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 in my practice, I have worked on many websites for academia, conferences, medical organizations, and Aboriginal associations. I have also taught and developed curriculum for part of a new course at the University of Saskatchewan, focusing on introductory techniques and concepts in web design and digital imaging.
Sometimes I do freelance projects outside of my day job at eMAP when I am really excited about something that feels right.
My freelance projects are custom websites for small businesses, 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 keeps me busy with constant research, learning, and creation. I am highly organized and a strong strategic, visual, and verbal communicator. I have developed and hybridized many custom techniques over the years to help develop creative solutions to project management and production, while appreciating 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.”
I have more examples of most of these types of work, so let me know if you would like to see them.