Experienced. Passionate.
Problem Solvers.

Trusted By

InterContinental Hotels Group, The City of Atlanta, Committee to Protect Journalists, UPS Digital, Coca-Cola Innovation Studios, The State of Georgia, The Combine, and more

Different By Design

In addition to our full-time staff at Atlanta HQ and regular presence in New York City, we retain a deep network of consultants, researchers, designers, engineers, developers, and analysts. Our extended team includes some of the most talented people in the industry, and when needed, we bring them in to get your project done right the first time.

Testimonial UX Design Digital Strategy Design Thinking“The value they bring to a project is immeasurable. A very professional group, that is always focused on asking the right question, digging into the core of the problem, and coming up with excellent strategic solutions.”
Matt Malament – City of Atlanta

everett-steele“It can be difficult for a small startup team to put together a cohesive strategy. We brought Nine Labs in for a project that had a big impact on our company. The team was great to work with—efficient, communicative, and invested in our success.”
Everett Steele - CEO, Kanga

Our Team

J Cornelius is the founder and president of the Nine Labs Team of Digital Strategy Experts

J Cornelius

Founder and President

Passionate about efficient, usable, beautiful design, and using design to achieve business goals.

J has been making websites and software since 1996. He leads our team of strategy, design, and technology professionals and has built a reputation for quickly understanding complex problems and leading teams to a creative solution.

He’s been a private consultant to numerous other enterprises and organizations and has spoken at events across the country on topics from software development methodologies to the psychology of customer experience.

  • Started his first company in high school and sold it 4 years later.
  • Instrumental in growing CoffeeCup – where he led operations, design, and development of over 60 web and desktop applications – from startup to over 500MM users before a private equity acquisition in 2006
  • Co-founded Bluedomino Web Hosting in 2000 and grew it to over 25,000 accounts in 24 months before being acquired by Endurance International in 2002.
  • Founder & President of the Atlanta Web Design Group, a 3000+ member association of web designers, developers, and marketers
  • Served 3 years as a mentor at Georgia Tech’s ATDC
  • Lectures for UGA’s Masters of Internet Technology program

The A-Team


Annabel Doyle

UX Design & Illustration


Devin Lee

Brand & Market Strategy


Katherine Rosenkranz

UX Design, Research & Analysis


Keri Lyons

Project Management


Steve Smith

Design & Engineering


Rachel Zick

Content & Marketing Strategy


Jesse Gardner

Design & Development


Wells Burke

Marketing Data & Automation

Julie Taylor

Front-End Design & Development


Moses Ngone

Development & Engineering


Rogie King

Design & Visualization


Michael Hagel

UX & UI Design