Bus Group

bus.group is a creative service for metaphysical sightseeing. 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, Hermione Flynn, Artur Krutov, Jack Lemonidis, Sasha Serdyukova

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:

  • 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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Weightless function

CGI & 3D animation for the XPS 13 Plus product film by Dell.

Exposing its reduction in form and enhancement of function, bus.group have produced a product film that draws a horizon across Dell’s reformed XPS 13 Plus. In search of a harmonising visual that illuminates the boundaries between light and dark, noise and calm, function and intention, the film renders an explorative movement from one state towards another.

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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.

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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.

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Made with ambiguity

Visual identity, website design and ongoing art direction for product designer Christian Metzner.

The Berlin-based label produces objects with a playful detail and an unconventional choice of materials. Founded in 2006, Metzner’s work is characterised by a ‘timeless, clear design’ and the ambiguity of his hometown Brandenburg.

bus.group has worked closely with Christian Metzner to hone the art direction of his practice within a reserved identity and supporting website.

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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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From A to V

CGI and 3D animation for the Mono V utensil series.

Founded over 125 years ago, the heritage German cutlery company expands its lettering of cuts to a new series of utensils. Mono V introduces a technology of precision to expand its production method. bus.group have developed a set of stills and animations that introduce their form.

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Interstitial wear

CGI and 3D animation for the global launch of the Zig CR shoe by Maison Margiela and Reebok. First launched during the Artisanal SS19 show, the ongoing collaboration between Maison Margiela and Reebok is reinforced once again by a new silhouette in SS22 – the Zig CR. As part of its global launch, bus.group were asked to bring the new model to life, revealing its form with fly-through intimacy and the trio of colour-ways that are now available to purchase worldwide.

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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.

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Heated sightseeing

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

Web Eyewear introduces its latest optic offering for this year’s summer collection. bus.group developed a softly rugged world to frame the sunglasses inside a free-flying 3D animation.

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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.

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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.

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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.