You know how they say everyone eventually gets their 15 minutes of fame? Today I got the distinct impression that I already had mine. As I was sitting in the kitchen today at work, the conversation turned to how I used to design movie posters.

“Yeah man, like he made the poster for Notting Hill.”
“No S–t?”


“You made some others ones too, right?”


“Like what?”

Um… October Sky… Red Violin… some others…

This got me to thinking that no matter where I go, no matter what I do, my greatest professional achievement will have been a poster for a Hugh Grant movie. Yeah, I know Julia Roberts was in it too. Ok sure, she raises the bar a little. A lot. But still… it WAS a Hugh Grant movie.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I know that I’ve done better designs since those days for more important things. But, like everything else in the world they get outshined by the glitz and glare of Hollywood.

So what about you? Have you too had your 15 minutes already?