Mei Lim received a BA (Hons) in English from University of Malaya. A further BA (Hons) for graphic design came from Northumbria University, where, apart from learning about book design and illustration, she spent most of the course in the photographic dark-room, experimenting with all forms of photographic techniques. She continues to innovate, digitally and with film. She participates in many exhibitions and community based activities like the on going T.R.A.I.L. Project which emphasizes the use of recycled material in art.