J Cornelius

Brand Strategist & Experience Designer

“For J, nothing is impossible. He’s motivated and knows how to get things done, even on ridiculously short notice where others may likely fail. J has a great eye for the small details but never forgets the high-level strategy and vision. He has a sense of leadership that is unparalleled to any other I have seen in my career history. He’s honest and is not afraid to tell you like it is, but he also encourages everyone to participate and voice their opinions.”

– Nick Finck, Product Design Manager, Facebook


J is a brand strategist, experience designer, and business consultant. He’s been building digital products for the web since 1996, and has been credited with creating multiple things web designers and developers take for granted today. He’s the Founder and CEO of Nine Labs, a digital experience design and strategy consultancy based in Atlanta, GA.

He speaks at conferences around the world, sits on the advisory board for The Iron Yard, and has served as a startup mentor at Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center.

Previously, he was the VP of Operations at CoffeeCup Software where he helped grow the company from a fledgling startup to a multi-national with over 50,000,000 users worldwide, and was the President of Bluedomino web hosting which grew from zero to over 25,000 accounts before being acquired in 2002.

He started his first business in high school and never looked back.

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