Joanna Hellgren lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She works with illustration, comics and graphic design. She has a BA in graphic design and illustration from Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design). Her comic book 'Frances' was published by Éditions Cambourakis in France and Galago in Sweden in 2008 and 2010. She also made 'Mon Frère Nocturne' (Cambourakis, 2008). Hellgren has also illustrated children's books and youth novels.