Nine works at the junction of product strategy and design to create meaningful product more efficiently. We source the right design team, communicate product strategy, and ensure manufacturing feasibility and design intent is maintained throughout the product creation process.


Design Sourcing

We have a wide network of independent designers and design agencies to select the best aesthetic for every project.


+ Design requirements analysis

+ Portfolio sourcing & analysis

+ Designer selection 


Product Briefing

We work with the brand and design team to communicate product briefs and overall product strategy for clarity and direction.


+ Product brief review

+ Product strategy review

+ Strategy alignment (brand, product, design)


Collaborative Design

We work alongside the design team to collaboratively create and align design direction (DNA) with the overarching brand strategy. A collaborative approach ensures manufacturing feasibility and design intent is maintained.  


+ Design reviews and assessment

+ Strategy alignment (brand, product, design) 


Proactive Sourcing

Before and during the design phase, our team starts last development, and assesses manufacturing feasibility throughout the design process to make sure what is designed can be produced.   


+ Last development

+ Manufacturing feasibility

+ Construction analysis

+ Vendor & factory skill set assessment


Spotlight: Design Work