Mark O'Connor

Programme Director Fashion Communication, UCA Epsom

Academic, School of Fashion

Mark leads our Fashion Journalism and Fashion Promotion & Imaging courses at UCA Epsom. Before joining UCA he spent many years in the fashion journalism industry working as a writer, stylist and fashion editor on national newspapers and magazines.

Mark studied BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting at Northumbria University between 1990 -1994 and since joining UCA in September 2015, Mark has undertaken an arts education postgraduate course.

Before joining the UCA, Mark enjoyed a prosperous career background in fashion journalism spending twelve years working his way up from fashion stylist to the fashion editor at The Daily Express, the Saturday Express and S2 Magazine.

Before this he trained as a fashion stylist at FHM Magazine, where he became deputy fashion editor between 1998 and 2002.

Mark has also worked across many print titles including Wallpaper, The Guardian and The Scotland on Sunday as a freelance writer and stylist.