Butterfly Works

Co-creating social change


A social design studio pioneering the use of co-creation and design thinking in international development

We’re here to create a world in which people have a say in the future they want. Building on almost 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-centered design partner for social organizations 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-centered.

Our approach to social solutions

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 of new solutions that shape the future.


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Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Africa, Antarctica Region, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Europe, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Kiribati, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Nicaragua, Northern America, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Sectors Consulting and business development