Creating a better you.

Northwest Institute of Type & Design was established to fill the void in current design education. With too much emphasis on the technical aspects of the applications, we noticed the basics were being neglected. Our programs focus on solid layout principles, proper lettering and font design along with teaching designers how to communicate better with their clients. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned veteran, we’ll give you the skills you need to improve your game. We’re all about creating a better you.

Chuck Davis

Founder

Chuck began his career as a published cartoonist while still in high school, eventually moving on to sign painting and then web design. Chuck created his first font as an experiment in 1998 and was hooked. Shortly thereafter, he founded Letterhead Fonts in order to offer unique, vintage typefaces to other professionals.

Patrick Kalange

Instructor

Patrick first picked up a brush at the age of 8 and quickly developed a love for painting. Later, after studying Illustration at Boise State University, he began a career as a professional illustrator and chalkboard artist. He is currently the Project Director at Letterhead Fonts. View his illustration work here.

Charles Borges

Instructor

Charles has been surrounded by letters and signs his entire life. His father had worked as a sign painter while his mother was a commercial lettering artist. His uncle owned a sign shop and it was there at age 22, that Charles began his lettering career working as an apprentice. Charles has done custom lettering work for the US Navy, American Greetings, NBC, Crystal Geyser, Publix, Del Monte and many others. See his fonts here.