Ezrena Marwan
ايزرين مروان
亞茲莉娜 瑪萬

Archival practices & graphic design theory to examine the intersection of visuality, history, & politics, with a particular focus on issues of identity, violence, & power within visual culture

Ezrena Marwan is a graphic designer specializing in identity, web and print design. Ezrena is one of the founding member of Malaysia Design Archive, a platform that aims to give context to the history of graphic design in Malaysia. She is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Selected Projects

Centre for Independent Journalism

The Centre for Independent Journalism, Malaysia (CIJ) is a non-profit organisation that aspires for a society that is democratic, just and free where all peoples will enjoy free media and the freedom to express, seek, and impart information.

Client: Centre for Independent Journalism
Date: 1 July 2019
Services: Website Development
Image credit: Izzrafiq Alias (The Star)

Eye On The Ball Film

A documentary project by R.AGE to improve disability rights in Malaysia by telling the remarkable story of the national blind football team.

Client: R.AGE Star Media Group
Date: 1 March 2019
Services: Website Design

Due Diligence Project

The Due Diligence Project is dedicated to reimagining effective implementation of women’s human rights at the international, national, community and personal levels. It has a targeted mandate to undertake in-depth analysis to sharpen and refine accountability standards and work with key stakeholders to incorporate human rights norms and standards into State policies and programmes and apply human rights norms to contemporary and emerging issues and enhance implementation.

Client: Due Diligence Project
Date: 13 May 2019
Services: Website Design

Musawah

Musawah (‘equality’ in Arabic) is a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family. Musawah was launched in February 2009 at a Global Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, attended by over 250 people from 47 countries. They are comprised of NGOs, activists, scholars, legal practitioners, policy makers, and grassroots women and men from around the world.

Client: Musawah
Website: musawah.org
Date: 15 January 2019
Services: Website Design

M for Malaysia

Feature Documentary “M for Malaysia” documents the 2018 Malaysian General Elections when the people of Malaysia, led by a 92 year-old former Prime Minister, overthrew one of the longest ruling governments in the world. Despite endless barriers thrown at them, the tense campaign pushed on with the most surprising result in the country’s history.

Client: M for Malaysia
Date: 1 December 2018
Services: Website Design

Cerita Undi

#CeritaUndi is a project started by a group of individuals who thought that the Malaysia Baru (May 9, 2018) moment of transformation – it is important to pause, document and celebrate the stories of everyday Malaysians who made this happen.

Client: Rakyat Malaysia
Date: 9 May 2018
Services: Website Design
Image credit: Juliet Chin and Azri Azahar (Flickr)

QueerLapis

Queer Lapis aims to provide the queer family and their allies with the recipes they need to be the loving, amazing, and proud humans that they are.

Client: QueerLapis
Date: 1 January 2018
Services: Website Design
Image credit: SLUT

The Cultural Academy of Hong Kong

The Cultural Academy of Hong Kong (CAHK) encourage innovation, talent and passion for the arts, culture and sports. Taught at the prestigious Harrow International School, CAHK integrate inquiry-based learning with academic skills in a vibrant environment. By uniting professionals at the very top of their fields, CAHK caters to holistic development beyond the typical education system.

Client: The Cultural Academy of Hong Kong (CAHK)
Date: 28 February 2018
Services: Website Design, Publication, Branding and Identity

Suara Saya Cerita Saya

Projek ini menggunakan penceritaan digital sebagai medium untuk belia Orang Asli menyuarakan pengalaman dan aspirasi mereka berkaitan dengan pengalaman persekolahan mereka.

Client: Suara Saya Cerita Saya
Date: 1 February 2018
Services: Website Design

Voice, Visibility and a Variety of Viciousness

Voice, Visibility and A Variety of Viciousness: A Malaysian Study of Women’s Lived Realities on Social Media is a report published by Empower Malaysia. This is the fourth study on Internet rights by Empower under the APC-IMPACT project. It builds on Empower’s previous research on online freedom of expression, freedom of information as well as freedom of assembly and association. It is a feminist response to increased instances of bullying and harassment on social media, seeking better understanding of how these forms of technology-related gender-based violence manifest in the Malaysian context.

Client: Empower Malaysia
Date: 28 February 2018
Services: Publication Design

Empower Malaysia

To advance women’s political equality towards justice and democracy centered on feminist and human rights principles. EMPOWER are a non-profit, non-partisan, women’s rights organisation.

Client: Empower Malaysia
Date: 1 July 2017
Services: Website Development

MyTransAlly

The I am you: Be A Trans Ally, also known as the I AM YOU or transally campaign aims to raise awareness about gender, trans identities, gender diversity and the discrimination faced by transgender persons to foster understanding, and promote tolerance as well as acceptance towards trans people and gender diversity in our society.

Client: Justice for Sisters
Date: 1 July 2017
Services: Website Development
Image credit: Justice for Sisters

Feminist Principles of the Internet

The Feminist Principles of the Internet are a set of statements that together provide a framework for women’s movements to articulate and explore issues related to technology. They offer a gender and sexual rights lens on critical internet-related rights.

Client: Association for Progressive Communications
Date: 1 July 2017
Services: Publication, Branding and Identity

GenderIT

GenderIT.org provides a space for reflection, influence and advocacy on internet policy in relation to the rights and demands of women, trans and gender diverse people.

Client: Association for Progressive Communications
Website: genderit.org
Date: 25 November 2015
Services: Website Design, Branding and Identity

The Good Malaysian Woman

The Good Malaysian Woman: Ethnicity, Religion, Politics is an art exhibition in aid of the All Women’s Action Society (AWAM). What does it mean to be a ‘good’ woman in Malaysia? Who defines what is ‘good’? Twenty two artists presented their artworks in response to the idea of what it means to be a ‘good’ woman in society, addressing issues of identity and self, community and nationality.

Client: All Women's Action Society (AWAM)
Date: May 2014
Services: Publication, Branding and Identity

Take Back the Tech

Take Back The Tech is a global campaign that connects the issue of violence against women and information and communications technology (ICT). It aims to raise awareness on the way violence against women is occurring on ICT platforms such as the Internet and mobile phones, and to call for people to use ICT in activism to end violence against women.

Client: Association for Progressive Communications
Date: 25 November 2006
Services: Website Design, Publication, Branding and Identity

Projects and Collaborations