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

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

Website / 2016

The Prijs voor Jonge Kunstkritiek is an incentive prize for a new generation of critics and essayists from the Dutch language area who write about contemporary visual art. This website shows activities concerning the upcoming edition as well as an archive of all winners since 2008.

Together with Studio High Rise.

Buro MA.AN

Website / 2015 – Present

Website showing the work of buro MA.AN, a Rotterdam and Zwolle based architecture and design practice fascinated by the spatial, cultural and social implications of regulation in society and its representation.

Together with Studio High Rise.

Open Archive

Living Archive / 2015

The digital catalogue Open! Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain is a new online environment that continues the discursive tradition of the Open cahiers published by SKOR – Foundation for Art and Public Domain. The archive includes the complete printed issues from 2004 to 2012 and everything that has been published since then.

Concept and design by Niels Schrader /
Additional programming by Michał Ejdys /
Editing by Jorinde Seijdel.

Nederland van Morgen

Website / 2015

Website making up the balance of 25 years of VINEX – Fourth Memorandum on Extra Spacial Planning, a policy briefing note of the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment released in 1991 – and looking forward to the next period of 25 years.

Commissioned by Vereniging Deltametropool /
Together with Studio High Rise.

Straatsma Studio

Online portfolio / 2014

Sebastiaan Straatsma specializes in handmade vases. Using a syringe, Straatsma covers his vase molds in highly decorative, intricate, multicolored “skins” made of his own secret formula of epoxy resin. Some vases are full of symbolic references, others are more intuitively driven.

Commissioned and designed by Sebastiaan Straatsma.

Studio Wolfpack

Website / 2014

Wolfpack was a Rotterdam based studio, rooted in the creative scene in, active between 2013 to 2020. Their in house expertise holds design thinking, innovation sciences and business development. Around 50 partners contributed to their projects, from basement to boardroom and from arts to academia.

Commissioned by Studio Wolfpack /
Together with Studio High Rise.

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