Danielle Barron, MS

Interior Design Adjunct Faculty

dbarron@uca.edu

McAlister 207

(501) 450-5956

Danielle has taught at UCA part-time for two asynchronous years. She currently teaches a junior level Residential studio class and two sections of Home Planning. Having grown up in the construction industry, Danielle has years of experience in predominantly high-end residential construction and design, focusing on kitchens, baths, and additions, as well as new home design, medical, restaurant, and general commercial design. While teaching, Danielle also works as lead designer for Hendricks Remodeling. Her design thinking and innovation expertise help advance the quality and originality of her work through custom features and architectural design elements. She runs a Graphic Design and printing business out of her home. Through this company, Danielle executes corporate identity packages, professional logos, runs an Etsy shop, prints large scale posters, vinyl banners, and other vinyl applications. She is an expert in Autodesk Revit and Adobe Creative Suite and has experience in AutoCAD, 2020 Design Software, ArchiCAD, Chief Architect, and Google SketchUp.

During her time at UCA, Danielle has developed class curriculums that fit the program CIDA standards for Residential Interior Design Studio, Home Planning, and Textiles. She also collaborated with other Interior Design faculty to help make the previous accreditation review, in Spring 2015, a success. She brings her experiences into the studio by incorporating real client projects into studio courses to enhance the practiced based and service learning aspects of the UCA Interior Design program.

Danielle has a B.S. in Graphic Design from John Brown University and a B.S. in Interior Design from UCA. She is currently pursuing her M.F.A in Collaborative Design from John Brown University. She is working toward her NCIDQ certification and certifications in both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Her research interests lie in design thinking, creativity, and using design to better the world around us. She uses these interests to further her teaching philosophy of helping students develop their own design thinking mindset and develop their creativity to the full potential.