Joshua & Theresa Wegner
Josh: Creator / Graphic design / artist / Game Developer
Joshua- husband of Theresa and father of 4, created Animo as a Christmas gift for his kids after observing how they interacted with, memorized, and shared other trading cards. Since he created Animo in 2016, Josh has been the lead character, concepts, game developer, and card designer. He currently fulfills each order by hand and prays for the kids who will be receiving them prior to mailing each one out. He loves tacos, hockey, Zelda, his family, and Jesus (but not in that order).
theresa: Parenting / devotional material / Social Media / customer care
As a mother of 4, Theresa understands that an invaluable part of the Animo cards is found in the interaction with kids and parents. Her primary role on the Animo team, is to maximize it's potential as a parenting and outreach tool- to help kids recognize harmful habits and make better choices with regards to kindness and compassion through the application of the scripture. Also, Theresa was the lead developer on the game version "Hide It In Your Heart", in order to provide a game that could be enjoyed by everyone in the family together- including novice or younger gamers!
sales / marketing / game development
Joshua joined the Animo team, roughly a year after it's creation (when it was called PocketPets) in order to help develop, refine, and play-test the game "Sharpen Your Sword" with Josh Wegner. Josh is a family man (wife and 3 kids), sport lover, and game fanatic. Best friends with Josh Wegner since childhood, the two have finally decided to channel their collective forces for the good of mankind (or rather, child-kind). With the game rules and play testing finalized, Josh has taken on a sales and marketing role and strives to help promote and teach the game "Sharpen Your Sword" and plans to host some live "How To Play" events in the near future.
Baygent Baker an artist desiring to capture the beauty of God’s creation in her work. She hopes that people will stop, and enjoy the little joys of life all around them when they see one of her pieces. Baygent finds inspiration in the still, calm moments of life.
She resides in Louisiana with her amazing husband and three beautiful children.
You can check her artwork out on Facebook and Instagram @baygentfineart
Meg is a middle school anime artist prodigy, who has created 6 intriguing Animo characters for our collection.
Characters Created: Vix, Vineon, Opalus, Snaggon, Croaken, and Ragdelen.
Jennifer is an established artist and teacher. Being the supportive sister of Joshua Wegner, she has kindly donated some of her beautiful original artwork for use in the game.
You can find more of her artwork here.
Characters Created: Tuttle and Grillascape
Artwork Contributions: Good News (Story Card), Baby King (Story Card)
The Fall- Created by Lauren Faulkner
Lauren is a college freshman who has been nationally recognized already for her art. She attends the College for Creative Studies on an art scholarship where she continues to grow her talent.
To see more of Lauren’s art, visit her Instagram page @laurenfalkner.7
Artwork Contributions: The Fall, Line in the Sand, The Runaway, The Last Meal and The Empty Tomb