Zacharoula (Chara) Ioannou is a set designer and the Creative Director of MERA25. She works in advertising, film and performing arts, designs interiors and corporate events. She studied set design for theater and films, music, graphic design and fine arts. She completed her postgraduate studies at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts, London, where she later worked as an associate lecturer in MA Performance Design and Practice. Along with her artistic activity in visual arts, she enjoys undertaking works that embrace the scope of her practice, in order to visually communicate identity and information, to create experiences that connect the person with the location. Her works have been presented in Athens and in various European cities. She lives and works in Athens.