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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.

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.

Crema's Logo Featured on DesignRush: "The Best Software Companies Logo Design"
Julie Branson
Feb 6, 2023

In December 2022, Kansas City digital product agency Crema was listed as one of the top 1000 B2B service providers globally on Clutch. This exclusive award honors organizations across a variety of industries that represent only the top 1% of companies listed on the reviews platform.

Crema Ranked Among Clutch’s Top 1000 Global Companies 2 Years Running
Julie Branson
Dec 7, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic changed a lot about the way we manage day-to-day office operations. Agencies are navigating new norms related to a return to physical office spaces, hybrid work, and increasingly fully remote teams. When a large portion of your team works remotely, how do you recreate the best parts of traditional office culture online?

Company Culture
The #1 Most Important Role Missing From Your Remote-First Digital Product Agency (2023)
Dec 6, 2022

If you’ve found the agency that’s the right fit and signed all the appropriate paperwork, it’s time to get started! There are some things you can expect right after the papers are signed, as well as during the life of the engagement.

Client Resources
What to Expect Getting Started With Your Software Agency
Julie Branson
Nov 22, 2022

At this point, you’ve identified an agency that checks all of the boxes and you want to move forward. The next step is paperwork and logistics, which can be intimidating for a lot of people. We’re going to explain a few different project types and the pros/cons associated with each.

Client Resources
Project Types & Legal Considerations Once You've Picked a Software Agency
Julie Branson
Nov 17, 2022

Once you’ve identified digital product agencies for your short list, you should compile a list of questions that will help determine whether they have the expertise to match the promise. Arming yourself with questions like the ones below will help ensure that you get the most out of those initial conversations with sales.

Client Resources
What Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Digital Product Agency
Julie Branson
Nov 16, 2022

If you’ve chosen to hire a digital product agency, the next step is finding the right one. You can always use Google to browse websites, but there are a few other ways to determine agency credibility.

Client Resources
How to Find a Good Software Agency (Where To Look)
Julie Branson
Oct 25, 2022

As a product leader, you're likely exploring the best possible avenues to make technology effective for you, your team, and your end user. Whether you’re wanting to improve communication, scale, or automate existing workflows, software continues to be a great catalyst for business improvements and digital transformation. In this article, we outline the multiple ways you can approach getting your digital product build depending on your individual needs.

Client Resources
Understand All of Your Options For Building Custom Software
Julie Branson
Aug 31, 2022

At Crema, we build custom digital products for our clients. They could use off-the-shelf software but choose to create something to fit their specific needs. Every now and then, we get the chance to create tools for ourselves. Here are two examples of lightweight internal applications that were built to meet specific needs at Crema.

Company Culture
2 Tools We Built for Ourselves: Why You Should Create Internal Products
Aug 29, 2022
Tyler Hilker
min read

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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