About Sal Bolaños 👦🏽

Sal Bolaños is an award winning creative director with a proven track record in design strategy, UX, UI Design, product development, management and marketing. He currently is the Design Director of Product at TransUnion and is tasked with leading, inspiring, and building the design practice while implementing research approaches for delivering human-centered solutions for their consumer products.

For ten years, Sal has lent his expertise in UX, creative direction and marketing to businesses across North America, working with companies like Lettuce Entertainment, Kemper Insurance, HYATT, Discover Financial Services, Grainger, Wilson Sporting Goods, Beam Suntory, LEGO, Crock-Pot, MAZDA, Eddie Bauer and Unilever.

In his downtime, Sal loves drinking red wine 🍷 with his wife and friends, rooting for his beloved hometown Chicago teams the White Sox and the Bulls, and staying in shape 🏋 so he can keep eating sweets every night. 🙂

Awards & Honors 🏆
2019 – WEBBY Honoree – Social How-To DIY
Mirum: (Creative Director) – “Unilever AXE Start His Journey”
Mirum: (Creative Director) – “Unilever AXE Start His Journey”
2018 – InVision APP Design Leadership Forum: A global community for design leaders with the mission to to advance the practice of design leadership by fostering a community where the world’s best can learn from one another. We strive to make the Forum inclusive and relevant to those confronting the challenges of leading design teams. This community is made of 400 people from all around the world.
2018 – JWT High Potential award ’18 (only 50 selected RECIPIENTS from over 12,000 employees)
2017 – Shopper Marketing EFFIE Award – OMNI-CHANNEL SHOPPER EXPERIENCE (Silver)
Mirum: (Digital ACD) – “Unilever Hellmann’s “Strangewich Challenge”
2016 – Shopper Marketing EFFIE Award – SHOPPER EXPERIENCE (Gold)
LunchBox: (Digital Art director) – “CVS Love Your Skin Platform”
2016 – Shopper Marketing EFFIE Award – MANUFACTURER SHOPPER SOLUTION (Bronze)
LunchBox: ACD (Art) – “Publix Best Meals Happen At Home Platform”
2015 – HBA Vendor of the Year
LunchBox: ACD (Art) – “Dollar General” All Access Beauty Hub” –
2011 – Top Designers of 2011
The Creative Group
Published work/content 📚
2021: Fail Faster Podcast – (Episode 198) A collaborative culture leads to great products that are inclusive (Apple Podcast) (Spotify)
2021: START IT UP – What Product Leaders Can Take Away from this Four-Year Trump Product Experiment
2021: MEDIUM – Long Distance UX Relationships During The Pandemic
2018: PRINT MAG – Strategic Implications from Walmart.com’s Redesign
2018: MEDIUM – Thank you experience 
2015: Pluralsight – Developing UX for an iOS Social Media App
2013: lux and concord – featured Photography for ABC’s Bachelor feature 😁
Active Side Projects 🎗
START IT UP – Business publication on Medium – Writer & Contributor
UX Collective – The largest Design publication on Medium – Writer & Contributor
Scclr.org – Vice President and Volunteer Marketer & Creative
xelhaescueladedanza.org– Volunteer Marketer & Creative
To see a resume please email Sal directly at ChavaB4228@gmail.com
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Repost from @jwtworldwide @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost This week, we will be featuring three JWT employees from across the globe who are part of our HiP Club Class of 2018. Starting us off is Sal Bolanos, “Empathetic. Balanced. Strong Willed. I’m Sal Bolanos, Creative Director at Mirum Chicago. On my first day at the 2018 NYC HiP week, I experienced a day of personal bliss and reflection for being a part of this opportunity. I was able to step away from my computer and breathe in the cold NYC spring air.” ✍️: @sbolanos88 / Mirum Chicago #WeAreJWT #HiPs #highpotentials #balanced #empathetic #nyc #newyork #visiting #exploring #breaks

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