headshot of Emma in red shirt against graffiti wall
Hey! my name is Emma Ismawi, I'm a freelance visual communicator (amongst many other things) based in Naarm/ Birrarung-ga (Melbourne). ​​​​​​​
I am passionate about shifting the paradigm for marginalised communities through purposeful design and illustration that educates, inspires and empowers. My wish is that the work I do will help envision and build inclusive communities. 
I am one part of BE. Collective Culture, a creative collective dedicated to establishing new pathways to champion young people, and also spend my time teaching design and project management at Collarts College of the Arts.
Turtles, animated movies and strong coffee make me happy.​​​​​​​
I'm open to chat about illustration commissions, design briefs, project collaborations,
guest speaking or any questions aspiring designers may have. Fire away.
Projects, Features + Exhibitions
Podcast interview with Conversations in Colour
Production assistant for Haiveta by BE. for Biennale of Sydney
Transcendent Futures Exhibition - Centre for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Brown University
Featured artwork in Next in Colour Zine, Support
Amplifier Global Open Call Campaign