Bill Bowen of Octane design and Steven Kovich of the BVG have been creating award-winning projects together for over 25 years.

We’re nimble, lean, and agile. We have an amazing group of designers, editors, photographers, brand masters, technocrats, and strategists to get the job done.

Our Core Skills

We understand the tourism industry, CVBs, chambers of commerce and destinations. We also understand travelers. That’s why VGP is a leader when it comes to producing the best tourism websites, apps and publications that inspire travel to your city or region. With VGP, you get great value, award-winning design, engaging content and a team that cares. We also partner with the best firms in the area to deliver services that fall outside our expertise.

  • Agile Branding
  • Web Design, Digital Strategy and SEO
  • Publication and Print Design
  • Graphic Design, Photography and Art Direction
  • Editorial Services, Copy writing, Editing and Proofreading
  • Digital Apps for IOS and Android
  • WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Umbraco and custom CMS solutions
  • SQL, ASP, .NET, PHP, mySQL and more


Our Strategic Partners

VGP focuses on what we do best — great graphic design, agile branding, content development and well thought out user experiences. We know our own strengths and we’re smart enough to know when we need support from our partners.



iwerk is a dynamic team of software professionals who have been coding and writing software since the dawn of the dot-com, including building databases and managing networks since 1991. Octane and iwerk have CONSISTENTLY teamed up to produce excellent work with more than 30 combined years of experience in this industry.




insideout development
VGP and InsideOut have teamed up several times to produce excellent work for the DMCVB and Grand Haven CVB, giving us more than 25 years of combined experience in this industry. Our firms are currently under contract to maintain and update many of the DMCVB website properties.



SEO + Strategy

Human Element
We lean on Human Element for SEO and digital strategy. Their approach is built around making data-driven decisions and using insights to improve the performance, content and digital delivery to audiences you serve. Their solutions help produce informed content that engages audiences and creates tangible results such as behavior change, measured learning and memorable personal experiences.



Digital Distribution

Issue Media Group
VGP will partner with IMG to help produce Insider Guides geared specifically for IMG’s early adopter audience. Issue Media Group is an Inc. 5000 Detroit-based media company. IMG publishes online magazines about growth, investment and the people leading communities into the new economy in 21 regions across the U.S. and Canada.


When working with Visitors Guide Publishing, you get the best of both worlds — agency quality fueled by VGP’s small-business work ethic and efficiency. Research and discovery are at the core of everything we do. We will work with your team to plan a road map for success. You get award-winning creative and editorial, guaranteed.

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