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Nadine Oosthuizen-Traylor is an internationally award-winning Concept Writer, Creative Director, and Digital Producer with extensive experience in both advertising and publishing. 


"Nadine has greatly contributed to the movement of creative excellence in storytelling. Her keen eye and ability to translate with words, what we may think ordinary, has brought a fresh perspective to the way in which the magazine now works with talent and brands."

 
- Jason Fine, Editor of Rolling Stone magazine


“Nadine has substantially contributed to the success and popularity of ELLE Magazine and her writing reflects the highest caliber of journalistic ability that may certainly be characterized as outstanding and preeminent in the field.”
 
- Jackie Burger, Former Editor-In-Chief of ELLE magazine

“In my capacity as Creative Director of Marie Claire I’ve worked closely with Nadine and became well acquainted with her outstanding talent as a journalist and her extraordinary ability to connect with her reader. Nadine possesses exceptional skills in interpreting a brand and providing both journalistic and graphic content that ideally captures the authentic brand experience for readers.”
 
- Anna Lineveldt, Former Creative Director of Marie Claire magazine  
 
 
Nadine has served in a leading capacity as a journalist for ELLE Magazine providing original content and feature pieces, acted as ELLE’s liaison with clients and business partners, and attending events together as members of the press (including fashion weeks and ELLE New Talent Search). It is my great pleasure to support Nadine’s extraordinary ability!”
 
- Chris Viljoen, Fashion Director of Superbalist.com

"Nadine conceptualised ideas and wrote copy for several of our brands. Some of which has gone on to win at award shows. Nadine is a unique personality with great flair and style and has a vibrant creative mind." 

- Suhana Gordhan, Executive Group Creative Director of Duke Agency



A small selection of the most notable awards and honours I've been closest to from concept to execution:


One Show Shortlist 2022
Awards Activation Campaign Category - "Fight the Good Fight"

Creative Circle Awards 2022 
- 1st Place - OOH Category - Jive Cooldrink "Dala Your Colour"
- 2nd Place - PR & Media Category - Jive Cooldrink "Dala Your Colour"

LÜRZER'S ARCHIVE TOP 200 ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHERS SELECTION 2021 - 2022
Personal Creative Direction work in collaboration with award-winning photographer Bryan Traylor

Loerie Award 2021
- SILVER -  PR & Media Communications Category - Jive Cooldrink "Dala Your Colour"
- BRONZE - Writing for Radio Ambient Category - Jive Cooldrink "Dala Your Colour"

IAB Bookmark Award 2021
SILVER - Integrated Campaign Category - Jive Cooldrink "Dala Your Colour"

MMA SMARTIES Award 2021 
GOLD - Best Social Media Marketing Campaign Category

THE PARIS REVIEW 2017, 2018, 2019
A series of novellas published
- "This Must Be the Place"
- "Weekend Friend"
- "A Hunger for Tomatoes"

D&AD 2014 
Wood Pencil - Mobile Apps - BEATS

Cannes Cyber Lion 2014 
- SILVER - Web Service/App - BEATS 
- SILVER - Integrated Multi-Platform Campaign Category - BEATS
- BRONZE - Media Entertainment and Leisure Category -BEATS

One Show 
Silver Pencil - Mobile Applications for Media, Entertainment & Leisure Category - BEATS

Clio Awards 2014
- GOLD - Digital/Social Campaign Category - BEATS
- SILVER - Music Integrated Campaign Category - BEATS