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Marie Rose stands outside at night in a colorful coat. Her hair is down and she looks into the camera and smiles. She has a black purse over the shoulder of the arm closest to the camera.

FIDM Alumna Marie Rose Lands Junior Creative Producer Position at Diane Von Furstenberg

Business Management Grad Marie Rose recently started a new job with Diane von Furstenberg as a Junior Creative Producer, where she’s enjoying the opportunity to learn and expand her skill set. “I love the versatility and flexibility that comes with my job. I get to collaborate and gain insight within many different departments like E-comm, V-comm, Design, Graphic Design, and PR.”

Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Marie Rose attended Norcross High School in nearby Norcross before landing on FIDM for her A.A. in Merchandise Product Development and her B.S. in Business Management, graduating in 2022. “I chose to go to FIDM because it was one of the only schools I found with a focused major in Product Development. I was super keen on learning about the process of creating a product from concept to creation. The Merchandise Product Development program was the perfect fit. The rapid pace of getting a degree in two years, along with the network connections I could make, led me to commit to FIDM.” She added, “I attended The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) for a few quarters but ultimately found myself back at FIDM.”

We checked in with Marie Rose to learn more. 

Congrats on your new position as a Junior Creative Producer at Diane von Furstenberg! What are your duties? Thank you! As the Junior Creative Producer at DvF I am responsible for managing and coordinating pre and post production assets for the brand's photoshoots and events. I also am in charge of on set production on shoot days. Some of my main responsibilities are: 
• Manage photoshoot budget

• Coordinate all casting and talent

• Liaise with photographers, retouchers, stylists, and talent

• Shoot production

• Track and organize all samples

• Coordinate all pre-styling

• Organize and distribute all photo/video assets 

What are you enjoying about the job so far? My role as Junior Creative Producer allows me to act as a Swiss Army knife within the company. I really enjoy all the collaboration with my team. The team’s positivity and support is such a reflection of working for a company that values female empowerment. 

How did FIDM help prepare you for this position? At FIDM I learned how to simultaneously manage multiple creative projects with hard deadlines. I learned how to collaborate with other students and cultivate professional relationships with staff members. These relationships helped me secure internships through the FIDM career portal which gave me the experience needed for this position.

What advice do you have for FIDM students as they start their careers?
My advice for FIDM students would be:
• Take any and every opportunity to connect with professionals in the industry 

• Never decline an assignment (I never said no to any assignment asked of me when working on internships because I was confident I could figure it out. You will surprise yourself with what you can figure out when on a deadline!)

• Don’t be afraid to share your ideas in a meeting setting 

• Never be afraid to change course professionally, especially when you are just starting your career

Anything else you’d like to share? Don’t put yourself in a box and think you have to follow a “traditional” career path or way of life. The most effective way to do anything is by doing it! So don’t be afraid to go on your own path even if it looks different than other people’s or the way you imagined your path to look.  

Explore Marie Rose’s work on Instagram @marierosekasko.

Categories:  Business Management Alumni