Carrie Gates

Experience, Expertise,

and FUN!

Want to know what makes me tick?

I am passionate about designing interesting interactive experiences for people across a variety of mediums.

With well over a decade in my professional practice, I have worked on many websites for small businesses, academia, conferences, medical organizations, Indigenous associations, visual artists, and musicians. 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.

While employed as a Designer at eMAP at the University of Saskatchewan in the New Media Group, I specialized in creating bespoke visual branding and website design, information architecture, and project management.

My love 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 many custom techniques over the years to help develop creative solutions to project management and production, while working in complex team environments as well as independently.

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.

Want to find out more?

Sure, there’s more I could say, but the best place for you to find that out is on my LinkedIn profile so you can see for yourself.

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Check out
my skills

teaching myself helps me stay fresh

I’ve honed my skills with some of the brightest people around from a wide variety of backgrounds. Having a diverse range in the types of projects I’ve done fits well with my constant drive to learn new tools and always be on the lookout for new ways to use technology.

Who do
I work with?

variety is the spice of life

I am very grateful that my work gives me opportunities to learn from experts across an incredibly diverse range of industries. Over time, this has provided me with some really interesting experiences that enrich my ability to problem solve from a sort of “bird’s eye perspective” to help inspire novel solutions…and some great conversation!

my clients have included

  • small businesses
  • visual artists
  • musicians, bands, and DJs
  • academic departments
  • professors and researchers
  • medical organizations
  • Aboriginal groups
  • national conferences
  • libraries
  • non-profit organizations
  • international science facilities
  • artist-run centres and galleries
  • video production and distribution companies
  • electronic music events and festivals

What can I do for YOU?

let's get it done!

Graphic Design

Beautiful logos, brochures, business cards, tradeshow display booth materials, and custom vector illustrations are so much fun for me to produce!

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Website Development

Making gorgeous, custom branded WordPress websites from the ground up is my specialty. I also have great rates!

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Hosting and Domains

Hosting, domain name purchases, software maintenance, security and SEO – let me take care of it all with one of my annual packages.

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Workshops and Training

I love demystifying technology to empower people with new digital tools. Workshops and one on one training are available.

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Video Production

In my other life, I’m also an internationally recognized video performance artist. Use my artistic vision and skills to light up your business’ presence!

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Project Management

Working in both large and small teams within a variety of industries has fine tuned my project management skills and ability to advise businesses on a high level.

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How will we work together?

No worries, I've got a plan!

When you have a great vision for your business, it becomes clear over time that there are a lot of different parts to putting the puzzle together.

That’s why you need a well rounded digital media pro to work with, especially during the planning stages where you figure out how all of the parts of the project fit together.

When you work with me, you get the value of the experience I’ve had from working on over 200 client projects. I’m kind of a “one stop shop” for all of your digital media production.

If there is a specific service that you require that I don’t provide, I’m happy to connect you with my network of digital media professionals around the world.


  • Member of the eMAP team who won the Sask Interactive Award in 2009 for e-Gaming / Interactive Entertainment.
  • Three time nominee for my artwork in Planet S’ annual “Best of Saskatoon” Voter Awards
  • Adobe Government Creativity Awards Nominee
  • Awarded several grants by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Saskatchewan Arts Board for independent new media and curatorial projects.


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Here's my process:


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How do I
work with others?

I live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, but I work remotely around the world with many of my clients.

I use video and voice chat tools to connect for long distance meetings and take lots of notes each time so that nothing gets overlooked.

If you happen to live in Saskatoon, I love meeting up in person to discuss project plans, sketch wireframes, and write collaboratively.

Let's Create

beautiful tools to build your business

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