About

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 design projects. Aside from books and editorial work, I 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.

Apart from making 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.

Clients & Collaborators

Summit Books, Rockport Publishers USA, Creative Publishing International, Faber-Castell Philippines, Havaianas, Hallmark USA, Candy Magazine, Preview Magazine, Nestea, Moleskine, Tropicana, Quaker Oats, Faber-Castell Singapore, Pilot Pens Philippines, National Bookstore, Art Bar, IFEX, Jo Malone, Pepper.ph, Bobbi Brown, Joan & Klaire, Toblerone, Canon Philippines, Fujifilm Instax Philippines, L’Occitane Philippines

Books & Publications