Astrid recruits top designer Liam Warton as Design Lead

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, SEPTEMBER 16, 2022: Astrid (, building the next generation language learning solutions designed for the future of work, today announces that Liam Warton has joined as Design Lead. He will be essential in Astrid’s continuous growth journey, ensuring that Astrid becomes a leader in product and user experience.

“It was a no-brainer for me to join Astrid! Currently, the education industry is undergoing a significant transformation. Especially now post covid with virtual classrooms, workplaces, and other flexible arrangements,” Liam comments. “I see many opportunities at Astrid, and I look forward to creating dynamic and innovative solutions that accelerate change. I am very excited to define the future of education and communication together with the team.”

Liam most recently held a Senior Product Design role at Readly, and he previously created digital solutions for global brands like Tele2, Comviq, Volkswagen, and Vattenfall. With extensive experience in web design, branding & photography, Liam is well equipped to bring Astrid’s brand to the next level.

“Astrid is all about improving people’s lives by leveling up how they communicate in an increasingly connected world. It’s incredibly important for us to provide a user and design experience that can match our ambitions on the technology side and our overarching mission”, says John Kristensen, Co-founder and COO of Astrid. “With Liam, we found an amazing designer who shared our vision and values, and the team is immensely proud to welcome him to Astrid.”

About Astrid
Astrid is on a mission to improve people’s lives by improving communication skills. Every day, users from around the world trust Astrid to help them become fluent, confident English speakers with products combining cutting-edge AI and the best of human tutoring skills. The team comprises engineers, academics, and company builders from organizations such as EF, Spotify, King, and Kry. Astrid is one of the GSV Elite 200, a group of the world’s most innovative early-stage EdTech startups, selected by a vanguard of leading global venture capital firms as well as strategic partners in digital learning and skills.

Astrid is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and Oxford, UK, and is backed by a global group of prominent tech entrepreneurs and investors.

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Astrid is an EdTech company applying machine learning and speech recognition to education with a leading academic approach.