Mark Challen

Mark Challen

Art history instructor Mark Challen is a design and style expert. He is the former Vice-President of Communications at Canadian House & Home magazine where he worked for 18 years, creating custom advertising campaigns for lifestyle companies like IKEA, Intel, Kraft, L’Oreal, and Homesense. Mark is also an accomplished public speaker and presenter, and known for his appearances on House & Home TV and Entertainment Tonight Canada. He studied art history as an undergraduate at Queen’s University and worked on his Master’s degree at York University. Recently, Mark returned to the art world as a freelance illustrator and art history teacher at DVSA, where he took his first class when he was just 10 years old. His style is upbeat, informative and fun, embodying his love of design, fashion, food, history and pop culture.



  • BA, Queen’s University
  • MA, York University

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