Designing a creative future

Two students in the BOCES Internet Application Design class sit side by side at work on a computer.
Kody Lieb (right) is the first student in our Internet Application Design program to earn a prestigious Adobe certification. Students in this program become skilled in the use of professional, industry-standard software and develop a working knowledge of design theory and practice. Working individually and in teams, students plan and implement projects as they will out in the workforce.

Kody Lieb, who aspires to a career in digital media and graphic design, is the first student in our Internet Application Design program to earn a prestigious Adobe certification.

“This designation signifies an expertise that colleges often award credits for and makes job candidates more marketable,” said Internet Application Design Teacher Barb Gorbaty. To earn the Adobe certification, a person must demonstrate professional-level skills and expertise in three or more Adobe design programs.

Lieb is planning to attend Hudson Valley Community College next year to study digital media.  Ultimately, he hopes to pursue a four-year degree and launch a career in graphic design.

“I want to be a graphic artist because it’s fun and it allows you to express yourself,” he said.

Lieb credits his coursework and teachers in the Albany Career and Technical School for getting him college and career ready.