Pawsonify exists to enliven the relationships between pets and their geeky humans. We seek out beloved anime and games, capture the spirit of those stories and characters in our designs, and transform them into comfortable and durable pet accessories that your pet can wear every day. Our team of pet lovers works out of a small production facility in California where virtually all of our products are assembled on site.
Vensy was a veteran of the cosplay world as a model and high-end costume designer when on a trip to Japan she fell in love with the country’s beautiful, elaborate pet collars. Thus began her vision to merge her love of animals with her love of anime and video games. With a sewing machine and a small work desk in her parents’ apartment, Vensy started making her first cat collars in 2018 and Pawsonify was born. She is the lead designer, product manager, and overall creative leader for the company. A dedicated cat mom, Vensy provides her two Scottish folds with homegrown catnip. Yes, it’s the good stuff.
A long time brand leader at Riot Games, Kevin now runs the business side of Pawsonify. He loves connecting brands with enthusiastic communities, having done so for League of Legends, Disneyland, Dreamworks, and Tony Hawk, and is excited to do this with anime-loving pet lovers. Kevin is a habitual cat fosterer and compulsive dog pic upvoter.
April met Vensy back in 2008 when they both cosplayed Yoko Littner at Anime Expo. Their friendship grew during their very brief careers as Maid Cafe maids and years later April pitched in at Pawsonify’s first con in 2018. Today she brings her wealth of fabrication, customer service, and QA experience to Pawsonify. She last worked on Aion and Call of Duty. Press F. (Fun fact: April grew up the daughter of what some would call a “crazy cat lady” who at one point had 27 cats!)
Frances has spent nearly a decade in the anime industry first at Good Smile Company US and then at SPJA/Anime Expo. Today she also does manufacturing and distribution at Pawsonify. Her love of dogs started when 7 year old Frances convinced her parents to adopt a stray mini-schnauzer who had wandered into their yard. Frances is also an avid figure collector with a collection of over 900 anime figurines and recently got married in an anime themed wedding with a reception featuring a different canon OTP at each table.