Think. Create. Launch.

Let us help you become extraordinary. We are a full-service design agency dedicated to helping our clients establish impressive identities through various forms of visual media. What do you want to be? We don’t just hear you — we listen — and build for you an effective plan that works best for YOU.


Russ Edwards

Russ Edwards   |   President & Creative Director

Born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, Russ could only do one thing with his marketing and design expertise: share it with the community he loves. And he has by founding Active8 Communications, spending more than two decades building brands, designing compelling websites and creating strategic marketing campaigns with multimedia outputs to help the businesses around him grow.

He has a knack for artistic and effective design. He has a hardworking, relentless drive to deliver what customers want and especially what they need. It’s more than a transaction, more than business — it’s a relationship. And it’s one Russ truly enjoys building.

Russ is a proud alumnus of the University of North Alabama and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. If you try to call and he doesn’t pick up, he may be out hunting. He’ll be in touch soon. In the meantime, connect with him on LinkedIn.

Stacie Turner

Stacie Turner  Senior Designer

Stacie is a graphic and web designer with over 10 years of experience collaborating with marketing specialists and designers for international enthusiast brands. She is a dedicated, creative thinker seeking constant improvement of typography and design trends. Her excellent time management skills, attention to detail and organization make her a valuable team member. Stacie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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Amber Cornett

Amber Cornett  Graphic Designer

Amber is a graphic designer with experience in both print and digital media. While her main area of focus is Illustrating, she also has worked in Marketing and Social Media Management. In her free time she enjoys traveling, watching movies, and watercolor. Amber holds a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from Troy University.

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Jennifer Edwards

Jennifer Edwards  AR & Contracts Manager

Jennifer is responsible for several functions at Active8. With 15 years of administrative, contract management and customer support experience, she is an integral part of the team. She has a degree in Elementary Education from Athens State University. When not in the office she spends her off-time raising four beautiful children.