Johan Egerkrans grew up in Lidingö. In his early age, he picked up a pen and started drawing and he has not put it down yet. Johan has signed everything from series to concept illustrations for computer games and he lives and works in Stockholm. He made his debut as a children's book illustrator in 2005 with the picture book Taggtråds-Tim and has since then illustrated a number of children's and youth books including the Nordic essence and Nordic gods. Johan Egerkrans has also illustrated Nordsken's poster for 2018 and 2019.