I've been asked to design fabric to be used for dog collars. I'll be using Illustrator to create the designs. Should I charge a flat fee per design and then a percentage of each collar sale? Any thoughts or suggestions?
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- Mar 2012
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Always been Cosmo
- Jun 2011
It depends. Most of the time for design work the client owns the designs, so you wouldn't have any right to any money from sales. You may be able to get the contract worded so that you do, but honestly I'd just come up with a price per design and be done with it.
Baroness of Buffet
- Aug 2006
Hi Greys Design and welcome to GDF.
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How you charge is up to you, but I personally wouldn't accept any payment based on sales.
Your client may have a budget and a pricing plan in mind already. That would probably have more bearing than what any of us say.
- Jul 2003
Either sell them the art outright or use a Rights Managed licensing system.
If you use RM, you have to come up with a stiffer contract but if they sell the first licensing, they get to pay you again to use it for a second run.
Unless you are an employee. If you are, the design is theirs for your hourly wage.
Seriously, freelancers doing illustrative art need to understand it's a bit different from regular graphic design. Find some resources in the "how to sell your art" section of whatever you use for books these days.
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