Who is Shaun McBride?
Better known as "Shonduras," Shaun McBride, is an American digital artist, "Snapchatter," "YouTuber," and entrepreneur. The owner of the e-sports team 'Spacestation Gaming,' Shaun is regarded as one of the first 'Snapchat' celebrities in the world. Over the years, he has displayed his incredible skills in turning random life incidents into 'Snapchat' stories. He also chronicles his daily adventures on his 'YouTube' channel. Shaun has worked with several media and entertainment companies as a creative advisor. He has won the honor of the ‘Snapchatter of the Year’ and has also earned a spot on the 'Forbes 30 Under 30' list.
Shaun always had an inclination toward digital art. However, as a child, he always dreamt of becoming a skateboarder and of owning a skate shop. He succeeded in turning his childhood dream into reality through his first business venture, a skate shop in Ogden, Utah. He earned huge success as a snowboard sales representative, which led him to start an online jewelry boutique. Shaun ran that boutique through 'Facebook.' As an online entrepreneur, Shaun learned a lot about social media and its power.
Soon, Shaun developed an interest in creating finger-painting videos, which he later posted on his 'Snapchat' account. The account was created in 2014 and now has over 140 thousand followers. He would often send some of his finger paintings to his sisters who were in school then. Shaun's videos caught the attention of many of his sisters’ friends, and he became popular as a digital artist in his social circle. His popularity received a boost after one of his initial videos of a sketch of an old lady with rainbow hair, which Shaun turned into a pony, became viral on 'Snapchat.' That was when Shaun’s 'Snapchat' fan base started to grow and he became a full-time "Snapchatter." He also polished his skills further and could turn almost any daily life incident into a 'Snapchat' story. The turning point of his career was when he was approached by 'Disney.'
Shaun was riding a ski lift in Colorado when he got a call from 'Disney.' They approached him to do a 'Snapchat' story for them. Shaun visited 'Disney World' and created a 'Snapchat' story for a ‘Frozen’ event. In the story, Shaun tracked the character ‘Olaf’ through the park. The 'Snapchat' video was highly appreciated by 'Disney,' and Shaun was listed as one of their digital art creators.
Following this, Shaun was approached by brands such as 'AT&T,' 'Samsung,' 'Google,' 'Red Bull,' 'Taco Bell,' and 'MLS.'
In November 2013, Shaun laid the foundation of his marketing and advertising company, 'Shonduras Inc.' The title originated from his online pseudonym, “Shonduras,” which is a combination of the first letter of his name and the country Honduras, where Shaun lived earlier.
Four years later, in June, Shaun became the owner of 'Spacestation Gaming,' a company dealing in e-sports, marketing, social-media management, and content creation. Headquartered in Clearfield, Utah, 'Spacestation Gaming' is known for competing professionally in many popular videos games such as 'Playerunknown's Battleground,' 'Smite,' 'Hearthstone,' 'Heroes of the Storm,' 'Brawlhalla,' and 'Vainglory.' Shaun co-owns 'Spacestation Integrations,' a branch of 'Spacestation Gaming.' The company’s headquarters are in Layton, Utah, and it specializes in influential marketing, brand integration, social-media advertising, and online campaigns.
Earlier that year, in March 2017, Shaun signed a one-year contract with 'Viacom' as their creative strategy consultant for 'Viacom Velocity,' its marketing and branded-content conglomerate. His prime task was to produce original and branded content, to provide consulting services on 'Viacom's' advertisement campaigns, and to develop strategies that would help 'Velocity' grow on social-media platforms and utilize new-age technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality.
Shaun started his journey with 'Viacom' as their special social correspondent for 'MTV’s' 'Woodies Awards' at the ‘South by Southwest’ (SXSW) conference. Shaun's next 'Viacom' project was to create a story from the shoot of the TV show ‘Adam Carolla & Friends Build Stuff Live’ on 'Spike' (now 'Paramount Network') and to distribute it through his social-media accounts.
Shaun has been part of a few acting projects, too. He made his acting debut with the 2014 TV series 'What's Inside?' He then appeared in the comedy 'Studio C' as a special guest. He was also part of the 2017 documentary 'Through Our Lenses: A Snapchat Made Documentary.' Shaun is also active on 'YouTube.' He has collaborated with a few "YouTubers" and "Snapchatters" such as Casey Neistat and Devin Supertramp. Shaun’s 'YouTube' channel now has over a million subscribers. In the popular video segment 'Make My Monday,' Shaun completes the dares that are sent by his fans every Monday. He was also part of ‘Snapchat's’ first original series, ‘SnapperHero.’
Much before Shaun began his career on social media, he volunteered for 'Missionary, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.' He has worked toward securing disaster and humanitarian relief, from July 2006 to July 2008, when he lived in Honduras.
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Shaun was the first "Snapchatter" to work with the talent agency ‘GrapeStory.' He was nominated in 'The Best Snapchatter’ category of the 7th annual 'Shorty Awards.' At the 5th annual 'Streamy Awards,’ Shaun was nominated for both the ‘Best Snapchat Storyteller’ and the 'Best Short Form Creativity.’
His contribution to ‘SnapperHero’ won Shaun the 'Streamy Award' for the 'Best Short Form Creativity.' He also won the 'Snapchat Storyteller' award at the 5th and the 6th annual 'Streamy Awards.' In 2016, Shaun won the 'Ghostie Award' for the ‘Snapchatter of the Year.'
He is one of the first celebrity “Snapchatters” in the world and has earned a spot on the 2017 'Forbes 30 Under 30' list in the category of marketing and advertising.
Shaun was born on July 7, 1987, in West Point. Utah. He has six sisters who played a crucial role in helping him start his career as a "Snapchatter."
Shaun attended 'Weber State University' in 2009. He graduated in 2013 with a major in the study of specialized sales, merchandizing, and marketing operations.
Shaun is married to Jenny McBride, a part-time ultrasound technician. The couple is blessed with two adorable children. Their daughter, Adley, was born on August 6, 2015, and their son, Niko, was born on June 7, 2018. Adley owns a 'YouTube' channel that is managed by Shaun. Shaun now lives with his family in Syracuse, Utah.
Shaun is mostly seen wearing a cap, hat, or bandana, whenever he is outside home. He prefers simple food such as cereals and hot dogs. He enjoys travel and adventures.