About Me:

I’m Gabrielle, a Freelance Illustrator working out of my studio in Richmond, Virginia. In 2003, I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Fashion Design.

Since 2011, I have been designing vector illustrations for machine embroidery at Embroiderydesigns.com under the name Hopscotch. Keeping my designs simple enough for machine embroidery while communicating complex ideas is a challenge I have really come to enjoy, and plays a key role in the design aesthetic I use today.

In 2014 I launched my own personal illustration brand, Running River Design. I began experimenting with all the different ways my illustrations could be used, creating seamless repeating patterns for fabric on Spoonflower and developing art for print products on Society6 and Zazzle. In addition to designing digitally, I also enjoy illustrating using traditional techniques such as gouache and ink. I truly love the creative work that I do and am excited to share it with you!

Please feel free to contact me at runningriverdesign@gmail.com for licensing inquiries, comissions, or just to say hi.

Thanks for visiting!

Gabrielle