David Griffin

David Griffin is a graphic designer specializing in photographic-based projects and publications.

He is founder and creative director of D Griffin Studio, based in the Washington, DC area. The studio’s recent work includes: art directing Far & Away, a newspaper magazine co-published by National Geographic and the Wall Street Journal; art directing the books Photographers Against Wildlife Crime and The Good Fight: America’s Ongoing Struggle with Justice; and creative direction of the American Society of Media Photographers.

Prior to starting the studio, David was visuals editor of The Washington Post and held positions at National Geographic including: first executive editor of E-Publishing, director of photography of National Geographic magazine, first design director of NG Books and deputy layout editor of NG magazine. David has worked for U.S. News & World Report, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Everett (WA) Herald and The Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune. He is a graduate of Ohio University and an alum of Stanford’s Professional Publishing Program.

David is on the board of Eddie Adams Workshop, an advisor for The Virginia Quarterly Review and The International League of Conservation Photographers. He was a founding board member of LOOK3: The Festival of Photograph.

He has been on the juries of World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, Society of Publication Design, Communication Arts, Visa pour L’Image, the Getty Grant, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, among others. David is a nominator for the Prix Prictet and a story grant reviewer for the National Geographic Society.

Former Jury member: 2016 World Press Photo Contest, 2017 World Press Photo Contest, 2018 World Press Photo Contest.
David  Griffin