Melynda Eccles and Carl Smith have been working together in a scholastic capacity since September of 1995. At that time, as students in the environmental design program at Cal Poly Pomona, an off campus industrial space was rented and dubbed “Telemachus Studio”. Shared between several art and architecture students, this studio created an environment conducive to free experimentation with various materials, mediums, and methods of work. After college, in 1997, Telemachus Studio evolved substantially. It studio became a professional partnership of three of its founding members (including Mathew Chaney). They completed a diverse portfolio of website and graphic design, environmental graphics and architecture projects.
As of 2010, Telemachus Studio is now a partnership of Melynda Eccles and Carl Smith. Currently in collaboration with Los Angeles architect, William Adams, and Los Angeles Sculptor, John O’Brien, Telemachus Studio is actively working on a wide array of architectural projects, public art, fabrication and design.