A furniture design graduate, Marcus began his journalism career writing for publications including Blueprint, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday and Conde Nast Traveller. He launched icon, the international architecture and design magazine, in 2003, and edited the publication until November 2006. In the beginning of 2007 Marcus Fairs (Expert commentator at FutureDesignDays 2005) launched his new blog named Dezeen. Dezeen has ever since been a very active blog site, reporting from every design event that counts. Marcus lives and works in London.