Ben Self is a founding partner of Blue State Digital, a consulting firm that specializes in creating web strategy and technology for political organizations, candidates, and non-profits. Blue State Digital's software and strategy powers the online presence of the largest and most prominent Democratic candidates and progressive organizations (Barack Obama, the DNC, the DCCC, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Howard Dean) as well as numerous non-profits and corporations (AT&T, Alliance for Climate Protection, Jolie-Pitt Global Action for Children, Live Earth). Blue State Digital was founded in 2004 by four of the individuals responsible for Howard Dean's use of the Internet during his presidential campaign, and now has offices in New York, Boston, Washington, DC, and Lexington, KY.