He believes that to be successful, creative must advance a company’s objective – not just its ego.

Meet Kevin Fullerton, a creative director who believes creative isn’t the end-all, be-all. He’s a communicator first. An artist second. That mind-set serves him well.

During the past 20 years, he held a variety of positions all offering him increasing responsibility and experience. From designer to art director and finally creative director, he helped mold young companies and their brands. Each post prepared him for, and propelled him toward, the leap he ultimately took in 2006 when he opened Springboard Creative, dedicated to launching small business brands.

Now at the controls, Kevin has the opportunity to shape his own business. In doing so, he lives and works according to one word: Mono o’i’o. It’s Hawaiian for “believe.”

Once you know more about him, you’ll be a believer, too.

Learn more about Kevin:
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Entrepreneur
   > Instrumental in opening the Kansas City offices of two former
      employers
   > Established graphics department for national
      telecommunications company
   > Transformed small production shop into full-service,
      11-person creative department

Teacher
   > Kansas City Art Institute (part-time), since 2007
   > College Yearbook Workshop & Idea Forum, since 2001

Mentor
   > Mass Communications Professional Advisory Council,
      Northwest Missouri State University, since 1995
      (received Mass Communications Service Award, 2005)
   > Graphic Design Advisory Board, Johnson County Community
      College, since 2008
   > Professional adviser, advertising campaigns class, Northwest
      Missouri State University, since 2005
   > Professional mentor, AAF–Kansas City scholarship winner

Speaker
   > College Media Advisors national conference
   > Associated Collegiate Press national conference
   > College Yearbook Workshop and Idea Forum, Keynote
   > National Scholastic Press Association national conference
   > Livestock Publications Council national conference
   > Kansas Scholastic Press Association conference, Featured
   > Advanced Graphic Design, University of Missouri–Kansas City
   > Advanced Design, Northwest Missouri State University
   > Media Design, Northwest Missouri State University
   > Ad Club, Northwest Missouri State University
   > Interactive Digital Media, Northwest Missouri State University
   > Career Day, AAF–Kansas City
   > Career Day, Harmon High School
   > Dreams 2 Reality Luncheon, Wyandotte High School    > Advertising, Grandview High School

Volunteer
   > Art+Copy Club, since 2001
       - Member of the Year, 2007
       - President, 2006-2008
       - Board of Directors, since 2005
   > American Advertising Federation-Kansas City, 2001-present
       - Member of the Year, 2008
       - ADDY Judging Committee, since 2005
       - Board of Directors and Executive Board, 2006-2008
       - Kansas City Awareness Initiative, 2007 and 2008
   > Judge, Outlet Awards, Northwest Arkansas Art Director's Club,
   > Judge, Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City
   > Judge, Student ADDYs, AAF-KC
   > Judge, ADDYs, St. Joseph, MO