Graphic Design: Unity and Rhythm Master Class

In just over 40 minutes, discover two dynamic design principles that will expand your creativity and grow your potential
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (13 ratings)
652 students

Expand your creative potential by developing and applying rhythm to your own art or design work.
Discover the unique art and design foundational platform that has traditionally been reserved only for elite private schools and colleges.
Be better able to understand what separates great design work from the everyday, and do more of the former and less of the latter.
Develop greater creative confidence.


  • No skills required to take this course. Look, read, imagine, and repeat is all that is truly required. If you wish to creatively explore with what you've experienced, feel free to either work hands-on or digitally. If you decide to explore things digitally, beginning-level Photoshop skills (or InDesign, Illustrator) should be all you'll need.


Got two minutes to enliven your creativity and way of visual thinking?

  • FREE! FREE! FREE! for all students through 12/31/21

  • No need to set aside an entire day or several hours at a time – take a lesson or two while waiting for your latte!

  • The prequel for all art and design coursework. 

  • This is the course you take before subscribing to the others.

  • A breakthrough method in the teaching of visual rhythm.

  • Gain a head start on any art or design course.

  • Play any video in any order at anytime for a quick boost of inspiration.

  • Discover a game-changing art and design platform that has finally been made accessible and affordable.

  • No prerequisites

  • Enjoy greater creative confidence.



This course has taken over 10 years of workshops, research, testing, trial-and-error to develop, and has been created for art and design students, for those who enjoy design and the creative process, as well as for professionals who feel they could benefit from a better understanding how great design works. It’s also been designed for educators as a highly useful, supplemental, asynchronous resource. A key benefit for educators can be realized by how this course can help reduce the necessity for direct, remedial intervention concerning  issues of structure. A secondary benefit can be realized by improved student and team performance. A tertiary benefit can be realized through more effective educational scaffolding.

Understanding unity and rhythm is powerfully liberating! Understanding rhythm has traditionally been a challenge for many to grasp, but that was then – this is now.

Will this course cover most of what you need to know about design? Heaven’s no! That would assume so much go right on the viewer’s end. It’s more realistic to achieve a solid foundation vs. an overall jammed-up romp. Indeed, this is not your grandfather’s design course – nor your uncle’s. 

This course dives deep into two main principles that will prove to be highly beneficial if your goal is to become better at whichever aspect of the visual arts you wish to embrace.

Learn how simple good design can be.

Keep the viewer involved. History is littered with great ideas, poorly expressed. Relevance to the viewer generally exists within a decreasingly small timeframe, especially now. Learn the techniques that extend viewer engagement.


“Unity and rhythm elegantly explained and demonstrated. A powerful prequel for all art and design students.” Wayne Hunt, Adjunct Professor, Art Center College of Design; Pasadena, Ca

“Design can be something that dawns on you while you are drawing, painting, arranging type, shooting photos, etc. But you need to have been exposed to it in simple terms in the first place, so you start to know it when you see it.” Kenneth Jonesartist and Lecturer, Gnomon; California State University Northridge; Northridge, Ca 

“I’m moving the family North for a new job in Cupertino, and I have your workshop to thank, in part, for it. It was partially some of the tweaks that I made to my design process after attending your workshop that led to the client work, that went into the portfolio that landed me the job designing for, Apple.” Andrew O., Project Manager, Apple Computer, Cupertino, Ca  

"The...concept of repetition and variation and how if that is followed it can produce a real nice design. I plan on keeping that in the back of my mind forever.” Laura C., Sr. Graphic Designer, Los Angeles, Ca  

“This was an eye opener.“ Edward C., UX/UI Designer/Developer, Moorpark, Ca  

Who this course is for:

  • Advanced placement high school to college and university level students; also to working professionals across a variety of disciplines with an interest in how good design or composition happens and the key principles behind it all.
  • This course is for people who wish to develop their own visual voice in the visual arts and need to develop a sense for structure and liveliness in their creative work.

Course content

5 sections22 lectures48m total length
  • Introduction
  • Unity & Rhythm 101 Trailer


Unity & Rhythm 101
Howard Samuel Schneider
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 13 Reviews
  • 652 Students
  • 1 Course

Howard Samuel Schneider is a Los Angeles native. He is a MFA graduate of California State University Los Angeles and served as an adjunct professor at both California State University Northridge and California State University Los Angeles, having taught in both graphic design and foundation areas at the former since August 2001. Professor Schneider taught at Pasadena City College for over fourteen years, and also at Academy of Art University, San Francisco – teaching online for three years. Prof. Schneider has conducted twelve workshops in design principles since 2010, and initialed an online educational site DesignPrinciples101 (dot com). Prof. Schneider brings over 35 years of design and advertising business experience into his coursework having teamed with clients across a broad spectrum of service and manufacturing interests. As a graphic design instructor, Prof. Schneider's goal has been to develop in each student, the ability and confidence to address visual communication issues visually, conceptually, and technically. As a foundation art instructor, Prof. Schneider’s goal has been to instill in each student a principle-based groundwork, upon which their personalities can intuitively and cognitively flourish. The site DesignPrinciples101 permits a more in-depth view into Prof. Schneider's teaching priorities, while offering insights into art and design education history.