In addition to my eBook series and regular blog post, I engage in ongoing writing. This ongoing writing has included:
A. series on my own blog
B. weekly posts as a regular contributor to the DBMEi blog
C. contributions to a blog post series from The Examiner, an online magazine


The Charrette Corporation Chronicles, A Six Part Blog Post Series
non fiction writing
The red Charrette van made overnight deliveries from Boston to NYC. This was long before the term ‘overnight’ was even conceived or branded in the delivery business.

This is a compelling true story. It is actually about a business that began in a janitor’s closet. From very humble beginnings, it grew to become a multimillion-dollar corporation. A student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design planted the seed. He saw a need that he and his fellow students had. So he decided to see if he could grow and harvest it.

Therefore, my series illustrates how he did it. As a result of his inspired idea, it went on to become the largest supplier of its kind on the East Coast for several decades. This included tools for architectural, interiors and graphic design.



A Story Based on Primary Source Research
Charrette Alumni gathering from The Charrette Alumni group on LinkedIn

Another part of my ongoing writing is primary source interviews. In fact, they are the foundation of this chronicle. Most exciting was the fact that the Charrette interviewees included the two corporate founders, Lionel Spiro and Blair Brown. I interviewed other key employees, as well. I even had the opportunity to interview the architect for the NYC flagship Charrette Corporation store. I thank all these people for their generously shared Charrette memories and experiences.

Spanning about four decades from the 1950s to the 1990s, Charrette’s story was a fascinating one. From the very start, its concept was totally unique. In addition, Charrette’s success was immediate. This is because it provided design supplies to other Harvard Graduate Design School students. Their need to travel to secure supplies was eliminated. At that time, this was a totally original idea. Their success spread far and wide from very humble beginnings.

Here are the Chapters of this ongoing writing series about the Charrette Corporation:


Charrette Corporation Chronicle Post Links

INTRODUCTION: Creating An Authentic Story


PART ONE: Invitation To A Graphic Memoir, The Charrette Corporation Chronicles


PART TWO: The Baby Was Born In A Harvard Closet


PART THREE: Charrette Meets ‘Big Apple’ Graphic Standards


PART FOUR: The Charrette New York Creative Culture


PART FIVE: The Charrette New York Chronicles Synopsis


FINALE: A Charrette Corporation Fond Farewell


KNOLLING, A Blog Post Series

An example of knolling with the theme of the color, ORANGE

The story of knolling is a fascinating and somewhat complex one. Its beginnings may have been simple as an organizational system. But it went on to become something quite different as well as commercialized for photographic layout for branding.


KNOLLING Part One: Organizational or Graphic Design Layout and Product Branding System?


KNOLLING Part Two: Can It Help Organize My Costume Jewelry Collection?


KNOLLING Part Three: Social Media Adds Another Perspective to Knolling


KNOLLING Part Four: From Chaos To Creativity



Digital Brand Marketing Education & Interactives, Contributing Writer
non-fiction writing
Digital Brand Marketing Education & Interactives

Digital Brand Marketing Education & Interactives

This is another venture that I had the good fortune to participate in. I was a contributing blog post writer for a multi-author, social media blog and website, Digital Brand Marketing Interactives and Education.

Its creator is Basil Puglisi. He is another visionary. In keeping with his venture, he invited other knowledgable, excellent writers to join the ranks, as well.


Digital Brand Marketing Education and Interactives authors and contributors
The posts are as relevant today as they were when we wrote them. That is why I have to include them. My posts are linked to the title above.

The work of other writers is also visible by clicking on the main page photo icons. They are at the bottom right of that page. Their likenesses are at the left on this page.