Pascal de Man


Pascal's journey into the realm of technology and human behavior began in his early childhood, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how things function. From dismantling objects to uncover their hidden worlds, to reassembling them in improved forms, he developed a deep fascination for understanding the inner workings of both the physical and human realms. This passion found a perfect outlet when he encountered his first computer, enabling him to merge his analytical mindset with programming.

From that point forward, he delved into the realm of analyzing (re)actions, seeking patterns and optimizing processes using both human and machine interactions. This exploration led him to pursue a study in Advanced Informatics, followed by Interactive Media Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. During his time there, he honed his skills in crafting user-centered solutions, blending diverse media and platforms to achieve his objectives.

After completing his studies, Pascal, alongside Olivier and Roeland Otten, co-founded the internet studio Toxit and the innovative Holland-Interactive in 2009. Since then, he has been working as a freelance internet and multimedia programmer based in Rotterdam. Over the years, his expertise has been applied to a wide range of projects, encompassing websites, games, mobile apps, data visualisations, navigation systems, books, video browsers, pattern and profile generators, interactive videos, art installations, and product prototypes.

In addition to his professional work, Pascal embraced a teaching role in 2011. Initially at the Communication and Multimedia Design department of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences until 2013. There, he imparted his knowledge to first and second-year students, introducing them to the fundamentals of front-end development and prototyping. Starting 2012, he expanded his instructional endeavors to the Graphic Design department of the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Throughout his teaching experience, Pascal has held various positions as a Coding tutor, guiding students in realizing their interactive projects across web, print, physical space, and beyond.

Pascal de Man's diverse experiences and expertise have shaped him into a dynamic professional who combines a deep understanding of technology with an appreciation for human behavior and creative problem-solving. He continues to make significant contributions to the fields of internet and multimedia programming while nurturing the next generation of innovative minds through his teaching endeavors.

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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

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

Online portfolio / 2011

Studio Wieki Somers is focussed on providing an enlightened reading of the everyday environment. The studio's oeuvre distinguishes itself by a sensitivity for materials, technological inginuity and fantasy.

Together with Olivier Otten.

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