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Patrick Clair competed against himself in the Emmys' title-design category with 'Westworld,' 'American Gods' and 'The Crown'

Patrick Clair competed against himself in the Emmys' title-design category with 'Westworld,' 'American Gods' and 'The Crown'

Patrick Clair’s name may not be the first on your list of high-profile Emmy contenders, but you’ve already been introduced. In fact, introductions are something of his specialty.

Eligible for a third win for main title design during last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys, Clair and his company Elastic face earned three of the category’s five nominations but ultimately lost out to the opening of “Stranger Things.” If you’ve watched “The Crown,” “American Gods” or “Westworld”— the last with its striking imagery of a humanoid form being lowered into milky fluid — you’re familiar with his work.

Clair previously scored Emmys for Elastic’s opening-credits sequences in Amazon’s “Man in...

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