Bus Group

bus.group is a creative service for exhausted hydration. We develop contemporary visual content in close partnership with clients across the corporate and cultural stage. Consider us the stunt doubles of graphic design, render whisperers of CGI and trip sitters of brand strategy. We’ll be your leading lady, background extra, design director and production runner.

Address

bus.group
Ritterstraße 2
10969 Berlin

Instagram

@bus.group

bus.group

Manuel Birnbacher (founder), Daniel Schnitterbaum (founder), Sophia Brinkgerd, Jun Hyeok Shin, Felix Feldmann, Artur Krutov, Jack Lemonidis

Selected Clients

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

Work with us

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

  • Producer

    We are looking for a motivated Creative Producer who is working alongside our Directors. Tasks include preparing Budgets, Scopes and Schedules, lead client communication, keeping track of studio resources and managing project delivery. Experience in CGI Workflows and Animation Software is a plus.

  • CGI Artist

    We have an opening for a full-time senior role long-term experience in Cinema 4D, Redshift is required. Skills in Houdini, Marvelous and Unreal are a plus.

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!

Credits

Code

Nikolai Sivertsen

Copy

Ollie George

Typeface

Diatype (Dinamo)

Copyright

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.