David Griffin

David Griffin is a graphic designer specializing in photographic-based projects and publications. He is the founder and creative director of D Griffin Studio based in the Washington, DC area. The studio’s recent work includes: art directing “The Good Fight,” published by Against All Odds Productions; creation and art direction of Far & Away travel magazine, co-published by National Geographic and The Wall Street Journal; creative direction of the American Society of Media Photographers; art direction of Smithsonian’s Journeys travel magazine; redesigned Atlantic Media’s National Journal Daily and National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife magazine.

Cover of book: "Photographers Against Wildlife Crime"

Prior to starting the studio, David was visuals editor of The Washington Post and held a number of positions at National Geographic including executive editor of E-Publishing, director of photography of National Geographic magazine, design director of books and deputy layout editor of NG magazine.

David has worked in design and photography departments of U.S. News & World Report, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Everett (WA) Herald and The Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune.



David Griffin 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.

David is the Secretary of the Jury for the World Press Photo competition and has been on the juries of World Press, 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. He is a nominator for the Prix Prictet. David, his wife and three bad cats live in Arlington, VA; and his adult son lives in Utah.

Cover of travel magazine "Far & Away" co-published by National Geographic and The Wall Street Journal