About me

I help global agencies and organisations build strategic design teams that exceed their business goals and creative ambitions.

Principal and advisor via Orvet Stockholm.

Academician at Academy of Urbanism.

Speaker, guest lecturer and moderator at events and institutions including Los Angeles Design Festival, AoU, Gather Festival, Business of Design Week, 城區活動」, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Aalto University.

Co-host of the 'design, Design, DESIGN, design!' → and 'Dauer & Orvet' → podcasts.

Ideation workshop at Together 22. Photo by Manyone

Co-author and co-creator of State of Mind at Work. (All editions sold out.)

Founder of independent print publisher Paper Light Publishing.

Delivering the keynote at Metta Hong Kong during Business of Design Week. Photo by Vicky Lo

Swedish, formerly based in San Francisco and London with a stint in Washington D.C. Currently living in Stockholm. Previously working in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Coffee lover, especially when the beans are roasted by La Cabra.


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Partner and Global Strategic Design Director at Manyone 2022-2024.

Partner and Singapore lead at Manyone Asia 2019-2022.


Global Cities Lead at M by Volvo Car Mobility 2018-2019.

Global Head of Design for the Futurice agency (Berlin, Helsinki, London, Munich, Oslo, Stockholm, Tampere).

International Head of Creative at Comprend (Stockholm, London, Lisbon + Milan).

Global Head of Creative at Nansen (Stockholm, Chicago, London, New York, Washington D.C.).

UX & Design Director at cloud collaboration leader Huddle in San Francisco.

Founding Editor of Paper Light Magazine together with Frida Vega Salomonsson and Andreas Carlsson.

Guest lecturer at Berghs School of Communication.

Jaan talking to another panel member
On the "Can enterprise apps ever be beautiful?" panel at MobileBeat by VentureBeat in San Francisco. Photo by Michael O'Donnell

Co-founder at Skrivr and OpenTypography.

Advisor to Weld and MND Labs.

Co-author of 'Noded - The untouchable business', listed by Internetworld magazine with Apple and Nintendo Wii as ideas and companies that “got it right and are leading the way to the future".

Alumni of Spray, Marieberg Interactive, SMC, Yahoo!, Sharpenr and Stanford University CSP, JMK Stockholm University and Poppius School of Journalism. Former writer, editor, photographer and columnist.

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