about CMANGO DESIGN
Established in 2006, CMANGO DESIGN is a Toronto-based visual communications studio that has amassed loyal, long-standing clientele in cross-disciplinary industries. Our work has found its way into the worlds of publishing, advertising, music, theatre, film/tv, fashion, beauty, food & beverage, health & wellness, and the non-profit sector.
We are inspired by the many layers of identity such as origin, social habits and legacy. As a result, we produce visual communiqué that is conscientious, inventive and, most importantly, tailored to each client’s story.
We believe that design should be as spirited as your most memorable conversations. So let’s talk.
Christine Mangosing Principal Creative, Founder
Christine‘s work is deeply informed by
her own personal and cultural history. Raised in Los Angeles, Manila and
Vancouver, she is armed with a broad periphery when it comes to concepts in
survival and beauty. At a high level she examines the stories
that determine a brand’s identity and carefully selects those that are most
pervasive. While in concept development, she has the reputation for being
inquisitive and inventive.
Christine Mangosing has to got be -- hands down -- one of the brightest, talented, most exciting graphic designers in this city!
Speaking from someone who works in the Toronto theatre industry, Christine's designs are always beautifully striking, thoughtful, evocative and distinct. I love that her work always stands apart from the sea of show posters that are plastered on the walls in and around the city.
I've been a long time client for a reason: she's smart; fast with the deadlines; and highly collaborative. It's always a joy working with her because her creation process is thorough but effortless. Her sensitivity to the needs of a project is bar none and she always -- always -- manages to make any of the projects I take on with her, feel important.
I'm a great fan of her work and will always highly, highly recommend her for anyone's design needs!
Nina Lee Aquino
Artistic Director, director and dramaturge
In her role as Art Director at Exclaim!, Canada’s only nationally distributed music magazine, Christine has led the shift in its visual style over the last five years and oversees the design and production of every issue. She has been cognizant of not only trends in design, but also the ways in which today’s music consumer has evolved. She has played a key role in shaping the Exclaim! brand by preserving its core values in its print incarnation.
As a founding member of the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts + Culture, her roles have included establishing the organization's visual brand, curating gallery exhibits, and providing arts-based career mentorship. Christine is also a performer/playwright with the Carlos Bulosan Theatre (CBT) Collective and has both written for and performed in various productions/theatre festivals in Toronto and Montreal. These partnerships resonate in her work through her grasp of archetypes, mythology and history, all of which shine through when she is forming a branded experience.
Rina Espiritu Marketing + Brand Consultant
Rina structures potent campaign initiatives that showcase her clients’ true, intrinsic value to their audience online, in print and for live/special events. In 2010, she joined the sales and marketing team at EYE WEEKLY as the publication began a robust push into its current rejuvenated incarnation, The Grid. As an active member of her Filipino-Canadian community, Rina is on the Board of Directors for both Kapisanan Philippine Centre Arts + Culture and Carlos Bulosan Theatre. In 2012 Rina facilitated two hugely successful fundraising events at Artscape Wychwood Barns, firstly through The Grid’s partnership with The Stop Community Food Centre and secondly through Kapisanan’s annual KULTURA Festival. As an advisory council member for the Centre for Mindfulness Studies, Rina has supervised notable print outreach messaging and layout strategies that sparked action from referring physicians and the broader public. Currently working with start-up businesses as a freelance consultant, and through innovative strategic planning, she builds the imperative bridge between her client’s IRL brand experience with their online presence. Rina regards her work in the corporate media landscapes and non-profit sectors with equal weight, noting the benefits of what she calls “career cross-training”.
Maureen Mendoza Designer
Maureen Mendoza graduated from Ontario College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design. Upon graduation, she began a 6-month internship at Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture. Under the art direction of Christine Mangosing, Maureen was able to further develop her skills and continued learning and perfecting her craft.
Soon after the completion of her internship, Maureen joined the CMANGO DESIGN team and has worked on a diverse range of projects such as Prison Dancer, an interactive web musical, and Kultura 2012, Kapisanan's 7th Annual Filipino Arts Festival.
While Maureen was getting her freelancing feet wet, she simultaneously joined Kapisanan's 6-month arts based program, Clutch, where she was able to experiment with new mediums like block printing and collaging. She was also able to develop her passion for pattern design. The program culminated in a group show with five other young, Filipino women that was filled with art and music influenced by their identity, personal history, and cultural heritage.
Maureen loves to work with her hands and her favourite projects are those that include handmade elements. When fitting, she loves to incorporate whimsical details influenced by flora and fauna. Other influences are hand lettering, folk tales, and the Arts & Craft movement.