Pascal de Man


Since my early childhood I've been fascinated by how things work. Items got taken apart, giving away what world was hidden inside them and – when I saw fit – combined, or put back together in (preferably) an improved form. Over the years this fascination grew and started to involve an interest in how and why people work. As soon as the first computer entered my life, it turned out that I could use this device combined with both extremes of the spectrum to create computer programs.

From here on, (re)actions from both humans and machines alike got analysed for recurring patterns that could be optimised or used to predict possible future steps. All of this led to me signing up for a study in Advanced Informatics followed by Interactive Media Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. During this time, I learned how to create user-centered solutions and to mix various media and platforms to achieve my goals.

After the Academy Olivier Otten and I founded internet studio Toxit and – together with his brother Roeland - Holland-Interactive. Since 2009, I'm active as a freelance internet and multimedia- programmer based in Rotterdam. Over the years I've worked on projects varying from websites, games, mobile apps, data visualisations, navigation through venues and books, video browsers, pattern- and profile generators, interactive videos, art installations, product prototypes etc.

Since 2011, I'm also active as tutor. Up to 2013 at the Communication and Multimedia Design departement of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Here I teached first and second years students the basics of front-end development and prototyping. Starting 2012 I'm active at the Graphic Design department of the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague as well. Throughout the years I've worked in various positions as Coding tutor, helping students realize their interactive projects, be it for the web, print, physical space or anything in between.

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It's Dutch Design

Toekomst Cultuurbeleid


Next Nature Network

AP Valletta


MIARD, Digital Archive

HUBOT Job Agency

The Image Society

Advies Arbeidsmarkt

Letter to Humanity

Heroes Museum

Basic Cultural Infrastructure

Visit Oman

Prijs voor Jonge Kunstkritiek

Buro MA.AN

Open Archive

Nederland van Morgen

Straatsma Studio

Studio Wolfpack

Mieke Gerritzen

Public Innovation Procurement

Koert van Mensvoort

Council for Culture

History is ours

Exhibition & T-Shirt Generator / 2013

History Is Ours is a design tool by Coralie Vogelaar and Hendrik-Jan Grievink which allows you to generate a unique T-shirt. By combining texts and images the user creates a personal statement that refers to the darkest pages of history, hopeful icons, or a disturbing combination of both.

In 2013 History is Ours was part of the exhibition Couture Graphique at MOTI, Museum of the Image in Breda. Visitors could create designs on their mobile phones, which were projected on shirts in the museum.

Commissioned by Museum of the Image /
Concept and design by Coralie Vogelaar and Hendrik-Jan Grievink.

Esther Janssen

Online portfolio / 2013

Esther Janssen is a painter without paint. She uses patent leather to create meticulously crafted, hand sewn paintings of cultivated, stifling and disrupted environments. Her work contains a deeply personal and sometimes conflicting iconography: gloomy houses, evergreens, tidy front yards, entertainment centers, horses and overcast skies.

Together with Roeland Otten.

Nano Supermarket

Website & Profile Generator / 2013

The NANO Supermarket presents speculative products that may hit the shelves in the next ten years. The website is an online presentation of the travelling expo where the visitor can browse the archive of products that have been on display there.

Commissioned by Next Nature Network /
Creative direction by Koert van Mensvoort /
Art direction by Hendrik-Jan Grievink.

Attention Radar

Infographics & Web app / 2012

Attention Radar is a web app that visualizes large data sets monitoring political agendas of the Netherlands and the European Union. The data was collected by Montesquieu Institute in The Hague and covers a total time range of 67 years. Its overall volume includes coalition agreements, law proposals, speeches by Queen Beatrix and conclusions by the European Council.

Concept and design by Niels Schrader / Additional programming by Michał Ejdys / Data provided by Montesquieu Institute / Copyright by Living Lab and Mind Design.


Interactive film / 2012

An interactive film by Selfcontrol­freak (Olivier Otten) in which the viewer takes an active role, making him responsible for the development of the story. The film consists of 5 10-minute episodes that were published over time and its interactions were created in Adobe Flash.

The movie premiered at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media
and screened at the Graphic Design Festival Breda in 2012.

Commissioned by Selfcontrolfreak / Concept, design, story and interaction by Olivier Otten / Additional programming by Reinier Feijen.

Slewe Gallery

Website / 2012 – Present

In 2012 Slewe Gallery relaunched its website with many new and improved features. Now, it presents the enhanced content in the form of an extensive image archive and also provides new context-related information such as work samples, publications and video interviews.

Together with Niels Schrader.

Rayfish Footwear

Website & Design Tool / 2012

Rayfish Footwear is a fictional company that offers personalized sneakers crafted from genetically modified stingray leather. Visitors of the Rayfish website could grow their own sneaker with the online design tool. The best designs would win their shoe.

Commissioned by Next Nature Network /
Directed by Koert van Mensvoort, Ton Meijdam and Floris Kaayk.

Studio Wieki Somers

Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen

Chris Kabel


Juurlink [+] Geluk

Joep Jacobs

Heartbeat Iran

Roeland Otten

Infographics Council for Culture

Master Artistic Research



KCAP Architects & Planners




After Theatre?


Research Group Art Practice and Development

Maritime Museum Rotterdam

Poetry Compressor

Rob Stolk

Neisser | Zöller

Netherlands Architecture fund


(on)geloofstest voor kinderen

Jef Poldervaart


Slewe Gallery

Zoom – The tangible past