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

Website & Job Test / 2017–Present

HUBOT explores the future of work. Its goal is to inspire everybody, from all different levels of education, from young to old, including those who are currently excluded from the labor market. The exhibition is adaptable to different needs and can be hired including two self-driving robots, a career test, four trained agency workers and a generous amount of printed material.

Commissioned by Next Nature Network /
Art Direction by Studio Smack.

The Image Society

Website / 2017

The Image Society foundation’s goal is to provide a forum for an artistically visionary take on visual culture. They pursue this aim by means of research, projects, publications, events and exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad.

Concept and design by Mieke Gerritzen.

Advies Arbeidsmarkt

Online report / 2017

In a joint advice, the Social and Economic Council and the Council for Culture come up with concrete proposals to increase earning capacity in the cultural and creative sector, improve income security, promote training and strengthen consultation between employers and the trade union movement.

Commissioned by Council for Culture and Social and Economic Council /
Together with Studio High Rise.

Letter to Humanity

Website / 2017

On the occasion of Earth day, Koert van Mensvoort wrote a letter addressing all 7 billion people on Earth and available in twenty-five languages. It encourages a new perspective on the role of humanity on Earth. The letter urges humans not to be slaves or victims of technology, but to use technology to enhance humanity.

Commissioned by Next Nature Network /
Design by Hendrik-Jan Grievink /
Text by Koert van Mensvoort.

Heroes Museum

Website / 2017

Heroes Museum is an online museum to collect, discuss, showcase and question the value of fame and the faces and personalities that represent it in our contemporary visual culture. It contains a dynamic collection of faces for topical debates about contemporary culture and as such welcomes input from anyone.

Commissioned by The Image Society /
Concept and design by Mieke Gerritzen /
Texts by Ward Janssen.

Basic Cultural Infrastructure

Online report / 2016

Every four years, the Council for Culture presents its recommendations on the perennial, government-subsidised, cultural institutions. The website gives an overview of these recommendations and their corrections over time as well as insights in how funds are divided amongst institutions.

Commissioned by Council for Culture /
Together with Studio High Rise.

Visit Oman

Website & Game / 2016

Website and Facebook game to promote tourism from the Netherlands to the Sulanate of Oman.

Commissioned by AVIAREPS and Ministry of Tourism of Oman / Together with van Leeuwen Brothers.

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

Esther Janssen

Nano Supermarket

Attention Radar


Slewe Gallery

Rayfish Footwear

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