HELLO, I’M CARMEL KÖSTER.
I'M AN ARTIST & CREATIVE BASED IN BERLIN.
For the past decade I have worked in the field of dance, nightlife, film and theatre. My recent commercial clients include Nike, Adidas, The New York Times, Jägermeister, Boiler Room, Universal Music Group, RBMA & Topshop.
Having worked on a wide variety of roles for such a diverse range of clients demonstrates my ability to tailor concepts, visuals and content to my clients specific needs.
The freedom I gained in Berlin has also allowed me to start up passion projects such as the No Shade DJ collective, Unit26 & MOVE.unltd . The variety of different projects I have worked on has allowed me to gain great experience and utilise a wide skill set whilst meeting and working with some really great people.
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CO-FOUNDER • MENTOR • DJ • MANAGER
In 2016 I co-founded No Shade, an initiative with the aim to provide training and mentoring for aspiring female, non binary & transgender DJ' s in Berlin.
I worked as part of a small team setting up all aspects of the program from coming up with the visual identity to developing the application process and selecting the mentees, securing funding for the project.
Since 2016 No Shade has grown into a large collective of DJs and Artists and has been involved in many exciting projects for high profile brands, festivals and events.
We are currently artist in residency at Factory Berlin.
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 SHADOW: PRODUCT LAUNCH
• PRODUCER • EVENT ORGANIZER • CONTENT CREATION
In September 2019 BassKöster produced the seeding event for the Nike Air Force 1 Shadow in Berlin.
My roles included: project management, talent booking, menu and drinks coordination, setting up and taking down of the setup & supervising the content creation for social media and the Nike app relating to the event.
NIKE AIR MAX 720 CAMPAIGN, GERMANY.
NIKE AIR MAX 720 CAMPAIGN, GERMANY.
In January 2019 I worked on the German Nike Air 720 campaign.
My roles included creating a series of looks that reflected the image of the campaign visuals.
On set I was responsible for dressing and styling the talent.
DIRECTOR • POST PRODUCTION • STYLING
Since 2017 I have directed a number of music videos and worked on several high profile projects with other directors.
On many of the DIY projects I have worked in numerous parallel roles, such as Producer, Director, Stylist & Editor.
Throughout these projects I have demonstrated a high level of a number of skills: Creativity, project management, time management, dealing with stressful situations in a swift and professional manner, artist relations, excellent presentation and organisational skills.
CO-FOUNDER • CURATOR • PROJECT MANAGER • EVENT CORDINATOR
In September 2019 I co-founded MOVE.UNLTD alongside Andra Wöllert, Shaun Bass, Rachel Walker, Sara Fumaça & André Castro.
MOVE.UNLTD goes by the ethos of "Dance as Act of Resistance" and is an initiative focused on highlighting dance performance and culture in Berlin nightlife. As well as a series of events, parties and performances we have also hosted numerous, free and open-to-all classes, workshops and talks in the city.
NEW YORK TIMES ART LEADERS NETWORK
GRAPHIC DESIGN • MOTION DESIGN • LIVE STREAM CO-ORDINATION
In 2018 I co-produced and managed the live stream broadcast of the NYT Art Leaders Network summit in Berlin.
You can check out the videos we streamed and edited here .
DIY FASHION LAB & GALLERY
UNIT 26: DIY FASHION LAB & GALLERY
CO - FOUNDER • CURATOR
In January 2019 I co - founded UNIT 26 a fashion focused creative studio space in Berlin.
At the space we hosted regular sewing and fashion design lessons and workshop, art exhibitions and pop up shops.
Sadly we chose to close our doors at the beginning of this year due to Covid-19 restrictions but throughout the previous year we were able to host numerous events and work on exciting projects both independent and with high profile clients such as Nike and Adidas.
I was responsible for finding interesting creatives to collaborate with on our projects as well as produce promotional material - all the photo & video content we put out.
DANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY
CHOREOGRAPHY. ART DIRECTION
FOREST SWORDS "SHRINE" X BOILER ROOM.
TOPSHOP X B&&B 2018.
DIRECTING. CHOREOGRAPHY. CASTING