My name is Johan Balaz and I am fashion designer and illustrator based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

My work is a playful and colorful take on fashion. As an illustrator I tend to create characters and portraits with a lot of personality, always with a focus on questioning norms and inspiring creativity. My design and art, although tackling many different subjects, is always rooted in queer culture. Current projects have all been dealing with sustainability, both social and environmental.

The project Misfit, for a collaborative exhibition at Kulturhuset in Stockholm, was featured on both national television and radio in Sweden for creating an alternative male silhouette and challenging the adonis body type seen as the ideal for the male body.

I am always looking for interesting collaborations so send me an email at and I will reply to you as soon as I can.