As an artist and designer, Charles Melikidse strives to improve quality of life through encouraging stewardship, community, slowing down, and connecting to nature through activity and leisure. The large majority of his work aims to strike balance between the natural and man-made world. Growing up in the city of Los Angeles, it was during countless trips to the parklands of California that he would wonder at the beauty of the starlit sky and develop a real affinity for nature. Charles earned his BFA in Product Design from Otis College of Art and Design. Although design was his main area of focus at Otis, Charles’ education also includes but is not limited to fine art and screen printing. While working for Tajima Creative he gained considerable knowledge and skill in visual merchandising, including fabrication techniques, graphic design, and fixture design.