About Me

Hello! My name is Ian, and I am a digital strategist, website designer, and NationBuilder Expert working to support conservative campaigns & causes. 

Photo: Ian Patrick Hines
Photo: Ian Patrick Hines

My Story

Way back in 2003, when I was still in high school and working as a campaign volunteer, I became obsessed with the intersection of politics & technology. That obsession has defined my professional life.

Then, in 2012, I found my way to NationBuilder’s Los Angeles HQ. There, I learned the platform under the mentorship of the late Jim Gilliam, NationBuilder’s Founder & then CEO.

In November 2013, I left the company and set out on my own as a certified NationBuilder Expert and NationBuilder Architect.

In 2015, I began supporting conservative campaigns & causes around the world as an independent website designer, online fundraiser, and NationBuilder Expert. 

Overall, I’ve consulted for more than one hundred organizations across eight countries and twenty U.S. states — helping them to leverage the power of the technology to shape the future.

My words and ideas have been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Campaigns & Elections Magazine, and Mic.com.

I have designed websites for world leaders, helped to shape the communications and political strategy for national campaigns, and raised millions of dollars in support of conservative campaigns & causes.

In my free time, I coach and play lacrosse, and serve my community as the Cubmaster of my sons’ Cub Scout pack. I am a practicing Catholic Christian and a parishioner at St. Andrew by the Bay Catholic Church.

Learn more about my work at hines.digital/work.