About Us

Visual Country is a creative production partner to global brands and the agencies that support them. Headquartered in Manhattan, our company creates short-form video and digital content experiences that delight and engage users across any device or platform.

We provide end-to-end production services spanning social, in-store display, out-of-home, broadcast TV, digital ad space, website, and point-of-purchase, and employs a combination of live-action, stop-motion, and 2D animation, often all within the same clip.

Our team of videographers, photographers, illustrators, choreographers, master crafters, sound designers, editors, stylists and animators combine the latest technologies with handmade touches and have earned our company over 23 major advertising awards, including a Cannes Lion, 4A’s O’Toole Award, and Art Directors Award.

Meet Our Team

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Meagan CignoliFounder & Creative Director

When social video first came to mobile through Vine, Meagan’s unique visual approach quickly amassed a loyal following, the attention of major brands and the founding of her own creative production agency, Visual Country. She has since been named Digital Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hubbies and top 100 Creative by Ad Week.

Amber LeeCEO, Partner

Amber Lee has an extensive history driving strategy and growth for startups. Prior to joining Meagan Cignoli, Amber launched eBay’s same day delivery, eBay Now, on the east coast. Lee previously founded the website Join Bklyn, and Creative Agency Bklyn Haus and held various management position since graduating from Richard Ivey School of Business.

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Michael PoppDirector

Michael Popp is a Brooklyn based photographer. Michael has been battling Leukemia for the past year, he credits this experience for 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, and So-EN among others. When not shooting, he can be found skateboarding, cycling, snowboarding, and screenprinting.

Effie SperidakosAssociate Creative Director

Effie is a Brooklyn-based art director with an insatiable curiosity, and an equally insatiable appetite for chocolate. Through culturally-inspired digital content and an upbeat aesthetic, she’s helped clients like Adidas, NARS, and Bloomingdales elevate their visual brand. After hours, she shoots street scenes, perfects long headstands, and cooks up her family’s secret Greek recipes.

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Chelsea LeeDirector

Chelsea Lee joined Visual Country at its inception in 2013 and has written, shot, and produced videos for a diverse clients including, eBay, Benefit Cosmetics, Diet Coke, T- mobile and Toni & Guy. She also specializes in sound editing, set design and dance. Chelsea holds a BFA from Ryerson University (Canada) and is an established dancer and choreographer.

Jack ClarksonProducer

Jack Clarkson is an Ohio native currently residing in Brooklyn. As a producer, he has produced a diverse range of narrative and commercial work for numerous brands and studios. Jack has prided himself on making emotionally engaging, thought-provoking and artfully crafted content throughout his career. He approaches every project with an acute focus on the interconnectivity of the world around us. He’s always looking for new stories to tell and new ways to tell stories. When he’s not creating, he can be found proclaiming the greatness of Lebron James to friends and strangers.

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Aisha HatterAccount Director

Aisha Hatter is a Type A learning to cool it in Brooklyn. Combining her strategic mind with a flair for the dramatic, Aisha specializes in project management, sales, communication, social media and branded content creation. She has 4+ years of experience in the digital media industry, and 1 year experience being her dog’s momager.

Tucker BarrieDirector

Not long after leaving his native Midwest roots, Tucker climbed the ranks of the L.A. animation scene working on numerous award-winning series and features. Most recently, he spent some time in London animating on Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs.’ Now residing in Brooklyn, Tucker is proud to join the VC team. He aims to merge East and West coast aesthetics to produce refreshingly engaging and refined branded content. Tucker can be found patting sawdust from his clothes walking to the nearest neighborhood coffee shop to refuel for the next big project.

Samuel ShumwayFabricator

Samuel is an animator, fabricator and paper artist in Queens, NY. He’s worked with a number of children’s media companies including Nickelodeon and HarperCollins to create social content. When he’s not making paper meals for Instagram, he can be found reading among his many cats or looking for street parking.

Anna OutridgeCreative/Illustrator

Hailing from Newcastle Australia, Anna is a New York based Illustrator. Anna is a graduate at Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. Her work is inspired by childhood nostalgia and the appreciation for all things weird and wonderful. In addition she enjoys spending time with her wiener dog Alfonso, watching B grade reality TV shows and eating grilled cheese.

Maya MargolinaDirector

Maya Margolina is an Uzbekistan born director, editor and music supervisor who has worked on commercials, branded and editorial content for web and broadcast with industry leading clients like Mercedes-Benz, L’Oréal, Walgreens and Lancôme. Maya played a pivotal role in founding and running video departments for media companies such as Glossier, Condé Nast Publications and Allure Magazine. In addition to directing and conceptualizing viral videos, Maya work features celebrities like Heidi Klum, Lupita Nyong’o, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Tyra Banks, Amanda Seyfried, Taylor Hill, and Teyana Taylor. Wobble Palace, a feature film music supervised by her was applauded by New York Times Critic and can be streamed on iTunes.

Peter CoteDirector

Peter Cote is a director and cinematographer who has worked on commercials, brand installations and activations. He combines his array of technical production skills with custom crafted rigs. He fuses his talents and experience to become a visual engineer. Many times he is challenged to create visuals for which the tools don’t exist. So he builds custom tools or rigs specific to the needs of the project. He has led and contributed to projects for Nike, MGM, Levi’s, MTV, Facebook, Nickelodeon, and more.


Want to make a great production team even greater? Think you’ve got what it takes to pursue a career at our company? Take a look at our open positions to apply.

At Visual Country, we have the most talented creators on our team, helping to produce our world-class content, shooting innovative videos using the latest technologies and delivering unparalleled value for our business partners.