HELLO, I’M SHAUN. A FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR, DESIGNER & PRODUCER BASED IN BERLIN SINCE 2015.
Over the past decade I have worked on a variety of projects in many different roles including art direction and conceptualisation, graphic design, video editing and motion graphics, pitch and deck creation, fashion design and styling, social media management, events organisation, live stream and music video direction.
Some of my recent clients include Nike, Adidas, the New York Times, Jägermeister, Boiler Room, Universal Music Group, RBMA and more.
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 allowed me to initiate a number of personal projects including No Shade, UNIT26 and MOVE.unltd. These self initiated projects perfectly demonstrate my passion for creativity, culture and community as well as a high level of motivation and initiative and a head brimming with ideas paired with the energy and determination to bring them to life.
The variety of different projects I have worked on has allowed me to gain experience and utilise a wide skill set whilst meeting and working alongside some amazing people.
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NIKE AIR FORCE 1 SHADOW: PRODUCT LAUNCH
PROJECT MANAGER / ART DIRECTOR / INTERIOR DESIGNER / PRODUCT DESIGNER / CONTENT PRODUCER
In September 2019 BassKöster produced the launch event for the Nike Air Force 1 Shadow in Berlin. The campaign aimed to highlight the work of different dancers who have made outstanding contributions to their national and local scenes. Our proximity to the international dance scene and involvement in the Berlin nightlife and Vogueing scene made us perfect candidates for the job.
My role in the organization of the event was art direction, interior design and supervising the content creation for social media and the Nike app relating to the event as well as co-producting and organising all other aspects of the event from guest list to catering and drinks menu design.
I was also responsible for the design of a series of limited edition presentation bags to hold shoe boxes gifted to a number of influencers, personalities and athletes involved in the German Nike community.
Following this event we have also worked with Nike on further content creation at in store events which were part of the AF1 Shadow German launch campaign.
INTERIOR DESIGN DEVELOPMENT MOCK UPS
PLINTH & FURNITURE FABRICATION
ADIDAS FUTURE STUDIO FASHION DEPARTMENT
PROJECT MANAGEMER / DESIGNER / MENTOR
In July 2019 I managed the “Fashion Department” at the Adidas Future Studio, Berlin. The project invited 3 fashion influencers to create their vision of the future by recycling the past; creating new products and garments from vintage Adidas garments.
Throughout the week long course students were mentored by myself and other sewing / fashion technicians from our Unit 26 collective.
As well as creating the patterns and designing some of the garments for the participants, I created a series of T Shirts with the participants to further tell the story and highlight the soul of the project.
NIKE AIR MAX 720
NIKE AIR MAX 720 CAMPAIGN, GERMANY.
In January 2019 I worked on the German Nike Air 720 campaign. I worked closely with the Nike Art director to help create a series of looks that reflected the image of the campaign visuals. On set I was responsible for dressing and styling the talent.
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / EDITOR / ART DIRECTOR / SFX & POST PRODUCTION DESIGNER
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, pre and post production Designer to name a few.
Throughout these projects I have demonstrated a high level of a number of skills: Creativity, project management, time management, excellent presentation and organisational skills. I have received compliments from record label and brand A&R people commenting that the treatments I have presented are among some of the most impressive they have seen on the job.
For many of these projects I have also created parallel social media campaigns, album artwork and promotional merchandise.
NEW YORK TIMES ART LEADERS NETWORK
GRAPHIC & MOTION DESIGNER /
LIVE STREAM PRODUCER / VIDEO EDITOR
In 2018 I co-ordinated the filming and live stream broadcast of the New York Times Art Leaders Network summit in Berlin.
I also created all the visual material and motion design and edited the video for the NYT website.
You can view the videos we streamed and edited here .
NO SHADE POSTER & MERCH DESIGNS
DESIGN BY DANI COYLE & TABITHA SWANSON, ART DIRECTION BY SHAUN BASS
DIY FASHION LAB
UNIT 26: DIY FASHION LAB & GALLERY
FOUNDER / ART DIRECTOR / CURATOR / TUTOR
In January 2019 I co - founded UNIT 26 a fashion focused creative studio space, shop & gallery 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 projects with high profile clients such as Nike and Adidas.
I designed and created all visual material and communications as well as managed our social media platforms, organised and managed events and was responsible for networking and creating bridges to the brands and artists we worked with.
UNIT26 LOGO & IDENTITY
BY SHAUN BASS & MARCIS LAPINS
LONG CLOTHING x PUSSYKREW ART DIRECTION BY SHAUN BASS
LONG CLOTHING MIXTAPE SERIES CURATED BY SHAUN BASS
NEW FUTURE LONDON BRAND DESIGN & ART DIRECTION BY SHAUN BASS
IDENTITY, DESIGN & ART DIRECTION BY SHAUN BASS
IDENTITY DESIGN & ART DIRECTION BY SHAUN BASS