At Griffin & Griffin your vision is our top priority.

Whether your venue is an historic estate, private island, industrial loft, idyllic farm, luxurious penthouse, exotic beach front destination, or your own backyard: we can create your vision anywhere your heart desires. When making a statement is important, don’t settle for less than the absolute best.

We will work with you to create your design environments by carefully curating the right fixtures, environmental lighting effects, draping, installations, props, and decor. From intimate parties with your nearest and dearest to extravagant, over-the-top productions, if you’re looking for a bespoke design experience that will wow your guests, we’ll help you create it.

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John Griffin
Owner and Atmospheric Architect

John is the founder and creative backbone of Griffin & Griffin. John has been designing with light for 20 years with a focus exclusively on event lighting for the past 10 years. John’s background as a Landscape Architect allows him to understand design in a way that he can visualize lighting in a multitude of settings from beginning to end. His knowledge ensures the look and flawless execution of every project he encounters.

John is known for making dreams come true. His designs are thoughtful, holistic, and enhance the architecture and landscape of each location beautifully. By pushing beyond what is imaginable, he makes possibilities become reality. Through balance, a careful eye and integrity it is certain John will make your event will shine.

During John’s downtime from lighting work, he will be found with his two young daughters, Labrador retrievers, and of course his Kiwi wife.

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Josie Griffin
Co-Owner and General Manager

After a professional career in corporate business, Josie has consolidated her experience and knowledge into the exciting world of event creation. Being involved in thousands of events, Josie is equipped to ensure that no detail is overlooked. Josie keeps her finger on the pulse of every event from beginning to end. Her primary focus is on the smooth running of events by overseeing office operations, team resources and marketing relations. Her talents are grounded in organization, communication and comprehensive effort.

Josie’s roots stretch from New Zealand where she was born and raised. Surrounded by the vibrant setting of the Canterbury plains against the beautiful backdrop of the Southern Alps one can begin to understand her fine tastes and respect for beauty. Living on over one thousand acres of a working sheep farm she was taught hard work and responsibility from the beginning. These teachings have continued to form her day to day life.

Her overseas experience landed in the United States while competing in international athletics. This helped form her interest in Business Management and ultimately resulted in the completion of her MBA. Her path crossed John’s while at university and sparked a journey into their future both behind the scenes and in business together.

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MEREDITH
Administrative Assistant
Organizer
Mother Goose
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CHRIS
Lighting Hand | Feeling Strong Today
GOOD DESIGN IS NOTHING WITHOUT FLAWLESS

From consult, to design, to sketches, and production: all of your design details are carefully considered during the process of developing a lighting plan that is completely unique to you and your event. Our approach to each project creates a transformation of space for a truly a special moment in time. Our goal is to provide each client with meaningful designs, while expanding possibilities in event lighting through the use of emerging technology, experience and creativity.

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Griffin & Griffin team photography by Independent Street