In 2012, I became interested in quantum physics after seeing media coverage of the discovery of the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider. I spent many nights reading through wikipedia articles and watching physics documentaries, and I realized that while particle physics is remarkably neat and straightforward, it is also incredibly unintutive and therefore very difficult to explain. While I was no physicist, the challenge of explaining quantum physics seemed like a solvable graphic design problem.
An episode of Brian Cox's documentary series Wonders of the Universe had a particularly memorable explanation of the origins of elements, which I used it as the basis of my design. After several attempts at the subject over the next 2 years, I settled on using a system of expanding regular polygons to represent the creation of elements, and a timeline to illustrate the expansion of the universe.