custom designs you can be proud of for years to comE

Every design project deserves it's own personalized and collaborative design experience, connecting you to your unique design personality.

Pier 9 is a boutique design studio honored to serve passionate, creative business owners and couples through purposeful branding, print design and custom stationery. Rooted in the belief that great design starts with compassion, guidance and a true understanding of your authentic character and creative vision. Your design experience is not only viewed through a creative lens but with an understanding of the logistics and challenges that you face as a business owner or newly engaged couple. Together, we'll work shoulder-to-shoulder and distill a wealth of ideas into uniquely inspiring designs.



Stephanie McKean | Owner and Designer

Thank you for visiting, I am the designer behind Pier 9 and it's so nice to meet you! As a Colorado native, I enjoy traveling and taking new adventures with my husband and our two wonderful boys. In Fact, Pier 9 was inspired from our travels to Hawaii. A true “Visual Oasis” at its best! The beauty and captivating scenery left a lasting impression, and a philosophy that I strive to deliver in all designs.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and continued my design education at the Art Institute of Denver. After years of working for a luxury travel resort and corporate marketing company, I desired more flexibility with my boys, wanted to dive whole-heartedly into my passion for design and help others on their own design journey. This is when Pier 9 was born. My clients often say, "You knew exactly what I envisioned but wasn't always able to articulate, just by listening to my story."  Every client has an intriguing story that truly inspires my work and I'm thrilled when design effectively showcases that in their brand or personal life event.

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 | Reign Magazine

I look forward to working with you and together we’ll create meaningful and effective designs!