I have just been offered an interview for my first Graphic Design job outside of commissions and college, but I had a quick question about ownership rights for artwork. In my spare time, I create artwork and designs not only for personal use, but for one-off commissions as well. Does my employer own the rights to these when they are made while employed? Here are some scenarios for example
1: Say I make some custom artwork for myself or for a friend for personal use and for no profit and while using my own at home equipment. Does my employer own the rights to this, simply for the fact of me being employed with them?
2: Say an individual client commissions me for a one-off design or a one-off custom artwork, for profit. While not done as a competing business, this is done for a small profit. Will my employer own the rights to this artwork created?
3: Say I create artwork or designs for personal use, but then decide to sell prints of it. Does my employer own this?
I do know that any artwork or designs made with company property and on company time would likely be under the sole ownership of said company, but I am refering to things made outside of company time and with my own equipment. If they do own my artwork made outside of company time, is there any way to get around this so I can continue making my own personal artwork and designs, or commissions?
Note: I am not refering to freelance contract work