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

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, Sophia Brinkgerd, Melanie Glück, Eloïse Harris, Calvin Kudufia, Leonhard Laupichler, Lisa Lennartsson, Michael Rüegsegger, Johannes Schnatmann, Christophe Synak, Chris Tangredi, 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 118 HUMANATUREOpen project 106 FERRAGAMOOpen project 102 DINAMOOpen project 96 MUSIKFESTOpen project 101 RACHEL LYNOpen project 94 NACHTIVILLEOpen project 58 ARGUMENT CGIOpen project 93 KNAPPOpen project 89 ERNSTOpen project 01 BADLAND ISSUE 04Open project 84 J4JOpen project 63 BRUKOpen project 58 ARGUMENT
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Long views and deep wilds

CGI and 3D animation for a product campaign by Canada Goose.

HUMANATURE signals a new era of sustainable, ethical production for the winter clothing company. The Standard Expedition Parka is made from recycled and undyed fabrics and 100% responsibly sourced down and reclaimed fur.

bus.group produced a 3D campaign film that unveils the Parka within a cocooned, arctic world. The animation travels inside and outward, revealing its arctic technology.

Art Direction

BRVTO, bus.group

Creative agency & project management

BRVTO

CGI

bus.group with Ioannis Kaltirimtzis, Dimitri Kornienko, Linh Mai

Sound

Florian Apel

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New ties for an old bow

CGI and 3D animation for a campaign film of an Italian luxury goods brand.

Salvatore Ferragamo launches a collection of bags that re-work its signature Vara Bow. Originally conceived by Fiamma Ferragamo in 1978, the bow’s iconicity is updated within a contemporary silhouette.

bus.group were asked to realise a 3D-driven campaign film that re-imagines the bow in fluid motion, centring the bag within a surreal architectural scape.

Creative Direction

Haw-lin Services

CGI

bus.group with Lukas Popp, Hannes Weikert, Jesús Velazco

Production

Services United

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Don’t judge a typeface by its texture

CGI and 3D animation for the website of type foundry Dinamo.

For the launch of Dinamo 3.0, bus.group selected characters from each of the foundry’s twenty-five typefaces and gave them some extra skin. The animated CGI extrusions were deployed across the website — ABC3D style.

CGI

bus.group with Caroline Vang

Sound

Florian Apel

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Beethoven’s gemstone

CGI and 3D animation for the visual framework of Musikfest Berlin.

During the Beethoven jubilee year, the month-long programme pulls together instrumental and vocal ensembles as part of its orchestral festival for the music of our times. For the 2020 edition, bus.group developed a trail of 3D imagery that encrusted rock around its rhythm.

CGI

bus.group with Mark Dearman

Commissioned by

Eps51

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Post-romantic rhythms

Art direction and graphic design for the debut album of Rachel Lyn.

‘Oh Daydream’ reveals the sonic work of Rachel Lyn within a long form listening experience. The 8-track album weaves together narratives of her VHS-induced childhood, produced into a ‘post-romantic’ story that composes various soundscapes within the artist’s own intimate flow.

bus.group developed the accompanying graphic design for the LP’s full release.

Art Direction

bus.group

Graphic Design

bus.group

Music

Rachel Lyn – Shock You Through The Heart

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No feeding on the dancefloor

Visual identity and supporting CGI for the music festival Nachtiville.

Following the party trail left by Nachtdigital last year, another musical offering arrives from its makers. For Nachtiville's debut by the Baltic Sea, bus.group developed a playful identity and 3D-driven artwork that welcomes its arrivals with a waddling, winter mascot.

Art Direction

bus.group

Graphic Design

bus.group

CGI

bus.group with Caroline Vang

Film footage

Nous Film

Edit

Shuaitong Zong

Music

Shanti Celesti – Loop One

Photography

Christian Rothe

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Dimensions of debate

CGI for the web shop of a product design studio’s collection.

The young, Berlin-based venture Argument proposes a new perspective on design, understanding its collection of furniture as something discursive where objects ‘become arguments’ in themselves. bus.group augmented the website of Argument with fine 3D imagery for the collection’s launch campaign.

Creative Direction

Robert Fehse, bus.group

Art Direction

bus.group

CGI

bus.group

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Lag-free shopping

CGI and 3D animation for a digitally driven shopping experience.

Project RetailCX is a “highly configurable in-store system” that comprises storage robots, interactive screens and output compartment. bus.group were commissioned by Knapp to produce supporting 3D imagery as part of the project’s international launch.

CGI

bus.group with Mathias Zosel

Commissioned by

Pizza Pizza

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New stories at the table

Temporary website and accompanying identity for the re-opening of Berlin restaurant Ernst.

The intimate dining experience updates its online presence. bus.group are working with Ernst to further re-imagine its design formats, ahead of an October opening and beyond.

Art Direction

bus.group

Website

bus.group

Development

Nikolai Sivertsen

Typeface

Diatype (Dinamo)

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If you’re me, and I’m you, then who’s who?

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

Inside its biggest offering yet, places of origin and spaces of dwelling are brought to the fore, asking its contributors: are we home? Across a four-cover offering, rapper Yung Hurn is photographed by Juergen Teller, Rita Lino reveals her Tool for Protection, Viktor Naumovski captures the Kids at Home and bus.group dream up a world of fungi.

Founders / Editors

Rafaela Kaćunić, Nina Vukelić

Creative Director

Rafaela Kaćunić

Editor-at-Large

Miloš Trakilović

Art Direction

bus.group

Graphic Design

Felix Feldmann, Ollie George, Leonhard Laupichler, Enno Pötschke, Caroline Vang

Copy Editor

Hayley Morgan

Imaging

rgberlin

Sound

Florian Apel

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Melodic ecologies

CGI and 3D animation for the album artwork of band Jeans for Jesus.

19xx_2xxx_ is the third LP of Swiss band J4J. For the supporting imagery, bus.group transformed 3D scans of the band members into eco-mythical figureheads.

Creative Direction

Don Gianni

CGI

bus.group

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Wrap up your bruk

CGI and creative direction for a music label’s inaugural release.

"BRUK is a new platform for fresh variations on the soundsystem ethic, developed as an artist-focused endeavour and geared towards producers with range, depth and ingenuity in their sound." Beside the chopping first statement from Josh Thompson's FFT alias, bus.group produced abstracted imagery to cover the sleeve in its own sheathed visual.

Art Direction

bus.group

CGI

bus.group with Julian Braun

Logotype

Christophe Synak

Graphic Design

bus.group with Calvin Kudufia

Music

FFT – Month

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Dimensions of debate

Art direction and visual identity for a product design studio.

Argument is a young, Berlin-based venture that proposes a new perspective on design, understanding its collection of furniture as something discursive where objects ‘become arguments’ in themselves.

bus.group provided design and art direction to Argument, developing a contemporary identity for use across formats. A multimodal website was produced to house the launch collection, developed with full integration of shop functionality.

Creative Direction

Robert Fehse, bus.group

CGI & Art Direction

bus.group

Strategy & Copy

David Kamp

Website

bus.group

Development

Nikolai Sivertsen

Typeface

A 000 by Nolan Paparelli

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