I’ve been approached by a large company to provide home accessory design concepts which integrate their existing products.
From their communication: “These designs would NOT go into production. We would own the designs so we could publish them on the web and in handouts. We might hand-build them to have working samples to show at trade shows, etc.”
I’m skeptical of this of course.
I’m unsure what my options are to best navigate this situation and position myself. (I’m new to the product design industry with a background in interiors.)
Do designers usually retain copyrights, share royalites…etc. or just charge a design & consult fee to develop with the respective company… Your feedback, advice, experience, and/or industry standard info is much appreciated.