Ezrena is a graphic designer specializing in identity, web and print design.
Ezrena draws on archival practices and graphic design theory to examine the intersection of visuality, history, and politics, with a particular focus on issues of identity, violence, and power within visual culture.
Ezrena is a firm upholder of the 1964 Design Manifesto¹ that calls for “a reversal of consumerism and profit driven priorities in favor of more useful, lasting and democratic forms of communication, through the visual languages and resources of design.” Ezrena also practiced and adhere to the design justice principles² in her work where she “rethinks design processes, centers people who are normally marginalized by design, and uses collaborative, creative practices to address the deepest challenges our communities face.”
Ezrena’s portfolio is thick with work created in support of social and rights-based organizations and initiatives around the developing world.
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.