Nine Dots Creative exists because...
…we’re stronger together. Freelancers working in isolation can only go so far. Working together, we can go as far as we like, in any direction we like.
…being free agents gives us space to be creative. It’s about direction again; if I have the power to say no to a job, then I empower myself and my colleagues to be doing only what we love. That passion shows through.
…I value the work freelancers do. Freelancers have chosen this path because they have a passion, sometimes an all-out geeky obsession, with what they do. I recognise that.
…I believe collaboration beats competition. Teaming up with those who have complementary skills to my own can only strengthen my offering. Why go into competition with someone when together you could create something awesome?
…I’m a little rebellious. I love the unexpected, and I love being subversive. As Einstein said, doing the same thing and expecting different results is insanity. I’m not mad.
…I believe in being a free range human who can go outside and play when I need to. We were not made to sit on our bums all day, and with a change of scenery can come so much more inspiration. Technology allows us to be move our place of work. Let’s embrace that.
…I want to work in a community rather than a company. It’s not so much about wanting to be my own boss, but rather about seeing that everyone can be a leader. Give them a chance, see where they lead, that’s what I say.
…I believe great design should be accessible to every business. I don’t just mean affordable, but understandable too. Jargon must be kept to a minimum. Along with acronyms.
…I imagine a world where bad design is banished to the depths from whence it came, and good design doesn’t go to heaven, but stays right here for us to enjoy. I’m not saying I’m perfect, heck, sometimes we find beauty in the imperfect. There’s just some rules that should never, ever, be broken. Even us rebellious types know that.