King Minos hired Daedalus because he wanted the mythical creature called Minotaur to be imprisoned in a complicated Labyrinth and make sure it won't escape. He hired Daedalus because he knew for a fact that, he is very knowledgeable when it comes to architectural creations like such. He trusted his wit and he was satisfied with the Labyrinth built by Daedalus.
Daedalus created the labyrinth & that fact tells he is smart and truly a son of the wisdom goddess Athena . Another action he created wings for him and his son to escape in the labyrinth that tells that he is determine a creative.