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


Website / 2019

Website for Amsterdam Design Debate and Design Loket that both took place in @Droog, Amsterdam throughout 2019 around the theme Self-Design.

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

Next Nature Network

Online magazine & community-site / 2018 – 2020

Next Nature is a network of makers, thinkers, educators and supporters debating our future – in which biology and technology are fusing. The website consists of an online magazine, webshop, member section as well as an overview of projects and exhibitions.

Commissioned by Next Nature Network /
Design by Ruben Baart and Hendrik-Jan Grievink.

AP Valletta

Website / 2018

Website for AP Valletta, an award-winning architecture and design practice located in Valletta, Malta, which provides architectural, engineering, interior design and valuation services.

Together with Studio High Rise.


Infographics / 2018

Infographics of the Flemish-Dutch theatre sector. They were generated using Processing and published in the supplement of the Theaterkrant in 2018.

Together with Niels Schrader.

MIARD, Digital Archive

Website / 2018

Digital Archive for MIARD – Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design – which aims to comprehensively gather and make visible the forms of self-directed research that students produce during this Master program. The collection is envisioned as a resource of knowledge for students, staff and the public, and will evolve over time.

Commissioned by Piet Zwart Institute /
Together with Studio High Rise.

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

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

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