Vanessa is a graphic designer living in New York City and working at Mother Design.

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The Pregnancy Pause

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Made at Mother Design

Design Director: Matt Van Leeuwen

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Identity & Packaging
Made at Mother Design
with Jess Yan

New mothers in the U.S. often feel forced to leave their jobs without adequate maternity leave policies: This can leave moms with résumé “gaps” once they begin looking for new jobs. 

Moms often avoid discussing the gap, which can have potential employers guessing and may cause qualified moms to be overlooked. Some studies have shown that mothers who explain these gaps clearly are less likely to be passed over for opportunities.

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Vanessa Hopkins 2020