Bus Group

bus.group is a creative service for benign stimulation. We develop contemporary visual content in close partnership with clients across the corporate and cultural stage. Consider us the stunt doubles of image making, render whisperers of CGI and trip sitters of creative direction. 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), Crystal Campbell, Tine Edle von Istler, Felix Feldmann, Hermione Flynn, Jack Lemonidis, Anaís Prieto León, Fabi Lou Sax, Peter Schings

Selected Clients

Art Basel, Away, Babor, Balenciaga, Cartier, Dell, Ferragamo, Instagram, Maison Margiela, Mercedes Maybach, 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

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

Credits

Code

Nikolai Sivertsen

Copy

Ollie George

Typeface

Diatype (Dinamo)

Copyright

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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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New stories at the table

Website design and accompanying identity for the Berlin restaurant Ernst and bistro Julius.

The intimate dining experience updates its online presence. bus.group have worked with Ernst and its 'little brother' Julius to further re-imagine its design formats.

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No ghosts were harmed in the making

Visual identity, website and supporting design materials for a new hotel experience.

From the team behind restaurant Grill Royal, Chateau Royal will open its doors next summer, taking up a plot of land in Mitte to host guests along the iconic Mittelstraße. bus.group have developed a contemporary design language, grounded in the old luxury and quirky cosmopole of Berlin hospitality. The Chateau Royal logotype, a custom lettering based on the Romie typeface by Margot Lévêque, is made complete by the help of a ghostly sidekick.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spatial cues for facial hues

Visual identity and supporting design materials for hair and make-up artist Philipp Verheyen.

bus.group developed a bold, face-less identity for Germany’s most sought-after hair and makeup artist. The design’s red-white colour scheme is supported by kinetic logotype, put to work within a dynamic website.

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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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Making a house a home(page)

Website design and identity for Places We Live, an architectural publishing project initiated within the context of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

The dynamic, cascading website collates work by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism across spatial, printed and moving formats. bus.group worked with its editor Verena von Beckerath to systemise the content using visual cues of map and editorial modalities. The project is described as one that presents the "parallelism and mutual effect of teaching, learning and research in architecture."