We're here to create a world in which people have a say in the future they want. Building on more than 20 years of experience in over 25 countries on 50+ projects and 100+ partners, we create education and communication solutions for social impact. We act as the innovation, research, technical and human-centred design partner for social organisations worldwide. By co-creating with stakeholders, every solution is based on shared values and people's needs. It means that all our work is tailor-made; never copy-paste, always human-centred.
Design thinking methods encourage fresh ideas and allow thinking through making. Co-creation relies on the idea that problems are best solved with those who experience them. Combining design thinking and co-creation results in ownership over new solutions that shape the future.
We are co-creators and thinkers connected by curiosity, dedication and endless imagination. Working locally from the Butterfly studio in Amsterdam, we have the skills to work on any social topic in any country.
A butterfly's world is one without boundaries. Spreading seeds across long distances, they connect the places they visit, meaning that a small action by anyone can make a big difference everywhere. Some call this the Chaos Theory, others the Butterfly Effect; we call it Butterfly Works. The world may not be perfect, but look around and you will be overwhelmed by people's imagination, beauty and courage. It's these small treasures that form the seeds of change, and it is the thrill of their discovery that keeps us flying.
From our Amsterdam studio we connect to partners worldwide. We work with them, train them on our approach and together evolve the method. It means we have local feet on the ground, relevant expertise when needed and that we can promise high quality results with smooth collaborations.
We are the design thinking and co-creation partner for social organisations worldwide. We enjoy collaborating with organisations in the business, development, humanitarian and public sectors to create social impact.