SVK Multimedia & Publishing

SVK Multimedia & Publishing LLC is an independent and privately held company dedicated to providing high quality products and services that create meaningful value to our partners, clients, and well-defined audiences.  As a publisher of fine magazines and books, we are committed to creating expertly designed products with well-written and insightful editorial content for our readers.

SVK Multimedia & Publishing is the parent company of Great Lakes By Design, The Golf Explorer: Michigan’s Journal to Incredible Golf, and The Restaurant Club. Our services also include custom publishing for our partners and clients.

Rachel J. Weick
Rachel J. Weick
Riley Collins
Riley Collins
Christopher H. Pastotnik
John Olsa
John Olsa

Petoskey Area: creating rounds of memories 

If you only take one golfing vacation this year, make it this one: Petoskey Area in the northwest, Lower Peninsula of Michigan. This is where golfing traditions are started, golfing stories are shared, and golfing memories are created to last a lifetime. While northern Michigan is blessed with more than its fair share of exceptional golf courses, nowhere else are …

Finished luxury

Text: R.Collins The Minnesota-based company known for pushing the solid surface envelope continues its legacy by offering innovative finish options and expanded designs—and its Michigan-based partner is bringing it to the table. Since entering the quartz market in 2000, Cambria has been changing the functionality and style of kitchens worldwide. Founded by the Davis family and known for producing and engineering …

Nicholas J. White, AIA, LEED AP

Owner, Principal | N.J. White Associates Architecture & Planning Petoskey, Michigan It was nearly four decades ago when Nicholas J. White, AIA, LEED AP, owner and principal at N.J. White Associates Architecture & Planning, decided to establish his own firm in Petoskey, Michigan and create the art he had initially studied when an undergraduate in Ohio. “I was a Fine …

Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA

Owner, Principal | Visbeen Architects Inc. Grand Rapids, Michigan | Chicago, Illinois Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA, owner and founding principal at Visbeen Architects Inc., is passionate about his craft, which shines through in his artful, real-time sketches as he combines his creative vision and technical skill to bring his clients’ dreams to reality. His dedication to delivering innovative solutions—both visually …

Freshwater beacons

Lighthouses constructed on the shoreline of the Great Lakes are built to last. From a limestone outcropping in middle of Lake Huron to the northern tip of the Leelanau Peninsula along Lake Michigan, iconic structures throughout the Great Lakes have withstood the test of time to continue serving as guiding beacons to mariners and recreational boaters alike. There are nearly …