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More than a pretty picture

To put it simply, art and photo procurement is a complex process. It takes a keen eye, exceptional skill, and sleuthing abilities to rival even the most seasoned detective. At Symmetry, we save you the time-consuming headache of searching and securing rights for that perfect image.

We possess rich and extensive art and photo resources, including a network of thousands of illustrators and photo providers referenced by style, expertise, budget, and grade level.  We work closely with you to ensure that your project includes all the right images to make an indelible impression and inspire learning.

Our comprehensive art and
photo services include:

  • Illustration procurement and direction

  • Photo research

  • Rights clearance for print and other media

  • On-site, high-quality illustration capabilities

  • Original photography assignment and direction

  • Kid art and photo prop creation

  • Customized database management services

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Grades K–6 Social Studies Leveled Readers​



To produce 133 trade-book inspired readers from writing through final design in just three months.

  • The extremely tight deadline required the careful coordination of a large and highly-skilled team of designers, photo researchers and art buyers.

  • Symmetry prototyped and developed design guidelines to ensure consistency of design vision throughout the series.

  • Symmetry provided photo research and permissions through nontraditional sources to support the content.


This series of leveled readers was a Chicago Book Clinic award winner.

Symmetry Art & Photo Services
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