McDonald Predelus holds a Masters in Mass Communication with a specialization in Art Direction from Florida International University and Miami Ad School. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising with a minor in Management from the University of West Florida.
His career in creative advertising began in 2009 where he worked at Saatchi & Saatchi and studied under creatives such as Gerry Graff. McDonald accepted a role as an Art Director at Tribal DDB New York creating and developing digital campaigns for NFL Fantasy Football, Reebok, H&R, and Audi USA.
McDonald went on to work at J. Walter Thompson. After a year at JWT, McDonald freelanced for agencies such as Grey, Ogilvy, McGarrybowen, Wieden + Kennedy, and Organic BBDO. During that time, he founded Ghostskate New York, a community-based skate brand/organization that provides New York skaters the means to grow their skateboarding skills through local skate events. Ghostskate also offered sponsorship opportunities for skaters aged 14-17 years old.
Soon after, he started full time at Momentum Worldwide, where he created award-winning experiential activations for American Express and Verizon.
The Chicago Journey
McDonald worked at Razorfish before the agency merged and then went on to work at Havas and later went on to work as an ACD working at We Are Unlimited on McDonald's. McDonald Predelus is currently an Associate Creative Director at Fluent360 on the Jim Beam, Makers Mark, and U.S Army and AARP accounts.