Nominee, Rising Star, 2013 - Laser Maze
Luke Hooper has been fascinated with design ever since stealing his dad’s tool set shortly after learning to walk! Luke got his start in the toy industry in college when he invented and launched (out of the garage!) Khet: The Laser Game with his professor, Dr. Michael Larson and fellow grad student Del Segura.
A student of mechanical & biomedical engineering, Luke has worked on designs ranging from golf clubs to medical devices through his design group, FACTOR 10. A bit of a serial entrepreneur, he has also co-founded a yoga studio and multiple restaurant concepts.
These wide ranging experiences have given Luke a unique perspective in his design approach that he uses to bring fresh innovations into toy design aiming to inspire curiosity and creativity in children of all ages.