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Elastic Adds Patrick Clair to its Studio Roster


Patrick Clair
Patrick Clair

Elastic has added designer and director Patrick Clair to its studio roster. Clair works mostly with visual design, branding and entertainment content, motion design, music visuals and information graphics.

As creative head of Antibody in Sydney, Clair worked across advertising, production, broadcast design and music television, producing work for MTV, NBC, ABC, TEDx and Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy series. For his first project with Elastic, Clair created the opening title sequence for HBO’s drama, True Detective. He is currently working on the main title for Halt and Catch Fire, a new drama about the personal computing boom in the 1980s premiering later this year on AMC.

In 2011, Clair developed a video infographic about Stuxnet, a powerful computer worm that threatened to take down entire governments. Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus breaks down the composition of the virus and explains its destructive capabilities. The video itself gained viral status soon after going live.

“I could not be more excited about joining Elastic’s talented team,” said Clair. “With world-class editorial and post houses at our disposal in Rock Paper Scissors and a52, I’m confident that we’ll be able to create whatever we can imagine.”

Clair’s design work has been featured in places like IdN Magazine, Desktop, Inside Film Awards, Australian Creative, Juxtapoz, Stash Magazine, Infosthetics and the onedotzero Festival. Clair’s films have been screened at festivals worldwide and covered extensively in the design press. Many of his films focus on the relationship between technology, culture and ethics. He was a speaker at the Semi-Permanent Conference on the power of design to address social issues. Innovation and ethical responsibility are core themes in Patrick’s work, reflected in his collaborations with unusual partners, including silicon-valley technology developers, Washington think tanks, and U.S. government policy analysts.

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