The Motel is the Berlin based creative works of Nicolaas Kotzé. Originally from Cape Town (South Africa) he works on graphic design and brand development. With a strong focus on illustration, hand lettering, packaging & graphic design. 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. He briefly worked in advertising before starting his own studio, The Motel, in 2008.
Coca-Cola, Apple, Orange Mobile, Mercedes Benz, British American Tobacco, Cell C, 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.
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