Micky Jordan is a Black Southerner transmasculine and queer graphic designer born in Florida but currently lives in Durham, NC. Micky has spent ten years developing and growing his graphic design and communications skills with organizations and campaigns that are intersectional and justice-oriented: through his current role as a Junior Graphic Designer at National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), his 7-year relationship with Southerners on New Ground (SONG) from Organizing Fellow to Communications Director; as the graphic designer for Nicole Townsend’s Asheville City Council run; and as an instructor for Social Movement Technologies (SMT)’s Graphic Design Apprenticeship for Organizers in 2019 & 2021.
As an artist from the South, Micky uses his skills for organizations that align with his values for justice and liberation and transforming communities' lived conditions across race, class, immigration status, and gender. He takes pride in being able to tell the stories of our campaigns and multi-racial membership through visuals and messaging. While Micky didn’t initially go to school for design, he taught himself much of what he knew and recently went back to design at Sessions College to develop his skills further. Micky fundamentally believes that art and culture are essential for our movements. Good identity design & storytelling should showcase the organization's values, give the audience a chance to see themselves, shift culture, and move the base into action. In his free time, he hosts a podcast called Taking TV Too Seriously with his cohost Michelle and enjoys hanging out with his friends and his dog.
Micky believes that art can open the door to make liberation in our lifetime a reality. In his approach to both graphic design & communications, he believes the experiences of impacted communities must always be centered. Good identity design & storytelling should showcase the values of the organization, give the audience a chance to see themselves, shift culture, and move the base into action.