As a founder of a fashion startup, you may prefer to focus most of your energy and attention maintaining the business affairs rather than the design process. You may also decide to contract out the design process.
This worksheet will help you and a designer come to an agreement for working together.
It contains pre-set talking points on following topics:
- Who owns the copyright?
- Who owns the rights to the design?
- How Will Designs Be Inspired & Approved?
- How Will You Pay The Designer?
Note: This worksheet is only the starting point for creating the discussion you will likely have with a designer when trying to create a mutually beneficial independent contractor relationship. While these three topics are often the bulk of the negotiation, there’s plenty of other topics you’ll need to address before creating a clear contract governing your relationship. An attorney can help you draft the final document. I