My new project: Tact, a simple chat app.


Hi. I’m Jaanus Kase. Welcome to my site.

I’m a designer, engineer, leader, manager, writer, maker, producer, dad, husband, and Estonian. Many other things, too, but these are the most important ones. I obviously can’t be good at all of them at the same time. My interest and focus has shifted between them over time, and will continue to do so.

I’m based in Tallinn, Estonia, and not looking to relocate at this time.


Email me at or get in touch via LinkedIn, Mastodon, or Twitter.

I also have Facebook, GitHub and Flickr.

My story

I went to school in Carnegie Mellon, where I got my Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction in 2008. I’ve lived and worked in Tallinn, Tartu, Luxembourg, Brussels, Pittsburgh, New York, and Bay Area. After a few years in the US, I returned to Europe, and eventually settled back home in Tallinn, Estonia.

These days, I am an independent contractor for building software on Apple platforms. In the past, I’ve designed user interfaces and written software for iOS, OS X and the web, done PR, writing, social marketing, translation, lifting boxes at a retail store, headed design and research teams, and many other fun things.

I’m thankful that I have had the chance to work with many great people on interesting projects. Browse them in the works section of this site.

About this site

This site is running on Jekyll with a custom theme. The theme was inspired by Balzac, Octopress and Jekyll’s default minima, from where I borrowed many ideas and code.

The fonts are Calendas Plus and CamingoCode.

Source code highlighting with Pygments uses Darkly theme.