David Griffin is the principle owner of DGriffinStudio, which specializes in publication design, branding strategy, and visual media consulting. He started his professional career as a photographer, moving to editing and design, eventually taking on greater directing and management responsibilities. His positions have included work as art director of The Hartford Courant; art director of the Sunday magazine of The Philadelphia Inquirer; design director of NG Books; and creative director of US News & World Report. Griffin was director of photography of National Geographicmagazine, before going on to become executive editor for e-publishing at the National Geographic Society, extending print publications into mobile formats, including the launch of their flagship iPad app. Prior to founding DGriffinStudio, he was visuals editor of The Washington Post where he oversaw the visual journalism created by the design, photography, video, graphics and digital teams.
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.