ELTjam is an educational product development agency based in the UK. We’ve been working with education organisations and product teams since 2013, focussed mainly on English Language Teaching. We love helping our clients to create products that are both effective and a joy to use. We specialise in implementing new ways of working designed to get those products to market rapidly.
Co-founder & Director
Tim has been working in ELT since 2004. After teaching in China, he worked at Cambridge University Press in their primary and digital teams from 2008 until 2012. He then worked for SELT, a Turkish publisher, to help them develop a digital product for learners entering English-medium universities. Today, he works on a variety of ELTjam’s projects, from LXD workshops to training to product development to conference talks. Outside of work, he makes music and dances with his young daughters in the kitchen.
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Co-founder & Director
Laurie has worked in ELT since 1996 and in ELT digital publishing for over 15 years, with previous experience as a web developer and technology startup entrepreneur. From 2003–2013, he played a leading role in the digital publishing efforts of Cambridge University Press’s ELT business, managing digital operations and digital publishing. Since co-founding ELTjam 2013, Laurie has specialised digital product development and setting up and running large-scale digital publishing projects for our clients. Outside work, he spends his time playing and recording music and cooking.
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Director & Head of Product
Jo has worked in ELT since 2006, as a teacher in Turkey and Malta, as eLearning Academic Lead for EC English and as Product Manager for English at busuu. Jo is a regular conference speaker and is the former Technology Coordinator for MaWSIG. Since joining ELTjam in 2014, Jo has focussed on product management, managing technical product builds and on developing our partnerships with technology companies and software developers.
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Co-founder & Non-executive Director
Nick’s education career began in Spain in 2001. Since then he has worked extensively in educational publishing, materials writing, training and digital product development. He has held senior roles at Cambridge University Press and English360 and founded the world’s first English Language Teaching (ELT) author representation agency. He also co-founded and ran the ELT industry’s first special interest group for materials writing (MaWSIG) before co-founding ELTjam with Laurie and Tim in 2013. He is deeply interested in the ways in which technology is impacting education and has written extensively on the topic for the ELTjam blog. Outside of work he can mostly be found drinking natural wine and cooking.
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Learner Experience Designer
Berta started out her career as a Primary School teacher, continued her journey studying Social & Cultural Anthropology and, most recently, immersing herself in User Experience Design. She’s been part of ELTjam since 2014 in different roles, including events managing – especially InnovateELT! Now as a LX designer you’ll find her creating user flows and wireframes, and running design sprints. Outside of ELTjam, she’s embarked on a 6-months peer-led learning marathon organised by Enrol Yourself.
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Learner Experience Designer
Katy has worked in Education since 2013, starting her ELT career in South America before teaching in Asia, Europe and her native New Zealand. After producing a podcast series for IELTS preparation, she moved into ELT Publishing, as a writer and editor of materials for teenager learners. At ELTjam Katy brings a strong content and pedagogy focus to her projects; always ensuring that learner needs are considered and met. A technology enthusiast, she is interested in how content and user experience best combine into usable, and impactful solutions for learners.
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The extended ELTjamily
We are lucky enough to work closely with some incredibly talented individuals.
Digital Content Partner
Co-founder & Director, Enrol Yourself
Simon le Maistre
Simon is a seasoned product manager who loves to create engaging and effective digital learning products. With a background in teacher training, content development and digital product management, he’s pioneering the cause of learner experience design in ELT, with two products making the shortlist for prestigious learning technology awards. When not collaborating with international teams online, you can find him camping in the woods with the kids.
Founder and Director, Cambridge Media Solutions
Martyn is Founder and Director of Cambridge Media Solutions, an end-to-end media provider to the ELT industry and beyond and our go-to video producer. Before founding CMS in 2013, Martyn worked within ELT as a teacher, ADOS and across various editorial roles while at Cambridge University Press. Since then, Martyn has delivered a range of editorial, audio and video projects in partnership with ELTjam.
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