David Vaughan is a Graphic Designer / Artist / Photographer with more than 38+ years experience shooting travel, portrait, photo-journalism, corporate and fine art subjects.

David has worn many hats during his years in the Design, Advertising and Publishing industries, bringing his versatility to positions in graphic design, photography, art direction, studio management, copywriting, editing and newspaper / magazine publishing. David has provided services to a variety of local and national companies including Procter & Gamble, Bell, MaRS, Hakim Optical, Canadian Tire, Revlon, Costco, BIC, Pearson Int’l Airport and Scotiabank.


  • Over 35+ years experience in photography covering travel, portraiture, architectural, documentary, industrial, fashion and fine art.
  • Conducts ongoing photo workshops
  • His work has appeared in many publications and private collections.
  • Participated in numerous solo and group shows, most recently the Nikon 100th Anniversary NPS touring exhibit. (Toronto Montreal Calgary Vancouver 2017)

In 1991, travelled with an associate to Poland as guests of Polish Parliament to document the end of Communist rule. Photographed Pres. Jaruzelski, Lech Walesa and many other important Solidarity leaders and ambassadors in formal and private situations. Held two photo exhibits (Polish Embassy, Ottawa / Polish Consulate, Toronto) for Pres. Lech Walesa as part of his state visit itinerary to North America.

Graphic Design/Publishing

  • 35+ years as a graphic designer, art director, studio manager, photographer for a wide range of national and international clients encompassing a diverse scope from the food industry to interior design including Proctor & Gamble, BIC, Bell, Scotiabank, Canadian Tire, Revlon.
  • Designer/photographer/writer/editor for a variety of travel & tourism guides, trade magazines, and newspapers.
  • Co-published, Tropical & Garden Flower Indentification, which won a US Review of Books: Eric Hoffer Award – Gold; and an IPPY: Silver Medal – Best Non-Fiction SE USA 2007. (It was also featured on The Martha Stewart Show television program in 2008. Woo hoo!)

When you don’t find David behind a camera, he is pursuing fine art projects in pencil and paint. A fanatical collector, he has acquired an ever-burgeoning library of art (no Picassos yet), music, film and books. He enjoys adventure travel (the more backwater, the better), cycling, sailing, scuba and is currently trying his hand at writing a children’s book.