Hey there.

I'm Kara Gates, a user experience designer living in Oakland, California.


I am currently at Nest, designing experiences for the connected home. 

I have had the privilege of designing experiences for users on new and emerging platforms. Companies I’ve worked with include Amazon, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia, Fox, Major League Baseball, Red Bull, and the Associated Press.

My skill set runs the gamut of print to digital, design to development. Projects that I have designed have gone on to be featured in keynotes and application marketplaces, and have received an Interactive Annual Award from Communication Arts Magazine.

I am always looking for opportunities use design to inspire positive action. I thrive in environments where I am challenged and learning.