Joel Karlsson (1975) was born and grew up in Gothenburg. He trained in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and has also studied Architecture at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology
in Stockholm, and at Parsons School of Design in New York. Today he works as Head of Design at Krook & Tjäder Design in Gothenburg. When designing new products Joel works to the maxim "Research - if you have a good manuscript, the book writes itself".