Packaging That Sells

October 23- 25, 2017

The Drake • Chicago, IL

rosenMarc Rosen

Internationally acclaimed designer, Marc Rosen, is known for his award-winning fragrance, cosmetic, and fashion packaging. A creative entrepreneur, his foresight has established him as a leader in the fields of design, marketing and public relations.

His vision has been inspired by working with famous 'beauty' manufacturers and fashion names such as; Elizabeth Arden, Coty, Revlon, Estee Lauder, Nina Ricci, Perry Ellis, Oscar de la Renta, Avon, Halston, Chloe, Proctor & Gamble, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi, Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret, Ellen Tracy and Burberrys, etc…He has worked with celebrities such as Christina Aguilara, Joan Rivers, Celine Dion, Paris Hilton, Stephanie Powers, Joan Collins. 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. He is a seven time FiFi award winner.

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. His designs are represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Musee de La Mode, Paris.

As further indication of the breadth of his experience, Mr. Rosen writes a column for the influential trade magazine, Beauty Packaging. In 2011 he published his first book, “Glamour Icons’ on his career and the influence of glamour on perfume bottles, He is a Professor (Package Design Workshop) at Pratt Institute Graduate school, where in 1990 they presented him with the prestigious "Excellence by Design" award and established a scholarship in his name for young designers. The scholarship has been supported by the Cosmetic Industry for over twenty-five years via an annual Gala, held at New York's University Club. A Pratt Trustee, he was honored in 2000 with an Honorary Doctorate Degree.

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 The American Cancer Society, Lighthouse International, 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 from Pratt Institute. Mr. Rosen lives and works in New York City and Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, the actress, Arlene Dahl.

For more information about Marc Rosen, please contact 212-421-3307 or marc@mra-nyc.com

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