The goal of the Dorman High School Digital Art and Design program is to provide students with a solid foundation in skills, concepts, techniques, and artistry that will allow them to further pursue their own goals in college and/or on their own as an entrepreneur.
The program was founded in 2014 by Austin Baker. A graduate of Wofford College and the University of South Carolina, Baker became interested in photography after taking a Photoshop class. He would go on to work for his college newspaper and yearbook, along with the admissions and athletics departments, and he also interned with both local photographers and at a newspaper in Juneau, Alaska. After college, he continued working as a freelancer, covering weddings and events, along with producing product photography for a rare antiques auction house. Baker now primarily focuses on portraiture.