A new invention is a big step to take – after all, how will it all pan out? There are several different approaches to bringing the design into production, so you should make sure you are working with the right designer from the very start, to make sure you give your design the best possible chance at success.
Talk to the designer in depth to find out about their experience and see who else they have worked with. You might find that their specialism lie elsewhere, or they might even end up recommending somebody else to you if they don’t have the right skill set. It’s always good to have an open and honest discussion so you know where you both stand in terms of innovation and production.
Make sure you draw up a comprehensive contract to mitigate any difficulties regarding who owns the design. You should speak to a legal professional to get advice on what is the most normal path to take, and how you should approach the design stage.