What's a designer associate?
Adding a Designer Associate allows you to give privileges to other users to edit the games this designer controls. It also allows you to share profits with those users.
To create an associate, simply go to your Designer’s page and edit one of your designers.
Click "Associates" on the left-hand side of the screen, and type in the username or email address for the user you want to add as an associate. This will allow you to select a user to become an associate. You can then assign a profit sharing split with that associate, which can be anything from 0-100%. You can add as many associates to your designer as you like, and assign them each individual shares.
In addition to getting profit sharing, associates serve another function as well. Associates are allowed to edit the games attached to this designer. In this way, you can collaborate with friends, artists, and publishers without giving them access to your account.