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When I started to work at LiveChat, teamwork became a part of my life for good. Although my writing job forces me to work alone most of the time and I always look for a quiet place in the office, I can still appreciate good teamwork.
I believe people can only achieve big things by having a great team to work with. I guess my opinion is shared by all the companies I’d like to present to you today. Otherwise they wouldn’t show off all of their employees, especially when in some cases there are 100 of them.
Once I saw these creative team pages, I knew I have to let you know about them. So here they are. The most creative and fun to watch "meet the team pages" I found online.
RJMetrics team page - simple but effective
RJMetrics builds data infrastructure and analytics software to help businesses make smarter decisions with their data. Their team page is simple but effective.
They are also funny, try moving your cursor over a picture. I did - can you see who stands out?
Once you click on them, you can read more of their responsibilities and what they like to do in their free time.
Kickstarter – I like the look of it
I like the look of Kickstarter’s team page. Especially when you scroll it down through all the employees – it just looks cool!
What’s nice is that you can group employees by their interests. For example we have: Artists, Bicyclists, Gamers, Hackers, Poets and Writers. The one category that stole my heart is Dogs: There are 12 dogs with names, pictures and the description like: "Basil commutes to work with Miguel.”
Lateral - what a compatibility
Team members have different opinions sometimes, but there’s one thing they always agree on – the direction of their company’s growth. Well maybe that’s too big of a metaphor. Anyway, Lateral doesn’t look like they have a problem with it, I mean looking at the same direction. They seem super agreed.
I put my cursor on “A Passionate Team” caption, check out their faces.
If you want to see their full potential, go to their website and play a little with the cursor. Then, try some keys on your keyboard “a”, “s”, “d”, “f” and so on.
Also, I like how one person stands out from the crowd when you hover the cursor over them. What I miss though is some sort of information about employees.
Etch - glorify each teammember
I like the description and the design of this team page. The team at Etch is small so I believe that’s what allowed them to glorify each team member. First you have a short description: 3 developers, 2 designers, and 1 person counting the pennies.
When you click on a person, you go to a nicely designed website with personal photographs, private pictures and favourite quotes. That’s how we know that Anna likes Gerberas. I don’t know about you but I already think that I know her a little more.
Cloud Horizon - who you wanted to be as a child?
This is one nostalgic team page. First, we have a short history of a company and right beneath we have something that seems normal at first: grey pictures of employees and their positions. But when you hover the cursor over a picture, you can see the pictures reveal the past – and suddenly everything is clear.
We see a person's image as a child and who they wanted to be as grown ups! For example we have a Creative Director who wanted to be a Ghostbuster. Or a Chief Technology Officer who wanted to be a cowboy. Ihaa!
Etsy – show yourself
It takes a lot of people to build such a resilient platform like Etsy. But the company didn’t think that they have too many employees to not show their faces on a team page. That’s usually what corporations do. They make you feel anonymous. But being on a team page is good for employee motivation and for the brand itself.
LiveChat – share the passion
I can’t help myself and I need to mention our team page here as well. In my opinion it's one of the most creative team pages out there. Yes I could be lacking objectivity. But check it out for yourself.
On our team page we show the people behind LiveChat and their passions. There’s a lot of scrolling down, since we are constantly building our team, but everyone has their place, which is nice.
You may also wonder why our CEO is at the bottom of the page and support is on the top. Well, support is the face of our company. Our support heroes are the people who contact customers on a daily basis and since customers are most important in our business, the choice is just right, isn’t it? What do you think?
Zapier – who we really are
Zapier has a nice way of showing who their employees really are after hours or what they like to do. Once we hover the cursor over a picture we can see their favourite face expressions or their hobbies like magic tricks and sports.
What I like about this creative team page is that it shows something more than just a static, usual picture of an employee. It’s an animation where can see the people moving. So it’s a quick insight into their lives.
For example we can see Regan Starr playing a guitar like an actual rock star, or Jess Byrne riding a skateboard while watching something on his laptop – what a multitasking. Impressive!
ABZ Creative Partners – what quote describes you?
It’s one of the nicest team pages to read. Each employee has their own photo with added drawings on it. Besides that, they have a short description of what they do in a fun and creative way.
Each description starts with the quote that I suppose a person uses a lot and which describes them well: “There’s a typo in this brochure, I can feel it” – Accountant or “So I was thinking about our SEO in the shower this morning…” – Digital Strategist.
Team page vs teamwork
Sometimes people put a lot of money, work and time into creating great meet the team page. But does it mean they will automatically have great teamwork? Not really. Great teamwork is hard to achieve and requires a lot of compromises. But whoever managed to achieve it knows it was worth the effort. And the team page? It’s just a great addition.
If you know any other team pages worth mentioning, spread the word in the comment section. Let’s inspire each other.
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