Laser Pegs Employee Profile: Ken – Head Designer

Here are some fun facts about one of our amazing Laser Pegs employees!

We have an amazing team of people here at Laser Pegs who are constantly working hard to create the best possible products for your family to enjoy. We are also lucky enough to bring people onto our team all the time who are truly passionate and enthusiastic about our one-of-a-kind products.

One such employee is our head designer, Ken! Ken is the main designer here at Laser Pegs and is responsible for some of our most favored creations, such as the NFL kit, the mythology kit and many other. He is also creating a super secret Laser Pegs creation that is one of the most unique and creative featured pieces that we have ever done. It’s also one of the largest!

Ken will be displaying this super secret display at Fall Toy Preview on October 1st. The event runs until October 3rd and Ken, along with many other of our Laser Pegs employees, will be in attendance to represent our company. Therefore, if you are going to be attending this much loved toy event, keep an eye out for Ken and his specialty Laser Pegs creation in the lobby of the event!

To help you learn a little more about the amazing people we have working at Laser Pegs, here is a Laser Pegs Employee Profile on our head designer, Ken:

1. What was it that attracted to you to Laser Pegs and made you want to join their team? How long have you been a Laser Peg teammate? 

I’ve been with Laser Pegs for a year and 8 months. I’ve always loved building things, and I was a big fan of LEGO as a kid. Also, I’ve been good friends with Rob (head of the design department) since 1992! To read more about Rob’s role at Laser Pegs, read his employee profile!

2. What is your main role as a designer? 

I build new models and create instructions for them. I also come up with new themes and ideas for our products, new ways to use Laser Pegs, and I coordinate with our factory in China  for product testing.

3. What is your favorite toy or kit made by Laser Pegs? Why?

My favorite kit is The Mythology Kit (which I designed) because it is a combination of both history and education!

4. What was your favorite toy to play with as a child? Why?

I really liked Transformers because you could create two or three things out of one toy. For instance, you could build both a vehicle and a robot, so it was the best of both worlds.

5. If you could make any animal or figure into a Laser Pegs model, what would you most like to create? Why?

I think I would like to create a Rhino because they are a perfect mix of size and speed. They are kind of graceful , and not “like a bull in a china shop.”

6. What is a fun fact about yourself that you think Laser Pegs fans would be interested to know?

I  like to customize cars and I am also very into racing. I participate in  different events like “time attacks,” “auto cross” and “drifting.” I am also on the Autism spectrum and have Asperger’s Syndrome. (Side note: Laser Pegs are a great toy for children who fall on the Autism spectrum and provide many benefits for them!)

We are so lucky to have someone on our team like Ken who is such an amazing designer. Do you have any more questions for Rob about being a Head Designer? Be sure to leave them in the comments below! Also stay tuned for more Laser Pegs Employee Profiles that feature more of our amazing team members!