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

I am a graphic designer who specialises in visual advocacy in print and identity. I do web design and development; with a keen interest in building archives that are situated at the intersection of visual culture, history and social justice. I am one of the founding members of Malaysia Design Archive, a platform that aims to give context to the history of graphic design in Malaysia. I am based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Selected Projects

Libraries of Resistance

Libraries of Resistance is a repository of lessons and visions of resistance, solidarity, and inclusivity across East Asia.

Client: Innovation for Change, East Asia
Date: 1 December 2022
Services: Website design


Given the circumstances and increasingly difficult and complex contexts, the WHRDMENA Coalition is working on creating several online radio show programs that cover the issues and struggles of women human rights defenders and to be presented by WHRDs themselves. The platform will aim to strengthen communication between WHRDs in the Global South and break the isolation created by the closure of borders, as well as the challenges related to languages ​​and understanding of different contexts.

Website: whrdmena.org
Date: 27 October 2022
Services: Website design and development

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Summer School
Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Summer School 2022

Designed and build the Inter-Asia Summer School 2022 website, a Cultural Studies Summer School that will be held online in August 2022.

Client: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society
Website: ezrena.com
Date: June 2022
Services: Website design and development

ArtSee ASIA Title ID

Art.See.Asia is an art lover’s guide to Asia. Each episode takes in the art scene of a different southeast Asian city. Guided by a local artist, viewers tour the metropolis, discovering art hubs, artists, curators and creative locals. Over 48 hours, the host engages in art challenges, participates in an exclusive masterclass and experiences lesser-known local art sounds and sights.

Client: DW
Website: www.dw.com
Date: 1 January 2022
Services: Identity Design


The Eyes on Internet Shutdowns project highlights community strategies for documenting human rights violations during internet shutdowns, and their role in achieving justice and accountability.

Client: Witness.Org
Website: witness.org
Date: September 2021
Services: Graphic Design

Global South Women’s Forum
Global South Women's Forum 2021

Designed and build the Global South Women’s Forum website in 2020 and 2021 which took place virtually.

Client: IWRAW Asia Pacific
Website: iwraw-ap.org
Date: 1 December 2020
Services: Website design and development
Image: IWRAW Asia Pacific
Website developer: Eugene Teo

airasia Museum
AirAsia Museum

The airasia Museum is a database that houses, organises and documents airasia’s continuous evolution, based on materials that signify milestones in its experiences and living history.

Featuring nearly 3000 items, the collection includes news clippings, merchandise, photographs, correspondence, communications, marketing materials and awards.

Client: airasia
Website: airasia.com
Date: 8 December 2020
Services: Website Design and Development
Image: airasia museum

Project Ranih
Project Ranih

A project to harvest the folksongs of indigenous Kelabit children – chants, lullabies, action-songs – their meanings and contexts; and to archive them on the website as a reference to new generations of Kelabit parents (and their children) and for all people around the world.

Client: Project Ranih
Date: 20 November 2020
Services: Web Development
Image: Alena Murang

Sharaad Kuttan Archive

A personal archive of Sharaad Kuttan’s journalistic career that offers a glimpse of the history of journalism in Malaysia through his writings on current affairs, politics, society, arts and culture from the early 1990s until today.

Client: Sharaad Kuttan
Date: 6 September 2020
Services: Website Design, Archiving
Image: Sharaad Kuttan

IWRAW Asia Pacific

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific is a feminist organisation committed to the full realisation of women’s human rights through the pursuit of equality.

Client: IWRAW Asia Pacific
Website: iwraw-ap.org
Date: 1 January 2020
Services: Identity & Web Design

Bridget Welsh
Bridget Welsh

A website for Prof Bridget Welsh. She is currently Honorary Research Associate with the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute Malaysia (UoNARI-M) based in Kuala Lumpur.

Client: Bridget Welsh
Date: 15 June 2020
Services: Website Development
Image: Bridget Welsh

Urgent Action Funds
Urgent Action Funds

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights is a feminist fund that protects, strengthens and sustains women and transgender human rights defenders at critical moments.

Client: Urgent Action Sister Funds
Date: 15 April 2020
Services: Web Design
Illustrations: Sonaksha
Web Development: Erick Leos

Muhendaran Sri

Muhendaran Sri is a boutique law firm in Kuala Lumpur entrenched in the arts and research community that makes up the Zhongshan Building. They specialise in industrial relations law & employment law with a side order of litigation, property law, family law, child law and a splash of art. Established in December 1999, Muhendaran Sri’s practice is founded on their reputation, integrity and commitment to results.

Client: Muhendaran Sri
Date: 14 December 2019
Services: Website Development
Image:: Srividhya Ganapathy

Sisters in Islam

Sisters in Islam (SIS) is a non-governmental organisation working towards advancing the rights of Muslim women in Malaysia. SIS’s mission is to promote the principles of gender equality, justice, freedom and dignity in Islam and empower women to be advocates for change.

Client: Sisters in Islam (SIS)
Date: 1 October 2019
Services: Website Development
Image:: Sisters in Islam

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 (‘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)


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


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

PIK Film

Founded in 1996 with a vision to bring together Asia and Europe through content, PIK film is a content distribution and marketing agency representing prominent media brands in North and Southeast Asia.

Client: PIK Film
Date: 1 July 2017
Services: Website Development


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

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