I am Jowilna Nolte. I have been in the industry for 15 plus years now and have loved the more than interesting journey it has taken me on so far. I started off my career in retail working in a paper shop importing handmade speciality papers from Japan, Canada, India and America as well as rubberstamps. I moved to the wholesale part of the business. I have travelled extensively to America visiting CHA and Frankfurt Germany to their biggest paper trade show “Paperworld” where I gained valuable knowledge regarding the industry. After a whirlwind love affair with the business I headed off into the sunset to fulfil my second dream by working in publishing. I started off as Technical Editor on a scrapbooking magazine and worked on several other craft publications in the company as well. But this was not enough – after a long journey I started my own scrapbooking magazine, which transformed into writing a real book book as opposed to a magazine book, and the rest is history.
I am currently a best-selling author in the craft industry with my book “Scrap-Boek” being the fourth best seller in South Africa that went into second print. I am a freelance artist doing work for various companies including Imagine Crafts, Kaisercraft, Couture Creations, The Wholesaler and Chiswick. I have been published several times in American publications such as Take Ten Magazine, Catch Up Issue – both Somerset Publications. I teach classes weekly and I am passionate about what I do, and I have had many amazing experiences and met so many fabulous people throughout my creative journey. I am truly blessed.