Erik Nissen Johansen

Erik Nissen Johansen is the founder and creative director of Stylt Trampoli AB in Göteborg, Sweden, n award-winning multidisciplinary agency focusing on the hospitality and tourism industries. For more than 20 years, Stylt has combined skills like concept- and business development, branding, interior architecture, design, communications and marketing to create unique experiences for clients all over Scandinavia and Europe.

Erik was born in Oslo 1965 and graduated from the L'Istituto per l'Arte e il Restauro in Florence in 1985, with a diploma in art, art history, marketing and design. Erik’s parallel career as an artist has seen him exhibit his work, both solo and as part of a group, throughout Europe and the US. 

Erik is also the author of the book Storytelling as a Marketing Tool for the Experience Economy together with Scandinavia’s foremost expert in marketing of hospitality and tourism, Professor Lena Mossberg. In the year 2000 he was named Businessman of the Year by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. 

Under Erik’s leadership, Stylt has won many awards, including two European Hotel Design Awards, the Swedish Design Prize, Best new Boutique hotel in the world and the World Hotel Award.
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