Our process is a series of conversations between designer and client, research and expression, image and text, art and audience.
We listen and help you crystallize your vision—locating the cultural references and aesthetic cues; employing the signs, symbols, and motifs that express your uniquely layered narrative; and developing a visual language that sets your brand apart and inspires your audience.
principal creative + founder
Christine Mangosing is a Manila-born, Toronto-based designer and art director. She is the founder of CMANGO DESIGN, art director for national music publication, Exclaim! Magazine, and a founding member of the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture. Christine has developed brand identities and creative solutions for an impressive roster of clients including Toyota Canada, Red Bull Music Academy, Manifesto Festival, Saatchi and Saatchi, and the Pan Am Path, the official legacy project of the 2015 Pan American Games.
Christine takes a research-based approach to design and branding. Her interest in engaging with personal and cultural histories is informed in part by her background as a multidisciplinary artist. She has co-written and performed in two critically acclaimed theatre productions, People Power (CBT Collective) and Baggage (Pulang Maleta Collective). She also danced as a member of contemporary Filipino folkdance collective, HATAW. As a visual artist, Christine has been honoured with residencies, commissions, and exhibitions from organizations like Fringe Manila, Art Metropole, and Daniels Spectrum. In all of her creative endeavours, Christine’s ability to weave ideas from across histories and geographies proves to be a sophisticated and revealing means of drawing out tension and seeking resolution.
Christine studied Fine Arts at Langara College and Graphic Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design. She has lectured, facilitated workshops, spoken on panels, and provided mentorship for a variety of institutions and programs including OCADU, the York University/Sheridan College Program in Design, George Brown, Sketch, Kapisanan Philippine Centre, RGD Ontario, The Remix Project, Manifesto, Artreach Toronto, University of Waterloo and the Feminist Art Conference at University of Toronto.
Marketing + Brand Consultant
Rina forms potent campaigns that showcase her clients’ true value to their audience online, in print and within live/special events. Backed by a colourful career in radio, concert promotions and magazine publishing - in 2010, she joined the sales and marketing team at EYE WEEKLY as the publication began a robust push into its rejuvenated incarnation, THE GRID. Having been part of this fresh, intrepid team remains a highlight of her career.
An active member of her Filipino-Canadian community, Rina is on the Board of Directors for both Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts + Culture and the Board Chair for Carlos Bulosan Theatre (CBT). She has facilitated leadership workshops while also providing mentorship for special event production, also offering frequent fundraising and marketing guidance for both organizations. As an advisory council member for the CENTRE FOR MINDFULNESS STUDIES, she has supervised notable print and social media outreach, sparking action from referring partners, funders and the broader public.
While working closely with DO RIGHT MUSIC recording artist MAYLEE TODD as the Communications Manager, Rina orchestrated campaigns and social media messaging via Twitter and Soundcloud for the the artist’s sophomore album Escapology. By stimulating interest through storytelling and activating the media, Rina arranged reviews online, in locally and nationally distributed print as well as radio and television across the globe. Escapology was on regular rotation with CBC Radio, BBC Radio, 22 Tracks, KCRW and J-WAVE (Japan), reaching Top 10 status on Tokio 100.
Currently working with startup businesses, through her intuitive planning, she builds the imperative bridge between her client’s IRL brand experience with their online presence. Clients can count on her ability to identify value propositions as well as obstacles in order to map out clear solutions - whether in the study of analytics, marketplace or basic human response. She has also recently become part of the roster of mentors leading youth-focused workshops at Toronto's ARTSCAPE, guiding aspiring professional creatives through understanding the power and responsibility that comes with personal or promotional social media outreach.
Rina regards her work in the corporate media landscapes, startups and non-profit sectors with equal weight, viewing her work in a variety of trades as “career cross-training”.