Bus Group

bus.group
Ritterstraße 2
10969 Berlin

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Manuel Birnbacher (founder), Daniel Schnitterbaum (founder), Enno Pötschke, Joana Huguenin, Ollie George, Felix Feldmann, Sophia Brinkgerd

Selected Clients

Art Basel, Babor, Balenciaga, Cartier, Deutsche Bahn, Ferragamo, Instagram, Nike, Nomos Glashütte, Rimowa, Visa

Friends & Collaborators

Florian Apel, Luke Archer, Jorinde Barke, Verena von Beckerath, Mirko Borsche, Basti Boss, Johannes Breyer & Dinamo, Colin Dörffler, Ertl & Zull, Atelier Fanelsa, Robert Fehse, Geckeler Michels, Haw-lin Services, Sebastian Hennecke, Rafaela Kaćunić, David Kamp, Thomas Kartsolis, Kemmler Kemmler, Sina Linke, Linh Mai, Christian Metzner, Nachtdigital Crew, Ina Niehoff, Vanessa Olt, Marek Polewski, Sebastian Schönheit, Nikolai Sivertsen, Hannes Weikert, WvH GmbH + Sorry Press

Work with us

We are looking to expand our team via project-based freelance roles and dedicated positions. Current opportunities can be found below:

  • CGI Artist

    We have an opening for a full-time senior role: essential experience in Cinema 4D, Redshift and Octane is required, with skills in Houdini, Marvelous and Unreal an added plus.

  • Freelance CGI Artist

    We are looking to work with senior freelancers for ongoing projects with experience in Cinema 4D, Redshift and Octane. Skills in Houdini, Marvelous and Unreal are an added plus.

  • Internship

    We offer a 6-month, paid internship for motivated students and recent graduates of graphic design and animation.

How to apply

Please send your application (portfolio, cover letter and resume) to jobs@bus.group with the respective role included as subject header. We are looking forward to hearing from you! Please note, we can’t reply to every application. Thanks for your understanding!

Past interns

George Beattie, Emile Bigler, Melanie Glück, Eloïse Harris, Emir Karyo, Sargon Khinoev, Calvin Kudufia, Leonhard Laupichler, Lisa Lennartsson, Michael Rüegsegger, Johannes Schnatmann, Junhyeok Shin, Christophe Synak, Pia Thalmann, Caroline Vang, Paul Zech, Shuaitong (Shui) Zong

Credits

Code
Nikolai Sivertsen
Copy
Ollie George
Typeface
Diatype (Dinamo)

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Open project 01 BADLAND ISSUE 02Open project 01 PRONADENI OBJEKTIOpen project 01 BADLAND WEBSITEOpen project 17 GECKELER MICHELSOpen project 21 FUSIONOpen project 22 NACHTDIGITAL FLEXOpen project 23 ATELIER FANELSAOpen project 24 ELLEN ALLIENOpen project 25 NOMOSOpen project 33 HEIDE UND VON BECKERATHOpen project 34 SONAROpen project 37 TWDAOpen project 42 BALENCIAGA CASINOOpen project 50 ROBOTOpen project 60 NIGIN BECK
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Tan lines on the Balkan mountain

Art direction and graphic design for the second issue of This is Badland.

Inside The Devil’s Sunbed, themes of food, ritual and body hold fort across the issue’s editorials. Following suit, bus.group dive further into the dualistic design direction: the issue is interspersed with energetic illustration, fake advertising and found objects.

Founders / Editors

Rafaela Kaćunić, Nina Vukelić

Creative Director

Rafaela Kaćunić

Art Direction

bus.group

Graphic Design

George Beattie, Eloïse C. Harris, Enno Pötschke, Shuaitong Zong

Imaging

Skulptur Berlin

Sound

Florian Apel

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Bad objects, found lands

CGI and 3D animation for an editorial interlude within the second issue of This is Badland.

Pronadeni Objekti is a series of four objects ‘found’ by bus.group between 2017 and 2018. The names attributed to these sculptures are Mali Zmaj, Dvostruka Vjšala, Bakin Hrast and Janjeće Iznutrice.

bus.group welcome any further discoveries of those caught between lands.

CGI

bus.group

Sound

Florian Apel

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Bad Bad Bad on the World Wide Web

Website design for the online platform of This is Badland.

Dedicated to the exploration of art and culture from the Balkan region, the Berlin-based publication extends its reach into the online space. An editorially-driven website was designed to offer the Badland team a platform for regular publishing of its content.

Website

bus.group

Development

Lukas Eberlein

Editors

Rafaela Kaćunić, Nina Vukelić

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Habit follows form follows function

Visual identity and design for a Berlin-based product design studio.

Geckeler Michels brings into play a diversity of mediums within their hybrid practice, translating the studio’s ‘autonomous in-house studies’ into lighting, furniture and spaces. bus.group worked with the studio to develop a robust identity, put to work across print formats and an itemised website design.

Art Direction

bus.group

Website

bus.group

Development

Artur Turkuli

Typeface

Oracle GM by Dinamo

Editors

David Geckeler & Frank Michels

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24-carat imagery

CGI for a luxury jewellery event held in Berlin.

The Salon of Rare Beauty is a two-day jewellery and watch salon, hosted by FUSION at the Ritz-Carlton in Berlin. For the private event, bus.group were asked to produce a collection of 3D imagery to sit amongst its event material.

Creative Direction

Kemmler Kemmler

Art Direction

bus.group

CGI

bus.group

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I wanna see you FLEX

Visual identity and supporting design materials for the 21st edition of a German music festival.

In 2018, Nachtdigital introduced its FLEX theme to festivalgoers. bus.group worked up a sweat for its ensemble identity, as liquid bodies collide with graphic typography across poster and film formats.

Creative Direction

bus.group

Art Direction

bus.group

Graphic Design

bus.group

Music

Mary Yalex – River

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Four columns and a sticky

Website design for an architectural practice founded by Niklas Fanelsa.

Atelier Fanelsa is based between Berlin and Gerswalde, with a multifarious practice that engages with architecture across private and public projects. The portfolio website collates the practice’s output into a dynamic four column design.

Website

bus.group

Development

Lukas Eberlein

Editor

Atelier Fanelsa

Photography

Atelier Fanelsa

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130 beats per page

Visual identity and website design for an acclaimed techno musician.

Ellen Allien is an international DJ with a sound at home inside her native city Berlin. She holds an extensive back catalogue of releases and doubles as A&R of two self-founded labels. Allien’s identity and website was updated by bus.group, complete with a custom web player for continuous listening of the artist’s output.

Website

bus.group

Development

Bäucker Sanders

Photography

Stini Röhrs

Music

Ellen Allien – Flying Objects, Amotik – Tetalis [Ellen Allien remix], Ellen Allien - Junge Sein

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Double dating

CGI for a campaign film of Nomos Glashütte’s most celebrated watchpiece.

The Tangente Update introduces a two-dot date ring around the watch’s dial, a style attributed to 'the new neomatik caliber within'. bus.group provided the concept, modelling and animation for the 3D-driven campaign.

CGI

bus.group with Philipp Brömme, Christoffer Wolters

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City swiping and urban panning

Website design for the architectural firm Heide & von Beckerath.

Founded by Tim Heide and Verena von Beckerath, the Berlin-based studio engages with urban, interior and larger architectural projects. Their design processes are applied to interests that span society, sustainability and technology. bus.group developed an interactive, map-driven presentation of the firm’s work: visitors are invited to pan, zoom and move across the project archive.

Website

bus.group

Development

Small Systems

Editor

Tobias List

Translation

Caroline Ahrens

Photography

Heide & von Beckerath

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Sònar-powered wings

3D animation for a music festival’s stage programming.

SonarDôme is a longstanding partnership between Red Bull Music and Sònar Festival. For the 2018 edition, bus.group were asked to produce its supporting kinetic visuals.

CGI

bus.group with Marie Dommenget

Sound

Bauchamp

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If we’re together, then who is alone?

Visual identity and webshop design for a clubwear clothing label.

TWDA (Together We Dance Alone) catches the ‘madness and sadness of dancing’ within a collection of printed shirts. bus.group designed a custom logotype to be used across the clothing label’s presence and product.

Art Direction

bus.group

Website

bus.group

Typeface

Colin Doerffler, Christophe Synak

Development

Lukas Eberlein

Shader

Lukas Eberlein, Florian Zia

Music

Goldffinch - Diatonic

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Balenciaga Royale

3D animation featuring elements developed for the ready-to-wear Spring 2019 collection of Balenciaga.

bus.group created an eccentric, casino-themed print, produced as full-form patterning within a dress, shirt and scarf silhouette. The pieces were presented during Paris Fashion Week inside a blockbuster, multi-reality show – a collaboration between Demna Gvasalia, Jon Rafman and Ezra Miller.

CGI

bus.group

Sound

Florian Apel

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Artificial Teller Machine

3D modelling, texturing and rendering for a short campaign animation.

bus.group was commissioned to produce imagery for the financial company Liechtensteinische Landesbank. The animation unmasks the inner mechanisms of a robotic figure.

CGI

bus.group

Commissioned by

We Make Stories

Sound

Florian Apel

Original model

Jesus Velasco

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Those that do not bruise

Graphic design for a photographic artist book.

Fruit of the Womb welds together a series of ceramic work by the German-Iranian artist Nigin Beck. The book’s photography sets the delicate objects — fruits of Beck’s youth and family — amongst their raw counterparts in a Berlin market scene. The series was collated into a 44-page book and presented inside an embossed dust jacket.

Art Direction

bus.group

Graphic Design

Daniel Schnitterbaum, Enno Pötschke

Photography

Ini Niehoff

Text

Jesi Khadivi and Susanne Ehrenfriend

Printing

Medialis Offsetdruck GmbH

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