Tino Vargas
Senior Industrial Designer
Tino Vargas Earning a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Tech University, Tino's major was Mechanical Design Engineering with a minor in Industrial Product Design. He has also recently attended the Lighting Research Center for Solid State Lighting - LED Lighting Institute in Troy New York.

Tino comes to us with a vast background in industrial product design & mechanical design engineering, well versed in all facets of product design and manufacturing. With over 25 years experience in product design, his accomplishment as a mechanical designer range from electro-mechanical precision packaging designs for the aerospace & computer industries, to lighting, seating & office furnishing products.

Tino has extensive lighting fixture design & manufacturing experience, both indoor and outdoor. He has produced work for Lightolier, SPI, Focal Point, Alpha, Specialty Lighting and Jordan Mozer & Associates Architectural Firm in Chicago.

He has also become a specialist in large scale public area lighting fixtures designed for the hospitality industry, through iWorks (formally International Ironworks) & Hallmark Collective (formally Hallmark Lighting). You can find Tino's fixture designs throughout the United States and abroad, with several large scale designs here in Las Vegas, at the Bellagio, Venetian, Cosmopolitan, Wynn, and others. Fixture designs ranging from 4000 Lb 20'-diameter chandeliers to small table lamps… incorporating incandescent, halogen, HID, fluorescent/CFL, LED & fiber-optic image & light transmission, whatever is required to meet the desired aesthetics as well as applicable US & European standards.

Tino is a major asset to our design team, joining Shop12 in August of 2013. Tino's technical expertise in public area lighting and fixture design, plus his uncompromising attention to detail reinforces and completes our design team.