Little Pieces Surface Design

When hunting for inspiration for my next pattern, I decided to start with what I already had and look into my past for ideas. I thought a great creative exercise would be to reimagine something from my childhood. 

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The board game Operation has always been a favorite of mine. It is so wonderfully unattractive, which makes it the perfect challenge for a redesign.


I wanted to reference the game in a way that people would recognize, while being careful not to use any copyrighted imagery, so I decided to sketch just the game pieces and go from there.


Graphically redesigned board game poster. Game pieces are given both slang names and the corresponding medical terms.

After I’d created all the little game pieces, it just made sense to create a pattern.

Fabric available in my Spoonflower Shop

The final step was to create some products in my Redbubble shop. I ordered myself a tank top and I can’t wait to wear it!


Just a little peak into my creative process.





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