Jen Leheny from Red Instead in Canberra, Australia

Hello! Nice to see you. I’m Jen Leheny, a blogger, designer, photographer, and maker in Canberra, Australia.

Welcome to Red Instead, where I help people live creatively and blog sustainably. I write about craft, design, photography and blogging. I also create and sell accessories including necklaces, bracelets, and hair clips. I hope you enjoy your visit! – Jen


I work full time in design and marketing during the day, and I love to run my little business on the side, Red Instead, in the evenings and on weekends.

I’ve been making things since forever, and I think I must really need to do it to keep me happy and sane! I make fun and colourful jewellery at the moment, but in the past I’ve also made cards, handbags, posters and prints and many other things. I am trying to rein in my “must make ALL the things” mindset, but it’s always a bit of a losing battle as there’s so much I want to try and so many lovely things to be inspired by, both online and offline.

As a graphic and web designer, I also thoroughly love the design, blogging and social media side of the business, but getting on top of the bookkeeping… not so much!

Red Instead is located in Tuggeranong, Canberra. Contact Jen on 0411 224 314 or by email here.


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