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The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) has partnered with community artists to highlight the necessary work of independent contractors and app-based workers (sometimes called gig workers) as well as the protections these workers have in the City of Seattle. Who better to display the expansiveness of gig work than gig workers themselves?
“Making Gigs Work” is an art installation that intends to create conversation about non-traditional workers, and what the City can do make sure that these workers are treated fairly and that their work is valued.
The artists convey care work through visual arts and music of the gig worker industry. How are gigs supposed work? These laws are intended to make gig work more sustainable for people trying to make a living in a more and more uneven economy – in other words to make gigs work.
The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) will be promoting awareness of the:
Artists involved in the installation:
Shayla is known for her expressive paintings and illustrations that affirms her background, queer identity and Filipino-American culture. She designs with vibrant colors, clean lines and a variety of organic, geometric forms that are playful yet powerfully evocative. Her incorporation of abstract elements into representational art creates a vivid and dynamic world. Shayla has 15+ years of professional experience working as a designer, art/creative director and production artist in a wide range of industries including aerospace, sports, luxury retail, food/bar, healthcare, beauty, nonprofits and more. In 2011, Shayla founded her art and design studio, ConceptShell, to help businesses improve brand recognition and amplify voices of those who want to make a difference in the world.
Born in Washington, raised in White Center, Cecelia DeLeon aka “Mousy DeVilla” is a Multidisciplinary Artist. She creates colorful artwork often inspired by her Mexican heritage and Chicano culture. The themes in her work also highlight social justice issues within society and she conveys these images through paintings, digital illustrations, and 3D Installations.
Yulia Issa is a contemporary figurative artist based in Seattle, WA. Her focus is on portraying the delicacy and resilience of the human nature which she explores using acrylics and digital media. Her work tends to have a sketch-like quality conveying the fleetingness and beauty of the moment. The subjects of her inspiration frequently are observations of everyday people whether engaged in daily labor, performing skilled tasks or rising up to fight for their social and economic rights. Yulia earned her degree fine arts at the Lebanese University in Beirut, Lebanon.