Bus Group

bus.group creates brand-sensitive, culture-aware images and films that challenge existing aesthetics, spark conversations, and elevate communication. Founded in 2017 by directors Manuel Birnbacher and Daniel Schnitterbaum, bus.group is a studio for visionary minds. We direct, design, and animate, transforming brand and product narratives into contemporary visual experiences. Our design-driven, exploratory CGI work breaks away from conventional aesthetics, offering fresh perspectives and innovative solutions.


Ritterstraße 2
10969 Berlin




Manuel Birnbacher, Daniel Schnitterbaum, Crystal Campbell, Tine Edle von Istler, Felix Feldmann, Jack Lemonidis, Alex Marek, Anaís Prieto León, Fabi Lou Sax, Max Stühlen, Sasha Serdyukova, Peter Schings

Selected Clients

Art Basel, Away, Babor, Balenciaga, Cartier, Dell, Ferragamo, Instagram, Maison Margiela, Maybach, Mercedes Benz, MCM, Nike, Porsche, Rimowa, Renault, Sotheby's, Visa, Woolmark

Work with us

We are looking to expand our team via project-based freelance roles and dedicated full-time positions. Please send your application (portfolio, cover letter and resume) to jobs@bus.group with the respective role included as subject header. Please note, we can’t reply to every application. Thanks for your understanding. Current opportunities can be found below. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

  • Senior CG Artist/Art Director

    We have an opening for a full-time senior role. Long-term experience in Cinema 4D, Houdini and Redshift is required. Skills in related tools such as Marvelous, Unreal, Stable Diffusion etc. are a plus.



Watch me Wonder

Direction, Art Direction, and CGI Production for Cartier's Watches and Wonders ’23 video featuring CGI worlds for over 20 new models inside 8 product families.

We worked with Cartier to create a showcase film presenting their line-up for Watches and Wonders, Geneva 2023. We designed eight animated sculptures and digital landscapes which serve as borderless environments to explore the physics and atmosphere of each watch family. As the camera dynamically moves through each world, the audience encounters the carefully crafted details of each model interacting with our sculptures. This creates a journey through time and space, producing a CGI experience which defies reality as we know it.


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.


Otherworld Luxury

CGI and 3D animation for the interior of the Maybach Atelier in Shanghai.

For the new showroom of Mercedes Benz most exclusive sub-brand, Maybach, bus.group was approached by Antoni to create the digital key elements, which are used to extend the iconic architecture of the space. Virtual dreamscapes and lush sounds are unfolding on several custom screens inside the atelier, inviting a deep dive into the sophisticated luxury and materiality of their newest collection.


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.


Ultra mirrors

CGI and 3D animation for the MCM ULTRA campaign.

Collaborating with Haw-lin Services, bus.group has produced a short teaser animation that reveals the Ultra Fragrance from their new collection. A mirrored maze-like stage speaks to the many facettes of the scent and connects the broader ultra campaign. The bag-shaped bottle is revealed centre stage for quick-time viewing within the dynamic animation.


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.


Mirage à trois

CGI and 3D animation for a product exhibition by Cartier.

Selecting a trio of pieces from their collection, the luxury label have crafted ‘Wildlife’, ‘Mineral’ and ‘Cultural’ worlds to highlight the particularities, suppleness and savoir-faire of Cartier. bus.group were asked to envelop the three ‘hub’ spaces with accompanying 3D animations that would highlight the technicity of selected pieces as emotional extensions to their product environments.


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.