In his previous role as design director at Blue State Digital, Ipcar designed websites for The Sundance Festival & Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Film at Lincoln Center, The It Gets Better Project, The Office of Tony Blair, and Brazilian Presidential Candidate Dilma Rouseff. His New York and Washington, DC based design team has designed and delivered complex websites for The Human Rights Campaign, The Coalition for the Homeless, Freedom to Marry, Surfrider, The YMCA, Partners in Health, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, and the NAACP.
Prior to Working at Blue State Digital, Ipcar served as Design Director for the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, where he led visual design and information architecture for WhiteHouse.gov, Change.gov, and other Transition projects both online and off.
Matt also worked with the Obama campaign’s Chicago based new media team as the Rapid Response Design Director during the 2008 election, a role in which he produced and launched high-profile, quick-turnaround projects like FightTheSmears.com and the Obama-Biden Tax Calculator. He also designed site graphics and renovated sections on BarackObama.com, designed OFA headquarters signage.
Before the campaign, Matt was Design Director for Fenton Communications, the country's largest communications firm exclusively serving the non-profit and public interest sector.
From 2004-2007, Matt was Principle Designer in the New York studio of frogdesign, the global strategic creative consultancy, leading interactive projects and doing hands-on user interface and visual design for a range of corporate clients including MTV and Barnes & Noble.
Ipcar also has a background in news photography and has covered human interest and conflict stories in Iraq, the West Bank, Jordan, Egypt, Nicaragua, Uganda, Mississippi, and New Orleans.