14islands portfolio

A beautiful company portfolio website using organic shapes and hover effects to immerse you in their work.

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14islands’ site leads with an auto-playing video, which opens a sleek showreel video when you click it – allowing them to quickly show off a large range of their work and get you hooked to explore further.

Showreel video

The rest of the home page is dedicated to listing their projects, arranged in a grid layout. The hover effect is really cool, with an organic ‘blob’ following your cursor and changing to an accent color that pairs with each project.

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Work grid layout Work grid layout
Work grid layout

Each case study starts with a clear, concise summary of the project and what they did, set on an accent color to clearly separate each one.

Case study intro
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The case studies are detailed: with plenty of text to explain what they achieved, and plenty more stunning visuals of the work itself, presented in a variety of layouts that work really well.

Case study content

Here’s a really nice subtle detail – this little statement at the top of the page acts as the menu, with the underlines changing as you navigate.

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Menu Menu

The organic blob shapes carry throughout the site and all of its micro-interactions, creating a consistent vibe wherever you go. It’s used really nicely on the team section to reveal a little bio for each person.

Team section

And here’s another one for the badass footers collection – as you reach the bottom of the page, the cursor changes to a pencil allowing you to scribble underneath the content.


The footer also reveals another hidden gem: the Lab page, a place to keep all their experiments and passion projects. Nice!

Lab page
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