INTERIOR DESIGNER, VISUAL ARTIST, LIFESTYLE BLOGGER & BALLERINA
WHO IS RAE?
Rae Abigael J. Caacbay is a 25 year old young creative who's career mainly revolves around being a Designer, Visual Artist, Lifestyle Blogger, and Ballerina based in Manila, Philippines.
She is also the one-half owner of made by arc, a diverse team of designers and furniture makers that offers quality craftsmanship in creating bespoke pieces that can contribute to different lifestyles.
She believes that soul-fueled interior spaces speak directly to the human spirit & so a design must not impress other people rather express the owners’ lifestyle.
Her body of creative work is heavily influenced by dreams, fantasy, nature, and poetic feelings translated into diverse design styles that would fit her client. Her art, on the other hand usually tackles sadness and bad life experiences expressed into whimsical, ethereal, and colorful, happy pieces as means of self-preservation.
Her interior design style is very CHIC and PERSONAL but is very VERSATILE because it's her client's personality and character that she wants to shine. She believes in practicality yet aims to bring back the detailed craftsmanship from the old world to give intricacy to plain and bold spaces. She is an advocate of handcrafted art and is a big supporter of independent artists. She also tries to diffuse the beauty of ballet in a country where this type of art is underappreciated.
A multi-awarded creative, Rae has received numerous recognition and awards in the fields of art, design, writing, and ballet.
"Through my work, the world will finally see the familiar beauty of life
from a forgotten dream. That's why I don't design interior spaces. I design dreams. "
- Interior Design (Residential and Commercial)
- Furniture Design
- Events (Layout and Design)
- Mural Works
- Painting and Drawing (Medium: Watercolor and Pen & Ink; May also use Mixed Media)
- Graphic Design
(Posters / Banners / Blog Headers/ Invitations/
Flyers/ T-shirts/ photo editing/ etc.)
- Manual Drafting, Perspective Drawings & Rendering
(Forte: Watercolor; May also use: Colored
Pencils and Markers)
- Computer Aided Drafting
(Softwares: AutoCAD, Carat, Google SketchUp & Vray)
- Adobe Photoshop (CS2, CS3, CS4, CS6)
- Knowledge on Flower Arrangement
- Interior Styling and Accessorizing
- Excellent skills in Do-it-yourself projects
- Sewing (Manual and Machine)
- Writing: Articles, Poetry, Blog Posts
- Project Management
(Ballet, Waltz, Tango, Modern, Contemporary,
SELECTED CLIENTS & COLLABORATORS:
- Arcadian Lights
- Dulles Glass & Mirrors
- Mrs. Charlotte Brown (Interior Designer, author,
and Interior Design It-Yourself website owner)
- Lifestyle Network's Interior Motives
with hosts Shamcey Supsup and the Almario Sisters
-Trishie Dela Cruz of Trishie Couture
Rae started her dance training at 4 years old under the guidance of Malou Bugayong and Vella C. Damian. She was a Distinction awardee of the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet exams and been receiving various recognition.
Her ballet studies was cut short at 11 years when she entered college but discovered other dance genres when she became a member of YFC-UST's dance ministry in 2011. She was able to learn Contemporary, Interpretative, Modern, Waltz, and Tango. By 2012, she first joined Ola Bayle 6, a dance competition in the University of Santo Tomas and was 5th runner-up in the two-dance standard (waltz and tango) category. By 2014 and 2015, she and her partner consistently won 1st runner up on the same dance category.
She also performed for American Idol Season 7's first runner up, and now multi-talented, award-winning American singer-song writer & actor, David Archuleta, during his grand fans day in the Philippines in 2012. On the same year, Rae was the "ballerina" who modeled a piece of Trishie Couture during its grand launch.
Rae also performed a solo ballet performance for the first Filipino figure skater winter Olympian, Michael Christian Martinez during his grand fans day in 2014.
For now, Rae is trying to work her busy schedule so she can go back to ballet and formally continue her training.
Hello! If you are keen to hire me for a professional or expert advice in designing your home or your space, or if you are keen to hire me for commissioned artworks, projects, or performances, you may send an inquiry using this form or drop me a line or two via my email,