Mark O’ Connor studied BA (Hons) Fine Art painting at Northumbria University between 1990 -1994.
Since joining the UCA Mark is currently undertaking an arts education Graduate and Post Graduate degree which is a two year course which Mark enrolled on in September 2016. Before joining the UCA in September 2015, Mark enjoyed a prosperous career background in fashion journalism spending twelve years working up from fashion stylist to the fashion editor at mid-market newspaper 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.