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Scaling a service-based company requires intentionality at every level. If you’re a director or C-suite leader at a large organization, you’re likely being pressed to find solutions when your people, processes, and/or technology are failing. Here are 5 considerations from years of working with firms that overcame growing pains to scale successfully.

Client Resources
How Do You Scale Service-Based Companies?
George Brooks
Jan 22, 2024

Crema has proudly partnered with ArtsKC to help their team navigate the roadmap to launching The Drop. Together the teams are working to translate known program requirements into a seamless ecosystem that meets both the arts and culture community and participating organization expectations.

News
Crema Partners with ArtsKC to Support the Launch of Its Latest Pilot Program
Julie Branson
Jan 11, 2024

In this article, we talk about a tool we use to help product leaders think more deeply about the problems they face every day. We call it the Better Bets Canvas, based on insights found in Annie Duke's book Thinking and Bets (which you should absolutely go read).

Consulting
The Better Bets Canvas for Product Leaders
Tyler Hilker
Oct 24, 2023

Crema – a design & technology consultancy based in KC – is Big Blue Swim School's chosen technology partner to conduct a comprehensive audit of their digital experiences with the aim of enhancing their ability to cater to their target demographics and drive increased conversion rates during a period of substantial growth.

News
Crema Kicks Off UX Audit With Big Blue Swim School
Julie Branson
Sep 18, 2023

Crema has been recognized once more by Fortune Magazine as a recipient of the prestigious Best Small Workplaces award for 2023. The team was made eligible for the award by being included on the Inc. Best Workplaces list. Thousands of companies are considered, yet only 100 are honored on the final listing. The last time Crema was included was in 2021.

News
Crema Receives Fortune’s Best Small Workplaces Award for 2nd Time
Julie Branson
Aug 16, 2023

After many months of conversation, research, and closely tracking macro business trends, Crema is focusing on moving further up the value stream to positively influence the direction of tech initiatives for broadened impact.

News
Crema Treads a New Path: Why We're Pivoting to a Design Consultancy
Julie Branson
Jul 26, 2023

Crema has been chosen by the KC Chamber of Commerce as one of 2023's Top 10 Small Businesses. The KC Chamber Small Business Celebration is recognized as one of the largest small business celebrations in the nation. Companies that have shown growth or sustainability of their business with strong employee relations, a commitment to DEI initiatives, and a record of giving back to the community are considered for the Small Business of the Year award.

Crema is a KC Chamber Top 10 Small Business
Julie Branson
Jun 22, 2023

Client work doesn’t always give our product designers the opportunity to explore the latest styles and innovative technologies in the wider digital world. So we decided to give ourselves a creative challenge: What could we come up with given a single day to design an imaginary app for a future-thinking use case?

Product Design
Making Imaginary Product Experiences with a Focus on the Future
Christine Pivovar
May 15, 2023

Kansas City-based design & technology consultancy Crema lands a spot on the Inc. Magazine Best Workplaces list once again. This highly competitive award honors the best of the best workplaces offering truly remarkable cultures and employee benefits.

News
Crema is an Inc. Magazine Best Workplace for 2023
Julie Branson
May 9, 2023

Let's dive into how you can brighten UX by generating a slew of color theme variations (a la Slack) to visitors, giving them the ability to instantly switch between them.

Software Development
Make a Custom Color Theme Switcher with Chakra UI and Semantic Tokens
Ross Brown
Mar 29, 2023

This article takes a deep dive into the role of a test engineer, and why their contribution is so essential to the product team.

Test Engineering
Why You Need a Test Engineer on Your Product Team
Mar 22, 2023

In January of 2023, Crema was honored to be featured in an article on DesignRush's "The Best Software Companies Logo Designs" on the Best Designs Trends page.

News
Crema's Logo Featured on DesignRush: "The Best Software Companies Logo Design"
Julie Branson
Feb 6, 2023
Tyler Hilker
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The Better Bets Canvas for Product Leaders

In this article, we talk about a tool we use to help product leaders think more deeply about the problems they face every day. We call it the Better Bets Canvas, based on insights found in Annie Duke's book Thinking and Bets (which you should absolutely go read).

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