Darci Pappano has over 15 years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level design studios, graphics, digital media, computer applications, color theory, and materials courses.

She earned a Master of Arts in Interior Architecture, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Marketing from the University of South Florida.

Darci received a grant from the FIU College of Engineering and Computing for her design research in wayfinding. She has won several awards for design and service. She is the principal of Darci Design, an interior design service located in Miami, Florida.

She has been doing a semester abroad in Genoa, Italy and pursuing her interests in Naval Design. She lives on a sailboat in Coconut Grove, Florida and is an avid sailor with her husband. Her dog FRANCES accompanies her everywhere!

2017 … Darci was appointed Director of the Cruise Ship and Super Yacht certificate program. This is a 1 year focused program that consists of one semester of Cruise Ship Design in Miami + one semester of Yacht Design in Italy that partners with the University of Genoa Naval Design Program.