Griffin Benson, Born in Binghamton, New York. He is the son of Steve, a Greek and IBM engineer, and Stela, a Protestant Christian. He grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, with four siblings. Benson was interested in home design and explored his creativity when he was in high school. After graduating, Griffin briefly attended Law school but dropped out a few months later. He moved to Chicago, and ended up graduating as an interior designer.