The Motel is the creative portfolio of Nicolaas Kotzé. Working as a freelance graphic designer in Berlin with a strong focus on visual communication and illustration. Developing projects on branding, typography, lettering design, UI/UX product design and extensively also 2D/3D animation and modeling. Delivering thoughtful, crafted work for local and international clients. With a BA (Hons.) in Visual Communication from Stellenbosch University, majoring in graphic design and illustration and has since lost some sleep and won some awards including Cannes Lions, D&AD, ADC, Eurobest, LIA, New York Festivals, Cresta and several Loerie Awards.

Clients 
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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, Cafe Royal Swizerland, Verivox, Ritter Sport.

Awards 
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Silver / Cannes Lions International Festival / Design / Printed by Parkinson's / 2021
Gold / Cannes Lions International Festival / Health & Wellness / Printed by Parkinson's / 2021
Silver / Clio Awards / Creative use of Data / Health & Wellness / Printed by Parkinson's / 2021
Silver / Clio Awards / Design Craft / Health & Wellness / Printed by Parkinson's / 2021
Silver / Clio Awards / Design / Health & Wellness / Printed by Parkinson's / 2021
Gold / ADC Europe / Graphic Communication Design / Printed by Parkinson's / 2020
Grand Prix / Eurobest / Design / Printed by Parkinson's / 2020
Grand Prix / Eurobest / Creative Data / Printed by Parkinson's / 2020
Yellow Pencil / D&AD / Graphic Design / Printed by Parkinson's / 2020
Silver / ADC Global / Design-Innovation / Printed by Parkinson's / 2020
Merit / ADC Global / Brand Communication Design / Printed by Parkinson's / 2020
Winner / Eurobest / Creative Data / Printed by Parkinson's / 2020
Gold / Eurobest / Design / Printed by Parkinson's / 2020
Gold / Eurobest / Healthcare / Use of Technology / Printed by Parkinson's / 2020
Gold / ADC Germany / Printed by Parkinson's / 2020
Bronze / Cresta Awards / Outstanding Direction / Printed by Parkinson's / 2020 
The Favourite Website Award / The FWA / Printed by Parkinson's / 2020
Finalist / ADC Germany / Hyundai Tales of Progress / 2020
2 Finalists / New York Festivals / Printed by Parkinson's / 2020
Bronze / London International Awards LIA / Hyundai Next Awaits / 2019
Wine Label Design Award / Bronze / Hazendal / 2019
Ad of the Month / Creative Circle / Lifta - Stairlifts / 2011
Silver / Cannes Lions / Cell-C Eco Diary / 2009
Gold / The Loerie Awards / Chicken Licken' Slyders / 2009 
Silver / The Loerie Awards / Cell-C Eco Diary 2008 / 2009
Gold / The Loerie Awards / Migrate Magazine / 2008
Craft / The Loerie Awards / Childline Calendar / 2008
SOUTH Award / Design Indaba / Cell-C Eco Diary / 2009
Emerging Creative Award / Design Indaba / 2005