Eduardo Lima graduated in Visual Communications from Ponti cal Universidad e Catolica in Rio de Janeiro. Miraphora Mina graduated in Theatre Design from London’s Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design.
They joined forces in 2002 to take up the artistic challenge that was proposed to them: to imagine and create the graphic universe of the Harry Potter film series. Since then they have shared a common artistic passion and have developed the entire graphic style of all the Harry Potter movies. This fruitful and successful collaboration led them to form their own design studio, MinaLima, specialising in graphic design and illustration.
Since finishing their work on the Harry Potter films and founding their studio in 2009, Miraphora and Eduardo have continued their involvement in the Harry Potter franchise through numerous design commissions. They spent two years designing all the graphic elements for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort, as well as designing award winning publications for the brand.
In 2015, MinaLima entered a new chapter of the Wizarding World, designing the graphic props for the Fantastic Beasts film series.
The studio has also created graphic props for films such as Sweeney Todd (2007), The Golden Compass (2007) and The Imitation Game (2014) and designed the bestselling books Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid and The Secret Garden.
Their latest venture is the launch of a dedicated MinaLima gallery and store in London and Osaka, showcasing their entire treasury of graphic works. House of MinaLima seeks to create experiential spaces in the two cities, celebrating the idiosyncracies of their work for the Wizarding World franchise as well as their own creations.