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 visual communication and graphic design, illustration & branding, typography and product design as well as 2D/3D animation. Delivering thoughtful, crafted work for local and international clients. I graduated with a BA (Hons.) in Visual Communication from Stellenbosch University, majoring in graphic design and illustration and have since won several awards for my work. I speaks fluent English and Dutch with a good grasp of German. Zupass kommen!

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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Gold / ADC Germany / Printed by Parkinson's / 2020
Yellow Pencil / D&AD / Graphic Design / Data Visualisation / 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
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