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Vince Tarango

Owner and Principal Lighting Designer, Vince has over 14 years experience in the Electrical and Lighting Design Industry both domestic and abroad. With a background in Fine Art and Electrical Construction, he brings a unique approach that is practical, purposeful and artistic. Vince is a professional member of the IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers), IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) and a Member of the Community Advisory Council to Lightfair.

Prior to founding LFA Lighting Design Vince worked as a specifications sales representative, Senior Designer within an internationally recognized architectural lighting design firm and project manager for a commercial electrical contractor. Vince’s knowledge of commerce, electrical construction, and design combined with an artist’s awareness of light and space has proven to be invaluable to LFA’s growing repeat clientele. 

Vince Tarango is a native to the central coast of California and a graduate of UCSB with a degree in Fine Arts.


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Heather Smith

With over 14 years of professional practice with award winning architectural lighting design firms in Atlanta and Los Angeles, Heather’s experience covers a diverse range of project types including resorts, corporate office towers, museums, luxury custom residences, convention centers, exterior streetscapes, houses of worship, medical, university and library facilities.  

Heather brings a unique background and skill set to her lighting design work at LFA.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a specific concentration in lighting design.  Her design background and professional experience enable her to quickly grasp the context of a project, conceive the “big idea” and provide creative lighting solutions. 

Heather utilizes her diverse project knowledge, positive energy and prodigious work ethic to successfully collaborate with an extensive network of architects and design team members. Heather is inspired by the richness and variety of different cultures - their history, people, landscapes, arts, and architecture - provide inspiration for her everyday design work.