To place side-by-side unexpected combinations of colors, shapes and ideas.
I learned this word when studying English after I arrived in the U.S. in the ‘90’s. “Juxtapose” helped define my experience in the country, with all the unexpected cultural changes, contrasting values, and opportunities I encountered. The new world of the dot-com era, which defined my early years in Los Angeles, was a true juxtaposition as well - with its unprecedented combinations of technology with design and art. It drew me away from engineering to the world of new media, where I launched my career as a multimedia designer freelancing under Juxtaweb.com, paying homage to my favorite word.
Anastasia Osling - Senior Designer