Cj de Silva-Ong is a graduate of UP Diliman College of Fine Arts. She is currently a Creative Director at TBWA-Santiago Mangada Puno, handling brands like Smart Telecom, Bench, Ayala Land, Oishi and Peerless.

Cj’s work has been recognized in local and international shows: she has won in D&AD, Cannes, AdFest, Spikes Asia, One Show,  and is part of the team that bagged the country’s first Webby. She was recognised as the #1 Art Director and #1 Young Creative in the Adobo Magazine Philippines Creative Rankings 2015.

Cj is also a well-known painter and illustrator. She has been painting since she was five years old and at 11, held her first one-woman exhibit. She illustrated the children’s book entitled “Ang Ikaklit Sa Aming Hardin” written by Bernadette Villanueva Neri. Cj also designed and illustrated the cover of Senator Miriam Defensor – Santiago’s book “Stupid Is Forever”.

Water Billboards for Shokubutsu Hana

  • Bronze Cannes Lions Health 2015
  • Gold London International Awards 2015 for Eco-Design
  • Silver London International Awards 2015 for Innovation Design

Water Billboards for Shokubutsu Hana

  • Gold CLIO Healthcare 2015 for Out of Home
  • Gold CLIO Healthcare 2015 for PR
  • Grand Clio Image Award 2015 for Out of Home

Unlimited Gravy for KFC Philippines

  • Wood Pencil D&AD 2015 for Graphic Design

Gift of Life for Manikako and Energizer

  • Merit Award Online Category One Show 2012
  • Merit Award Branded Content Category One Show 2012
  • People's Choice for Online Commercials Category The Webby Awards 2012
  • Gold Film Craft Cinematography Spikes Asia 2012
  • Gold Best in Cinematography Creative Guild Kidlat Awards 2012


Cj de Silva: The First Solo Exhibit

The Ayala Museum, Makati City, 1998

Cj de Silva: The Year After

The Ayala Museum, Makati City, 1999

Gift for the Gifted

Philam Life Theater Lobby, Manila City, 2003

stART with Mio: A Benefit Exhibit

Gallery 7, Eastwood, 2009

Clinique: You Are a Work of Art

Whitespace Gallery, Makati City, 2012

16x16: Young Star Philippines 16th Anniversary Exhibit

Rockwell Powerplant Mall, Makati City, 2012

Bloom Arts Festival

Cubao X, 2012

Bloom Arts Festival 2

The Collective, 2013

For the past few years, I've been featured in magazines, tv shows and student interviews. So I compiled some of the more frequentry asked questions. But feel free to email me or just send in a question via my Ask.fm

Q: Did you really take Promil?

A: I would really never know because I was still an infant then. So all I could trust is my parents' statement that yes, I took Promil - when I was six months old till I was a year old.

Q: How did you get into that Promil ad?

A: This is a long story but I will try to make it short. My mom was always fascinated with this whole IQ thing so she made me take an IQ test under Child Psychologist Dra. Leticia Peñano - Ho. I was confirmed "Potentially Gifted in the Spatial Intelligence" (aural though, it sounds funny.) Dra. Ho endorsed my membership in the Philippine Association for the Gifted (PAG). Coincidentally, the advertising agency of Promil at that time, Adformatix was casting for a kid painter. Of course they wanted to be legitimate so they consulted PAG. I got recommended and there, I was shooting for the ad.