Bus Group

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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 114 CARTIEROpen project 118 HUMANATUREOpen project 106 FERRAGAMOOpen project 112 SIEMATICOpen project 102 DINAMOOpen project 96 MUSIKFESTOpen project 94 NACHTIVILLEOpen project 107 MARCO POLOOpen project 84 J4JOpen project 93 KNAPPOpen project 104 BABOR PRECIOUSOpen project 77 BALENCIAGA CHAINOpen project 71 BABOROpen project 69 MOLD MAGOpen project 69 MOLDOpen project 68 SPORTMAX #E2BBA9Open project 58 ARGUMENT CGIOpen project 55 RIMOWA CURRYOpen project 50 ROBOTOpen project 42 BALENCIAGA CASINOOpen project 34 SONAROpen project 25 NOMOSOpen project 21 FUSIONOpen project 16 EDISON CHENOpen project 07 BALENCIAGA TRIPLE SOpen project 01 PRONADENI OBJEKTIOpen project 01 BADLAND NARCISSEOpen project 84 J4J PROOpen project 63 BRUK002Open project 63 BRUK
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Timeless precision

CGI and 3D animation for a global campaign by luxury goods brand Cartier.

The Culture of Design film showcases the seven-strong collection of watches and jewellery within dynamic movement and fine lighting. bus.group worked with Haw-lin Services to produce the film and elevate each piece’s allure and precision.

Creative Direction

Publicis Luxe

Art Direction

Haw-lin Services

CGI

bus.group with Christina Wörner, Hannes Weikert, Linh Mai, Constantine Sazanov, Matthias Zosel, Philipp Brömme

Post-production & editing

bus.group with Lukas Hertlein

Production

Services United

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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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Two becomes one

CGI and 3D animation for the rebranding of Siematic.

The lifestyle and kitchen company introduces a new signet in their move toward a new audience of cooking. bus.group have developed a series of 3D films to introduce the logomark, visualised within fluid and metallic environments.

Agency

Kemmler Kemmler

Concept & Art Direction

bus.group

CGI

bus.group with Linh Mai, Hannes Weikert

Sound

Florian Apel

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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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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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I’ve found my solemate

CGI and 3D animation for a sneaker campaign by Marco Polo.

For the FW20 collection, bus.group produced a kinetic 3D animation that reveals the two-shoe pairing within an abstracted environment.

Art Direction

bus.group

CGI

bus.group with Hannes Weikert, Caroline Vang

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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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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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My little precious

CGI and 3D animation for a product launch by skincare company BABOR.

The Precious Collection is a seven day program that combines high performing, active ingredients into an ampoule-sized delivsery. The campaign film produced by bus.group amplifies the collection’s fluid properties and product offering.

Creative Direction

bus.group

CGI

bus.group with Mark Dearman, Marco Bergstein

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Chained up for spring

3D animation featuring elements developed for the ready-to-wear Spring 2020 collection of Balenciaga.

The work was debuted during Paris Fashion Week to an audience dispersed within a swirling blue production. Chain imagery was produced for use within a ready-to-wear silhouette and brought to life inside a swirling animation.

CGI

bus.group

Sound

Florian Apel

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A routine roll call

CGI and 3D animation for a series of product campaigns by skincare company BABOR.

For their Sea Creation and Reversive and Valentine’s Day campaigns, bus.group produced a set of product sceneries that suspended the skincare collection in motion.

CGI

bus.group

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How does the future smell?

Animated outtakes for an editorial feature entitled The Doors of (Multi-Sensory) Perception.

MOLD is a magazine about the future of food and investigates the potential of ‘designing food’ across interviews, editorials and critical essays. For the fourth issue, Designing for the Senses, bus.group were commissioned to envision a new model for perception, worn amongst a text by Maria Jimena Ricatti.

CGI

bus.group

Sound

Florian Apel

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How does the future smell?

3D outtakes for an editorial feature entitled The Doors of (Multi-Sensory) Perception.

MOLD is a magazine about the future of food and investigates the potential of ‘designing food’ across interviews, editorials and critical essays. For the fourth issue, Designing for the Senses, bus.group were commissioned to envision a new model for perception, worn amongst a text by Maria Jimena Ricatti.

CGI

bus.group

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You need your eyes tested

CGI and 3D animation for an eyewear brand’s campaign film.

bus.group provided the modelling and animation for the Sportmax FW19 eyewear campaign. The film emphasises the strong and experimental shapes of the collection, with a nod to its active geometry.

Directed by

Haw-lin Services

Art Direction

Circvs and Haw-lin Services

CGI

bus.group

Music

LOOK

Production

Sina Linke

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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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Did you hear the story of the golden wurst?

CGI and 3D animation for a Rimowa sticker pack.

The collection brought together iconic Berlin imagery, allowing travellers and seasoned Berliners the chance to board with a piece of the German capital. bus.group modelled a golden currywurst for the pack, in a collaboration with Studio Marek Polewski.

CGI

bus.group

Commissioned by

Studio Marek Polewski

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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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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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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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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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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Scans of the Zodiac

3D imagery for a musical project by actor and musician Edison Chen.

The Monkey King unites two figures — a series of 3D scans of Chen, with another of Ai Weiwei’s artwork The Monkey — into an emotive, golden figurehead.

Creative Direction

Marek Polewski, Studio Ai Weiwei

Art Direction

Marek Polewski, bus.group

CGI

bus.group

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If you didn’t see the render, did you even wear the shoe?

CGI and 3D animation for a global campaign launch of the Balenciaga Triple S.

bus.group produced a teaser film for Balenciaga and provided full concept, modelling and animation. Though, even before our machine had finished rendering, the Triple S had already incited industry riot.

Creative Direction

bus.group, Martina Tiefenthaler

CGI

bus.group with Ronny Schmidt

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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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Seeing double in the filter bubble

CGI and 3D animation for an editorial collaboration with filter artist Johanna Jaskowska.

In a pursuit for 'more than a filter', Johanna Jaskowska comes face-to-face with her replica Johwska. Together with Jaskowska, bus.group augmented the photography of Alex de Brabant within a surreal cult of self. Narcisse was featured in the third issue of This is Badland, Larger Than Life.

CGI

bus.group

Face filter

Johanna Jaskowska

Photography

Alex de Brabant

Styling

Nicole Walker

Hair & Make-up

Susanna Jones

Photography Assistant

Ronald Rose

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You smell like you sound

CGI and 3D animation for an album artwork.

In 2017, Swiss band J4J released their second musical offering – an eclectic album entitled P R O. For its supporting artwork, BUS developed 3D imagery of the LP’s ‘scent’, rendered out as a sleek flacon and filled with sonic smell.

CGI

bus.group

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Wrap up, break down

CGI and 3D animation for the second release of BRUK.

BRUK is a musical 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.

The second release sees producer Siete Catorce unravel his sonic influences of Latin America and futural techno abstraction. The Temperatura EP is fractured, rhythmic and in constant shift.

CGI & 3D animation

bus.group

Graphic Design

bus.group

Music

Siete Catorce - Todo

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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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