The Motel is the Berlin based creative works of Nicolaas Kotzé. Working as a senior creative in advertising and design with a strong focus on corporate graphics, illustration & branding, packaging and product design as well as 2D/3D animation. Delivering thoughtful, crafted work 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.
The Favourite Website Award (The FWA) - 2020
London International Awards LIA (Bronze) - 2019
Wine Label Design Award 2019 (Bronze) 2019
Creative Circle Ad of the Month - 2011
Cannes Lions (Silver) - 2009
The Loerie Awards (Gold, Gold, Silver, Craft) 2008 -2009
Design Indaba SOUTH Award - 2009
Design Indaba Emerging Creative Award - 2005
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Adage / Campaign Live / Trendhunter / Packaging of the World / The Dieline / Inspirefirst / The Swell Spot / Hongkiat / Design Work Life / Building a Wolf / Blog by Young / Zeutch / Artnois / The Dieline / Illustration Age / Between 10 & 5 / Wolfeyebrows / The Dieline / Design You Trust / Creative Catalyst / The Operators / Lucky Pony / Jean Marie Bosser / Handsome Things / Itswhatiminto / Hangaroundtheweb / Oh The Lovely Things / Illustration Soup / LimeLight / Huffington Post / World Packaging Design / African Digital Art / Salle Des Machines / Prestina / Typography n Fonts / Marcommnews / Best Ads on TV / Little Black Book / Adforum / DesignWanted / FWA / Dutch Design Daily
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