When social video first came to mobile phones through Vine and then Instagram, Meagan set aside a successful photography career to dive in headfirst. Her unique visual approach to those mediums quickly amassed a large and loyal following, drew the attention of brands, and won numerous awards (Cannes Lion, 4A’s O’Toole Award, Art Directors Award, a gold Andy, London International Awards, and others).
Today, over one million people follow Meagan on social media… but more than just a social media influencer, Meagan had the foresight three years ago to start her own creative production agency, Visual Country, with her partner and ex-Ebayer, Amber Lee. The company that began in her Brooklyn apartment now counts Google, Coca Cola, Nike, Tiffany & Co, Twitter, and hundreds of other major brands as clients.
Cignoli was named Digital Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hubbies (2014) and top 100 Creative by Ad Week (2015). She was also recently featured in Time Magazine, Wired magazine and in the PBS documentary, Frame by Frame, as an expert in stop motion.
Amber Lee has an extensive history driving strategy and growth for startups within tech and advertising.
Prior to joining Meagan Cignoli, Amber launched eBay’s same day delivery service, eBay Now, on the east coast, managing operations and strategy for the service.
Lee previously founded the website Join Bklyn, and Creative Agency Bklyn Haus and held various management positions at Tremor Video, Oddcast, and InBev since graduating in 2007 from the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada.
Michael Popp is a Brooklyn based photographer focusing on portraiture and subject- focused work. Michael’s intent is to ‘shoot interesting people everyday.’ Michael has been battling Leukemia for the past year, he credits this experience for obviously not only changing his life, but increasing the passion he puts in his practice.
Michael’s work has been featured in Vogue, Interior Design Magazine, Dwell, IdN, Garden Design, Nylon, Canadian House & Home, CBS, Remodelista, Archinect, and So-EN among others. When not shooting, he can be found skateboarding, cycling, snowboarding, screenprinting – or, as he says simply, living.