Jordan Kirtley is an artist and designer native to Wichita. Jordan graduated from Wichita State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and a minor in entrepreneurship. Since January 2015, she has held various roles at KMUW, the first being graduate student intern and the most recent being Marketing Manager. More casually she is known as KMUW’s “in-house artist,” having designed the latest iteration of the KMUW logo and the graphics for KMUW’s many podcasts and programs. Her favorite design thus far is a tie between My Fellow Kansans and Hindsight: Looking Back on 100 Years of Women's Suffrage.
Jordan was offered the opportunity to write and voice a limited-run commentary in March 2020. Next Best Thing highlights ways to say connected under stay-at-home orders, with a focus on local community connections. Her management of the station's website, KMUW.org, received second place from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in 2020 along with Nadya Faulx, Beth Golay and Hugo Phan.
In her freetime, Jordan likes to make artwork with whatever currently strikes her fancy (she’s been a printmaker, painter, weaver, digital illustrator, collager, muralist). She’s currently pursuing, albeit slowly, an animation degree through WSU’s Media Arts program. Her artwork has been exhibited at CityArts, Wichita State University, Friends University and Mark Arts. She serves on the volunteer alliance for WSU’s Ulrich Museum of Art.