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. He has received multiple design commissions, appeared in juried shows, and received prestigious design and service awards. His research at Utah State identifies branding strategies relating to the décor changes in the Oval Office from 1934 to the present.
Students from Brooks’ courses have won numerous national design awards. Since 2004, he has brought over 25 prestigious international and national design leaders to work with Utah State design students. The Caine College of the Arts recognized Brooks as the 2018 “Teacher of the Year” and the “International Professor of the Year” in 2014. His mantra is “Design like you give a damn.”Brooks is 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 including; Bedroom and Bath, Journal of Interior Design, Sources and Design, Southern Accents, Vermont, and Greenwich magazines.