"A boutique design agency, based on the belief that great design starts with compassion and a true understanding of our client’s authentic character and creative vision. Pier 9 Design offers a clean, timeless and elegant design approach through visual branding and custom stationery. Every client has an intriguing story that truly inspires our work and we are thrilled when the design showcases that in their brand or personal life event."

 As a Colorado native, Stephanie enjoys traveling and taking new adventures with her husband and their two wonderful boys. In Fact, Pier 9 was inspired from their travels to Hawaii. A true “Visual Oasis” at its best! The beauty and captivating scenery left a lasting impression, and a philosophy that Pier 9 strives to deliver in all designs.

Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Metropolitan State University of Denver and continued her design education at the Art Institute of Denver. She has the unique ability to listen intently to her clients and interpret their needs by creating a holistic design that they are not always able to voice. Looking at design not only through a creative lens but with an understanding of the logistics and market place challenges. 

Pier 9 Designs have appeared at highly publicized Colorado events and have been featured online and in print nationwide, including: 

Denver Parade of Homes | CO Garden & Home Show | Cherry Creek Sneak | Park Meadows Mall | Denver Life’s Wedding Magazine | Colorado’s Best Wedding Dresses Magazine | The Knot | 100 Layer Cake | Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine

We look forward to working with you and together we’ll create beautiful and effective designs.


Stephanie McKean | Owner and Designer