Bus Group

bus.group is a creative service for rendered empathy. 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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Baggage Surfer

bus.group created a variety of playful visuals for the German suitcase manufacturer Rimowa.

The iconic brand presents their Essential Suitcases in a special series of social media videos.

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Baggage Surfer

bus.group created a variety of playful visuals for the German suitcase manufacturer Rimowa.

The iconic brand presents their Essential Suitcases in a special series of social media videos.

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ICONICALLY EMO

bus.group has created a painfully sharp animation announcing Anne Imhof’s 2023 solo exhibition at Sprüth Magers titled EMO. We’ve deconstructed Zak Group’s typeface into metal shards and tossed them around before we let them galvanize into 100% emotionally stable words again.

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Lid it, bid it, try it, buy it

CGI and 3D animation for the launch of JOOPITER, a new auction house for today's collectors.

For the launch of JOOPITER and the invitation for Pharrell Williams’ "Son of a Pharaoh" auction in SoHo (NYC), bus.group created a set of digital card tricks with a smokey sleight of hand.

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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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Just in ‘case

CGI and 3D animation for the first chapter of the Rimowa Design Prize, designed by zak.group.

The Rimowa Design Prize – launching its first chapter from October 2022 to April 2023 – is a collaboration with 15 top design universities. Each will be offering its students the opportunity to showcase work around their interpretation of Rimowa’s grand theme of ‘mobility’. For this special occasion, we sculpted and animated a 3D interpretation of the prize’s fine-lined logo by zak.group.

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Scoring High

3D and 2D animation for the launch event of Juventus x Liberal Youth Ministry limited edition collection at Dover Street Market LA and NY

Celebrating the community of LA and its on-site presence, the iconic soccer club Juventus collaborated with the Mexican fashion brand Liberal Youth Ministry on an exclusive capsule collection made out of re-interpreted Juventus jerseys. The collection was launched and sold exclusively at Dover Street Market LA. bus.group produced animated assets in line with the concept developed and implemented by BAM.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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Socioglyphic content

CGI and 3D animation for Instagram’s new 3D-driven identity directed to their creators.

The dedicated project provides users an active network of conferences, tutorials, interviews and content for those looking to publish on the platform.

bus.group transformed the Instagram glyph into a fluid, iridescent emblem for the sub-brand’s launch.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Socioglyphic content

CGI and 3D animation for Instagram’s new 3D-driven identity directed to their creators.

The dedicated project provides users an active network of conferences, tutorials, interviews and content for those looking to publish on the platform.

bus.group transformed the Instagram glyph into a fluid, iridescent emblem for the sub-brand’s launch.

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You've got new mail!

3D animation featuring elements developed for a ready-to-wear collection of Balenciaga.