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Darrin Brooks

A Utah based designer and owner of Brooks Design Associates, a firm specializing in both residential-commercial interior design and set-costume design for theatre.

Darrin Brooks is the President of the American Society of Interior Designers [ASID] Intermountain Chapter, a member of the International Interior Design Association [IIDA], a member of the Interior Designers Educators Council and is NCIDQ Certified.
Who We Are
Darrin Brooks is a 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 international and 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 and commercial interior design. 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 BathJournal of Interior Design, Sources and Design, Southern Accents, Vermont, and Greenwich magazines. He is also the past-president of the Intermountain Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2017-2018. He is a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC). He specializes in high-end residential design, commercial design, and has designed numerous medical spas. He is a registered commercial interior designer in the State of Utah and is NCIDQ Certified. He also designs both sets and costumes for theatre.


Students from his classes have received over $100,000 in scholarships and awards


Students from his classes and the design program have received over $150,000 in scholarships and awards
Client Testimonials

It has been amazing to see the increased use of the atrium space by students in the College. The vibrant colors, unique lighting, and inviting furniture and study spaces attract students to a degree we haven’t seen before. The outstanding and cohesive design of the space has ensured that every day the atrium is used extensively by students to study, to rest, to have conversations with peers, and to confer with faculty. The wayfinding graphics are modern and fresh and consistent with the overall color scheme. The new signage is visually appealing and has reduced confusion about department and office locations for students unfamiliar with the layout of the education building. We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of our renovation. Darrin Brooks energized and inspired us throughout the design process and delivered a high-quality design on time and within budget.

Dean Beth FoleyEmma Eccles Jones College of Education

The architecture and design work you did for us has been one of the most important factors to our success. It’s amazing for us to see what your design has done to set us apart from our competition and establish our brand. Particularly in our industry where the typical client is an image-conscious, upper-middle to upper income, finicky woman; getting our look right has been critical to our success. You got it right. Nearly every client who comes into our spas remarks on the amazing architecture, design features, and color schemes. That kind of an impression on the clients in our industry is critical.

Matt and Carrie BrintonOwners of Elase Medical Spas,

In addition to his Interior Design work, Darrin Brooks also specializes in both set and costume design for theater.

This website is dedicated to my former professor and mentor, Elizabeth Rogers
She has been not only inspirational, but convinced me that my dreams could become real. She taught me not only to be a designer, but also a gentleman, and a scholar. She motivated me to dedicate my life to becoming an interior design educator.