The Intersection of Design, Business, and Technology.

“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 — Director of Strategy, IHG

“It can be difficult for a small team to put together a cohesive strategy. Nine Labs guided a project that had a big impact on our company. They're great to work with—efficient, communicative, and invested in our success.”

Everett Steele — CEO, Kanga

Trusted By

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

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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.

Our Team


Some of the team at our 2018 Client and Partner Appreciation Party. #fun

Team Leaders

Our Founder & President

J Cornelius — Business Strategist & Designer

J has been making software and building companies 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, innovation labs, startups, and other organizations. He speaks at events across the globe about human-centered design, design thinking, product innovation, software development methodologies and the psychology of customer experience.

His book, “Loops, Building Digital Products with Clarity and Confidence”, will be published in Summer 2019.