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Biography Marc ROSEN



Marc Rosen


Internationally acclaimed designer, Marc Rosen is known for his award winning (seven  FiFi awards, the Oscars of the fragrance industry) fragrance, cosmetic, and fashion packaging.  A creative entrepreneur, he has developed several unique businesses in addition to Marc Rosen Associates, over the past decade; ACCESSmr, Pret-a-Porter and MRA Studio. His foresight has established him as a leader in the fields of design, manufacturing, marketing and public relations.


His vision has been inspired by working with famous beauty manufacturers and fashion names such as; Revlon, Estee Lauder, Nina Ricci, Perry Ellis, Oscar de la Renta, Avon, Halston, Chloe, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi, Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret, Ellen Tracy and Burberrys, etc… Just prior to establishing his own firm in 1989, Mr. Rosen was Senior Vice President — Corporate Design and Communications for Elizabeth Arden Global for over a decade.  In that role he was responsible for all corporate design, packaging, in-store merchandising and public relations.


Mr. Marc Rosen has been involved in three highly acclaimed museum exhibitions: In 1979 he created "Cosmetic Packaging: A 20th Century Art Form" at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City and co-chaired the Fragrance Foundations "Scents of Time" exhibit (1986-87) that traveled nationwide.  In September 2002 he created an exhibit entitled "Glass Houses" featuring his perfume bottle designs to celebrate the opening of Pratt Institute's new graduate center in Manhattan.  This year (2017), he was invited to curate a retrospective of his own work at the Nassau County Museum of Art. His designs are represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Musee de La Mode, Paris.


The author of two books, ‘Glamour Icons’ ACC Publishing and ‘Rubbing Shoulders’ for Glitterati, Mr. Rosen also writes a monthly column (On Design) for the influential trade magazines, Beauty Packaging., Esprit in London and Embalage Marca in Brazil.  He is a Professor (Package Design Workshop) at Pratt Institute Graduate school, where in 1989 they presented him with the prestigious "Excellence by Design" award and established a scholarship in his name for young designers.  The scholarship is supported by the Cosmetic Industry at a fundraiser held at New York's University Club annually.  His Educational Fund holds an annual Symposium on design.  He is Trustee. Emeritas at Pratt.


Often quoted in the press (SMITHSONIAN, ELLE, ALLURE, WWD, THE NEW YORK TIMES) as a cosmetic and fragrance authority, he has contributed his time and talents to many charity organizations, including; Lighthouse Guild,  the March of Dimes, The American Cancer Society, The City of Hope, The Fragrance Foundation and the Fashion Institute of Technology.


A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University where he received a BFA, and an MS and Honorary Doctorate degree from Pratt Institute. In 2015 Pratt established two $1, 000,000 Full Tuition Scholarships in his name.