Managing Partner / The Man with the Plan
Phil thinks big! He founded Back9 (part-time) back in 2008 and launched it with no holds barred in July 2013. Since then he hasn’t looked back. He hasn’t had time to!
The idea was (and still is) to create an all-encompassing design and marketing agency that could not only deliver great design and marketing solutions to fellow ambitious local businesses but create an environment that creatives want to be a part of too.
As Jon Bon Jovi once said (or should we say, sung) “Woooaah we’re halfway there” and once the all-important goal is achieved, Phil guesses the next logical step will be, well… World domination… Muaaahwahwah!
Partner - Studio Manager
Your first port of call and our go to person for any and all queries. She ensures we understand your needs, manages expectations and co-ordinates all our projects, providing solutions through concise communication. Basically, she runs the place and picks up the slack so Phil can get onto dominating the world… We’d be lost without her.
Web / App Developer
From Bucharest, Romania came John, our star developer. Working with our awesome designers, he builds stunning & functional websites, apps and chatbots to suit all types of businesses. He uses the latest technology along with his strategic and efficient approach to ensure the best outcome for each project. Like his football skills, he’s up with the play!
Emma is a go-getter. She understands exactly what is needed to promote a business through web and social media platforms and while Phil is conquering the world, she has her eyes set on the moon. Great with multi-tasking and attention to detail, she goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to providing digital marketing solutions.
Tanya Du Piesanie
Tanya joined the Back9 team in April 2018. Originally from South Africa, she brings a dynamic and fresh approach to design. She enthusiastically tackles any challenge and her creativity extends to anything from branding and logo design to web design, and even to the odd smart comment about Phil dominating the world. Design is her mojo.
Client Liaison / Marketing & Social Media
From graphic design and content creation to sales and social media management, Danya is our jack of all trades!
She started as an Intern back in May 2017. She is fast becoming our social media master and likes to spend her time on Facebook or chatting with people about how they can grow their business… Danya focuses on building rapport and ensuring customer satisfaction whilst promoting their business through engagement and effective communication.
Aria has relocated from Wellington to join our awesome team. We’re stoked to have her and her contagious energy on board and can’t wait to show you some of her awesome work, watch this space!