Final Exam

Name Logo:

Russo, C. A. (Artist). (2016). Name Logo. [Photoshop]. Allendale, MI; Grand Valley State University.
I designed my name logo to resemble, or capture, a more dramatic and daring look.  I feel my logo is bold in the way in which it is written, appearing in space letters against a dark, black space background.  The blog I created this semester showcases my love for film (specifically, romance) and I feel my logo is consistent with my personal brand as it gives a Star Wars feel to it.

4 Major Statues/Icons @ GVSU: (Captions appear if mouse is over image)

Internet Memes: 

Russo, C. A. (Artist). (2016). First World Meme. [Photoshop]. Allendale, MI; Grand Valley State University.
Russo, C. A. (Artist). (2016). Haters Gonna Hate Meme. [Photoshop]. Allendale, MI; Grand Valley State University.
Russo, C. A. (Artist). (2016). Bad Luck Brian Meme. [Photoshop]. Allendale, MI; Grand Valley State University.
Memes have become an internet trend amongst Millennials.  Memes are humorous images representing social trends, or making fun of social trends/personal instances.  Memes are rapidly spread amongst hundreds of users on all platforms of social media.  Above, I recreated a few of the most popular memes on the internet: Bad Luck Brian, First World, and Haters Gonna Hate.


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Russo, C. A. Timeline. [Screenshot].
My favorite place on the Grand Valley State University Allendale Campus is the Mary Idema Pew library.  In the one-minute video I created using Final Cut Pro, I showcased my favorite areas inside the library.  I spend ungodly hours at the library each week; I am constantly here, so the library has become my second home, therefore, I wanted to show it off!

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Russo, C. A. Tweet. [Screenshot].

Russo, C. A. (Artist). (2016). Favorite Sculpture. [Photoshop]. Allendale, MI; Grand Valley State University.
My favorite sculpture on the GVSU Allendale Campus is the Flowers sculpture/statue created by David Gibson.  Gibson also created the Daffodil sculpture in one of my previous posts.  Although these statues are very similar, the Flowers statue has a lot of symbolic meaning to me.  I would pass by this statue every day my freshmen year of college.  I was going through a lot of personal family things at that time and I remember my uncle telling me, “Any beautiful flower needs sunlight and water to grow. Like nature, beautiful things take time to develop.”  Passing by this statue every day reminded me of my uncle’s advice and helped me get through bad days.


Russo, C. A. (2016). Twitter Cover Image. [InDesign/Photoshop]. Allendale, MI; Grand Valley State University. 
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Russo, C. A. Cover Image on Twitter. [Screenshot].
Creating the Twitter cover image was my favorite project I completed during this final exam.  Because my personal brand is movies (specifically, romance), I chose to use an image of my favorite actress (who has starred in romcoms: Mr. and Mrs. Smith, etc.), Angelina Jolie.  I wanted the cover image to reflect my artistic taste much like my logo, so I made my cover image appear very “rebel-artsy-like” and I feel I accomplished this through my final product.

GVSU Culture: 


Russo, C. A. (2016). [Photograph]. Allendale, MI; Grand Valley State University.
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Russo, C. A. Ad Words. [Screenshot].

Keywords given to me based off my chosen keywords were not great.  I attempted to modify my search results many times but suggestions continued to become limited.

My Keywords: Grand Valley State University, Naked, Wrecking Ball, Prank, Student Prank, GVSU student on wrecking ball

Sentences (of keywords suggested):

  1. Miley Wrecking Ball student prank at GVSU
  2. Prank Video of male student swinging on school icon
  3. Online Prank photo of a young GVSU male student naked on schools pendulum
  4. Music Wrecking  ball video taken at college campus
  5. Prank Phone image of student recreating Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball music video