The Design Narrative™, a dynamic online experience that brings news, trends and the back-story of the leading ideas, products and creators in today’s design field.

Nancy Zerella, CEO and Founder of The Design Narrative™, graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology and career moves since have included expertise in both the Fashion and Interior Design industries. Throughout her professional experiences, she has observed that inspiration, communication and finding original sources have been paramount to any creative endeavor.

Her deep understanding of the power of digital media, and the strategic possibilities and dimensions it enables, was the inspiration to create The Design Narrative™. This modern online community brings together unique editorial content and sourcing all in one site.  Nancy has created a model that represents the next evolution of matching design content with social and professional engagement; harnessing the talents of visionaries and iconic design professionals, showcasing thought leaders and connecting them to a wide audience.

Nancy is a leader, moderator and reporter in the design profession. She founded The Design Narrative™ as the fusion of relational engagement, discovery fueled by curiosity, professional and personal satisfaction, and opportunities for recognition and leadership. She believes, “The vitality of The Design Narrative™, a sustainable online community, is a critical communications resource that will thrive in a global culture characterized by so much choice, increasing demand and not enough context and the solution to the massive amount of information available any time, anywhere to everyone.”


If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.’

Antoine de Saint-Exupery