David Griffin is Visuals Editor of the Washington Post. In this newly created position, he oversees and coordinates the efforts of the Design, Photography, Video, Graphics and Digital Design operations in print, web and mobile.
Previously David was Executive Editor for E-Publishing at National Geographic where he led the editorial efforts of extending NG’s print publications into mobile formats. Prior to this, he was Director of Photography of National Geographic magazine where he oversaw their renowned team of contributing photographers.
His career has followed an organic path through a number of publications in a variety of positions. David started as a photographer, moving to editing and design, eventually taking on greater directing and management responsibilities. Positions included: Deputy Director of Photography of The Everett (WA) Herald, Art Director of The Hartford Courant, Art Director of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sunday magazine, Assistant Director of Design of National Geographic magazine, Design Director of NG Books and Creative Director of U.S. News & World Report.
While individual awards rarely reflect the cooperative nature of any publication, David has had the honor of having his photographic and design contributions recognized by a respectful cross section of journalistic and design organizations. He has a degree in journalism from Ohio University and is an alumni of the Stanford Professional Publishing program.