Graphic design in film: the ultimate guide

In recent years, the role of graphic design in film has become more established, with more and more directors recognising the importance visual artists play in bringing their visions to life. That said, graphic design in film still remains, for some reason, an underrated and unpopular career path. But why is that? Is it too competitive? Too reliant on connections? Impossible to find a way in? 

Two people with a lot of answers are Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, aka MinaLima, the graphic design duo tasked with bringing the wizarding world of Harry Potter to life. Having worked on all seven films between them, plus the subsequent Fantastic Beasts movies, Mina and Lima have made history with their designs, with the Daily Prophet and Marauder's Map being just two of many hero props crafted by their very talented hands. 

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Kerrie Hughes
Freelance writer

Kerrie Hughes is a frequent contributor to Creative Bloq, and was once its editor. One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications such as ImagineFX, Computer Arts and Digital Camera World. After a stint working for the police, Kerrie is back reviewing creative tech for creative professionals.