Cindy Kinash is a graphic designer and typographer who’s always had an interest in art and design, even as a young child. When she reached adulthood, Cindy attended the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology to get her degree in Graphic Communications, after which she focused on apparel graphics and t-shirt designs.

Her background in art and illustration gave her a particularly strong inclination toward hand drawn lettering, so when she took to her computer to teach herself typography, that remained her focus as she taught herself a new craft. After finding success with her initial release, Hello I Like You, she pressed forward and further into the world of type design, working under her personal foundry label, Cultivated Mind.

One of Cindy’s most recent releases on YouWorkForThem is Northwoods, a handwritten sans serif font that looks anything but hand drawn. Its lines are crisp and clean, and while sans serifs are rarely crafted by hand, Cindy’s latest work proves that the result can be absolutely stunning.

Northwoods is contemporary and fresh, yet it carries itself with a subdued warmth and overt friendliness. It’s poised and self-assured, two characteristics that lend an element of grace to its strong posture. Northwoods is an especially stylish choice for advertising, magazines, posters, labels, product packaging, branding, and marketing.

Northwoods is available in Thin, UltraLight, Light, Regular, and Bold, with corresponding italics for each weight. Its multilingual support is extensive, covering Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Catalan, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Pan African Latin, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Basic Greek for global accessibility.


Cultivated Mind’s portfolio currently offers 23 products through YouWorkForThem, a brilliant collection of hand-drawn type designs bursting at the seams with character and charm. Check it out and bookmark it so you won’t miss any of Cindy’s upcoming releases!