I am passionate about designing interesting interactive experiences for people across a variety of mediums.
Currently employed as a Designer at eMAP at the University of Saskatchewan in the New Media Group, I specialize in information architecture, project management, and creating bespoke visual branding and layout for the web. Over the years, I have happened to work on a considerable number of sites for special academic projects, conferences, medical organizations, and Aboriginal communities. Recently, I have also been teaching part of a new course at the University of Saskatchewan, focusing on introductory concepts and techniques in web design and digital imaging.
Sometimes I do some freelance projects outside of my day job at eMAP when I am really excited about something that feels right. Usually my freelance projects are custom WordPress websites for visual artists, musicians, and music labels.
I am also an internationally exhibited audiovisual performance artist. You can find out more about my artistic practice at my VJing website.
My passion for contemporary design, information architecture, and digital culture in general keeps me busy with constant research, learning, and creation. I am highly organized and a strong communicator, with many methods developed over the years to help develop creative solutions to project management and production, whether working alone or within team environments. I love the feeling of having a bold idea come to life, and I am not afraid of working hard to make things happen. From making catalogues and workbooks as a child to making websites, print materials, and interactive art today, design makes my creative energy bloom and my mind buzz with ideas.
“Carrie is organized, energetic and talented – in my estimation, she’s one of the best artists currently working with contemporary technology in Canada.”
Web Design 90%
Print Design 50%
Wordpress Development 80%
Project Management 75%
Weird Video 95%
“Carrie was hired to design our new website. Our web presence is spread across two servers, which was challenging to say the least. Carrie’s patience, profound knowledge and creativity carried the day. We had daily conversations and not once did I get the feeling I was wearing her down or frustrating her. I felt very comfortable with the service she provided and the knowledge she shared with me, which made me a shining star at my own workplace. I would highly and cheerfully recommend Carrie Gates as a very creative web-designer, she has a gift. She is also a world class mentor.”
This is my portfolio. You can use the categories below to help you browse. I have more work in most of these categories that isn't shown here yet, so just ask if you are curious about something.