David Griffin © Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post
David Griffin is the principle owner of DGriffinStudio, which specializes in publication design, branding strategy, and visual media consulting.
The studio’s clients include: Smithsonian Journeys magazine, National Journal Daily, National Wildlife magazine, and the American Society of Media Photographers, along with handling a number of projects with individual photographers.
Griffin started his professional career as a photographer, moving to editing and design, eventually taking on greater directing and management responsibilities. He has worked for The Washington Post, US News & World Report,The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Hartford Courant, among others. He was director of photography of National Geographic magazine, and also worked in Layout, Books and E-Publishing divisions of NG.
Griffin has photo-edited and designed a number books, including Cuba, by David Alan Harvey; The Great Barrier Reef, by David Doubilet; Orbit: Photographs of the Earth, by various NASA astronauts, and National Geographic: The Photographs. He also directed the iPad app, ‘50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic’.
Griffin has been honored by recognitions from by a cross-section of news, photo and design organizations and competitions. He has a degree in journalism from Ohio University and is an alumni of the Stanford Professional Publishing program. He is active on the boards of the Eddie Adams Workshop, Look3: Festival of the Photograph (co-curated in 2012), and the Virginia Quarterly Review. Griffin is a nominator for the Prix Prictet and was chair of the Nature jury for World Press Photo in 2010.