The Motel is the Berlin based creative works of Nicolaas Kotzé. Originally from Cape Town (South Africa) he works as a senior creative in advertising. With a strong focus on design, illustration & branding. Delivering thoughtful, hand-crafted design for local and international clients. Nicolaas graduated with a BA (Hons.) in Visual Communication from Stellenbosch University, majoring in graphic design and illustration and has since won several awards for his works.
Coca-Cola, Apple, Hyundai, Orange Mobile, Sony Bravia, Mercedes Benz, British American Tobacco, Cell C, KIA, Philips, American Express, Maison Cailler, Sanctuary Retreats, Wimpy, Chicken' Licken, Eskom, Metro FM, BMW, Usborne, Havaianas, Simba, Nedbank, Massmart, Carrefour, Multichoice, Hazendal, SAB, Guinness, Hunters, Oreo, Standard Bank, Old Mutual, Diemersdal, Pongracz, Musica, Financial Mail, Virgin Mobile & Virgin Airlines.
Cannes Lions (Silver), London International Awards LIA 2019 (Bronze), The Loerie Awards (Gold x2, Silver x1, Craft x1), Wine Label Design Awards 2019 (Bronze, Commendation), Creative Circle Ad of the Month
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