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Heather Phillips

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Experienced Visual Merchandiser/Art Teacher/Administrative Support Professional looking to help you



To build a strong foundation in the interior design industry while I pursue freelance opportunities as a textile designer




Sourcing Specialist, October 2019 – November 2019 *Contract job

- Applied as a candidate and brought on to assist with recruiting for 4th quarter

- This company specializes in mortgage and financial staffing and didn’t have a fit for my background but still liked my personality and resume and offered me an in-house contract position while continuing to search for full-time

- Called, screened, and scheduled candidates for interviews and onboarding using an applicant tracking system


EMBASSY SUMMER – Northridge, California

ESL Teacher, June 2019 – August 2019 *Contract job

- Rare opportunity to teach English to international students ages 8 to 24 from all over the world in an on-campus college environment with an exclusive summer study abroad program

- Was provided all accommodations and food while living in Los Angeles for six weeks, excellent opportunity to travel and experience a new city


ODDFELLOWS – Dallas, Texas

Server, January 2017 – June 2019

- Began as a second job for extra income, grew in to full-time work that allowed flexibility to travel extensively while employed with this company during all of 2019

- Server for a high volume brunch restaurant in Bishop Arts



Visual Merchandiser, August 2017 – November 2018

            - Was recruited by former manager at Nordstrom and wanted to gain experience in home goods styling

            - Designed, built, and installed a variety of in-store and window displays

            - Furniture, accessory, and soft goods styling including for photo and social media campaigns


NORDSTROM – Dallas, Texas

Visual Merchandiser, October 2014 – October 2016

            - Designed, built, and installed a variety of in-store and window displays

            - Fashion, accessory, and soft goods styling including for photo shoots and Nordstrom visual archives


DALLAS ISD – Dallas, Texas

Art Teacher, 2009-2014 School Years—Various Middle and High School Campuses

- Wrote curriculum, developed lesson plans, developed presentations in Powerpoint and Prezi, delivered lessons, graded papers, tracked and documented voluminous educational data for approximately 180 students annually


SHERMAN ISD – Sherman, Texas

Substitute Teacher, 2007-2009

- Taught a variety of levels from elementary through twelfth grade in the regular classroom teacher’s absence

- Continued with substitute teaching while caring for my terminally ill grandmother


COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO – San Diego, California

Administrative Secretary, Office of Media and Legislative Affairs, May 2005 – November 2007

- Provided high level administrative support to a team of twelve director level administrators

- Answered and screened all incoming calls, mainly from members of the media




Bachelor of Arts in English, 2005