Customer Story: 
Braw Talent

uSkinned provide a versatile set of tools that enable a Social Enterprise start-up to launch a professional and exciting website, impressing prospective clients and funding bodies.

Co-Founder and Director of Braw Talent, Darren Osborne, was eager to showcase their services and case studies with a professional and exciting new website. Thanks to a friend's recommendation he discovered uSkinned.

The Problem

As a group of educators empowering young people from all walks of life through Art, Music, and Film, Braw Talent knew that launching a website would be a great way to showcase its offering. Being a social enterprise meant that their budget was limited so a potential off-the-shelf system - such as Squarespace or Wix - was researched as a possible candidate to run their new website. These were both deemed unsuitable as they didn't offer the freedom for them to fully showcase their creative workshops and case studies. 

Having sample pages was a huge help in understanding the capabilities within the theme and providing a framework to work with from the beginning.

Darren Osborne, Director, Braw Talent

The Solution

When uSkinned was suggested by a friend, Darren and his team were initially unsure because it would mean that they would need to source their own hosting solution too. Although it was clear from the demo their friend offered them that uSkinned themes would offer the versatility and easy to use website that Braw Talent had hoped for, the fact that it wasn't a hosted solution did concern them. That was until they heard about Umbraco's own one-click Hosting solution, Umbraco Cloud

Combining the power and flexibility of uSkinned themes with the ease of Umbraco Cloud Hosting, Braw Talent found the freedom they were looking for that would allow them to keep their website consistent, informative, and most importantly, creative.

The building blocks that uSkinned provides are incredibly versatile, dynamic and easy to manipulate.

Lydia Everitt, Director, Braw Talent

The Outcome

Visual Arts teacher and Director for Braw Talent, Darren Osborne, concludes:

"As a start-up social enterprise, we were eager to establish an online brand that was professional and exciting from the get-go to impress prospective clients as well as funding bodies. Thanks to uSkinned we have been able to achieve this on a really modest budget.

We also wanted a website that had the capability of growing quite organically as the business develops, and with capabilities such as the members' area we know that the website will be able to serve our future plans."

Braw Talent homepage on tablet.
Braw Talent homepage on tablet.
Braw Talent on mobile.
Braw Talent on mobile.
Braw Talent on desktop.
Braw Talent on desktop.
Braw Talent are Bafta nominated.
Braw Talent are Bafta nominated.

Quick Fire Conclusion

How would you rate the content editor experience in a uSkinned theme?

 5 out of 5

What has been the biggest benefit of using a uSkinned theme?

 Saved development time
 Saved design time
 Saved money

And finally, in as few words as possible, how would you describe uSkinned?

A versatile, dynamic, user friendly solution to CMS.

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