crafts, which has been in his family for several generations.
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Irish Developer of technologies devoted his spare time to the revival of crafts, which has been in his family for several generations.

Originally from South Africa, Jason Karayiannis grew up in Belfast, where his maternal family, but his early childhood memories stay with him.

“I grew up with appreciation of the skin, and the creation of products from this material. I still vividly remember running around the Studio that my father, when I was younger,” said he independent.t. E.

As a consultant user experience for one of the big four, Jason regularly spends up to 12 hours a day in front of the screen, sometimes spending up to a year working on a product, he would never use himself.


“I love my job, but I always need a practical outlet, and this craft allows me to explore my creative side. I’ll do what I want, how I want.

“I work for a brand that is very much a side project, everything is centered around fun. If a person wants to come along for the ride, cool.”

When first cutting his teeth in the digital career, Jason spent his spare time tinkering around in the garage, with work-anything from furniture restoration to repair bicycles.

But his passion for art that was passed down from father and grandfather, and perhaps even earlier, was revived when he was looking for a laptop sleeve that was not mass produced and impersonal.


“There’s nothing I could find locally and nothing that I liked on American sites don’t ship to the UK or Ireland, so I started playing around with leather a bit.

“I’m not experimenting to see how far I can push my creativity. I was Contracting at the time, so I had time to focus on a project that pushed all sides, with a product, brand, social, overall strategy…and see if I could fit all that in my life.”

Collection of father father includes a beautiful but functional items such as travel wallets, business card holders, bags, belts and trinkets.

But with the family – including nine-month-old baby – and full-time work, the original concept of Jason that leather will remain a side project stayed firm.

Despite the small foray into the “high street” sale in the boutique, in the shop, he claims that he will only continue to work on leather in his Studio, while he remains pleasant and does not affect his way of life.

However, in one of its largest projects to date, my father has partnered with Bushmills Irish whiskey this month, in a series that showcases and celebrate the stories of Irish artists who went against the grain to follow their passion.

Jason will host a workshop at the Drury buildings in Dublin on Wednesday, August 29, which is still open for registration.

He created a limited edition ‘Bushmills x’s father’ leather flask made from a single piece of full grain vegetable tanned leather in cooperation.

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