JAVIER SALAZAR / CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Award-winning director, IP creator, and showrunner, with a proven track record of 20+ years creating, producing, and delivering animated series, commercials, and TV promos.
Salazar started drawing comics at 4, and he never stopped. He studied advertising, TV production, and scriptwriting. He polished those skills for years working as an advertising copywriter, senior producer, and TV creative director, until one day in 2005 when he finally decided to fulfill his childhood dream of creating his own cartoons.
That day BANZAI was born.
For the last 16 years, Salazar has led the creation, writing, and art direction of countless content and service work projects, putting together eclectic teams of talented professionals and leading them towards a common goal. He has directed more than 200 episodes of animated series, a documentary series, and two multi-awarded stop motion short films.
Salazar is also a proud father, an amateur samurai, and a not-so-talented guitar player.
And he keeps on drawing every day.