When artist and designer Darin Ward was three years old, his mother gave him pencil and paper at church to keep him occupied. Darin immediately became enamored with rendering and reimagining the intrinsic design in everything around him. A prolific artist ever since, Darin began designing as a youth and founded D WARD DESIGNS in 1998. He has traveled all over the world transforming exclusive commercial and residential spaces in countries such as India, Saudi Arabia, and Japan; and in resort locations such as Telluride, Las Vegas, South Beach Miami, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and the Caribbean.

Darin’s custom designs are inspired by classic, contemporary, and cultural art periods, woven together with his own signature style. His innovative approach often marries historical elements with cutting-edge techniques evoking a timeless quality that is both nostalgic and avant-garde.

Darin approaches the design for each new environment with the same unyielding passion and curiosity that he’s been cultivating since his pencil and paper days.

Our mission is to bring passion and heart into everything we touch. Our joy is bringing delight to every person our team has the honor to meet and work with. Our greatest gift is the amazing opportunity we have to create and illuminate the spaces that frame people’s lives.

~ Darin Ward

Darin, lead artist at D Ward Designs, painting a ceiling