Hey there! I’m Abbey and I’m an artist and author based in Manila, Philippines.

I’m a self-employed creative entrepreneur by profession. Mainly, I write and illustrate books and work on freelance-based projects. I also produce my own merchandise and supervise the operations of Shop Abbey Sy. Occasionally, I hold art workshops in Manila and give inspirational talks to help inspire people to “Always Be Creating” – my personal ABC philosophy.

Aside from creating art, I also love to travel as I get recharged with ideas and inspiration while in transit. I find happiness in the simplest things: having a cup of coffee (over breakfast food), reading self-help creative books, geeking out over design websites, consuming coming-of-age films and indie music, and spending most days cooking up new ideas & jotting down to-do lists.

I hope to keep making art and sharing stories, while constantly reminding people that anything is possible — and encouraging them to keep on chasing their dreams and making things happen on their own terms.

If you’d like to work or collaborate with me, you can shoot me an email at hello@abbey-sy.com.

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Clients & Collaborators

  • CLIENTS | Summit Books, Havaianas, Candy, Moleskine, Tropicana, Quaker Oats, Faber-Castell, Pilot, National Bookstore, IFEX, Jo Malone, Pepper.ph, Bobbi Brown, Joan & Klaire, Toblerone
  • COLLABORATORS (Brands) | Hey Kessy, Shutter Panda, Sunday Paper, Type Kita, Fully Booked
  • COLLABORATORS (Friends) | Googly Gooeys, Life After Breakfast, Mary Silvestre, Mikka Wee, Katsy Garcia, Arriane Serafico, Maine Manalansan, Ber Garcia, Tin Villanueva, Georgina Camus, Tricie Amador

Published Work