Associate Professor/ Interior Design Area Coordinator
M.F.A Utah State University, Set and Costume Design (Summa Cum Laude), May 2005
B.S. Utah State University, Interior Design, (Cum Laude), June 1995
National Council for Interior Design Qualification Certification (NCIDQ #019305), 2003
Darrin Brooks is an associate professor of interior design. His research at Utah State identifies branding strategies relating to the décor changes in the Oval Office from 1934 to the present. He is also the owner of Brooks Design Associates, a firm specializing both residential-commercial interior design and both set-costume design for theatre.
Before joining the faculty at USU, he owned a high-end residential design firm in Greenwich, Connecticut. He has received numerous awards for his work, including set and costume designs being displayed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In addition, his work has appeared in various magazines and journals as Bedroom and Bath, Journal of Interior Design, Sources and Design, Southern Accents, Vermont, and Greenwich magazines.
Brooks' signature trademark is his attention to detail. His designs explore a wide range of repertoire from stark minimalism to lavish grandeur. His diversity in designing elegant spas, puppets, lavish sets or evening gowns demonstrates his ability to meet each design challenge with diversity and experience. Darrin Brooks is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers is NCIDQ Certified.