The End of the World

Designer

Huixin Zheng

Art director

Whitney Rodd 

Year

2021

It is widely believed that the Earth could be destroyed in just one billion years as the sun gradually heats up. At this particular time I designed a set of invitations for the last party of mankind.

Causes of Earth's destruction

The end of our Sun’s current phase of development, after which it will swell into a red giant, either swallowing the Earth or at least completely scorching it. It is widely accepted by the scientific community that the earth will be destroyed around this time. However, as the Sun grows gradually hotter (over millions of years), the Earth may become too hot for life in only a billion years from now.

My Plan

I will make a set of invitations for the last party of mankind before the end of the world, considering that the physical objects may not be applicable to all people I also made a website for this last bash. To collect the number of people who came to the party and information. With such a diversified way of collecting information, I will receive better information to ensure that the last party will not be messed up.

I also need to attract more people's attention through bright colors and bold designs, and create some matching peripheral designs for my invitations.

Design Process

User persona

In order to narrow my user base and develop a better user experience, I considered young people as a group and created a virtual user persona.

Wireframing

Based on my user needs and virtual user personas, I sketched out the basic structure of a website. I continued to refine my sketches and built a digital low-fidelity wireframe. I kept trying and correcting during this process in order to make the illustrations fit into each page.

Wireframe

On-Boarding

Physical Design

I designed a set of stamps based on the theme, which includes a frightened Earth, a feverish sun, and a sun that is devouring the Earth. The simple pattern with the dazzling colors makes even a small stamp tell a story.

Next is the invitation card and reply card, I designed this set of cards by using the way the sun swallows the earth.

Website

I designed a set of stamps based on the theme, which includes a frightened Earth, a feverish sun, and a sun that is devouring the Earth. The simple pattern with the dazzling colors makes even a small stamp tell a story.

Website overview

Home Page

RSVP & Product Page

Illustration