Jen Leheny - Designer and Photographer in Canberra, Australiahi I’m Jen Leheny and I’m the owner / designer / photographer at Red Instead, a small business that helps other businesses put their best foot forward with a professional image and identity. Red Instead provides graphic design, web design and development, and photography services in Canberra and beyond.

Talk to me if you need a professional logo, business card, postcard, brochure, blog or website professionally designed for your business so that you can send the right message to your customers.  I can help you with your online marketing and social media too.

I also enjoy designing and making handbags, bead necklaces, homewares, wall art and more.  I sell these handmade items in my online shop.

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




  • Event Photography

    I engaged Jen Leheny to take photographs at the launch of my book Riley and the Dancing Lion. Jen insisted upon knowing what kinds of shots I was after, of whom, what type of style, angles, etc. Then when it came to the actual event, Jen was prompt, unobtrusive, warm, enthusiastic and worked the room like magic, capturing moments that were unstaged, natural and thoughtful – exactly the types of photos I love the most. She also snapped plenty of fantastic ‘official’ photos, despite the challenge of a room full of helium balloons, and the resultant photos were absolutely beautiful. I wouldn’t hesitate to engage Jen’s photographic skills again.

    -Tania McCartney
  • Event Photography

    Jen was fabulous as she was able to capture so many beautiful images for us as event photographer for the Handmade Market. She was thoughtful in her images and also in the service she provided to us. She had to deal with the crowds and the heat and still managed to capture everything perfectly for us. Her images have come in very handy for many media stories we have done. I would highly recommend Red Instead to any business, large or small, needing professional images.

    -Julie Nichols
  • Event Photography

    Jen Leheny is a multi-tasking web/graphic designer and photographer whose talents also stretch into handmade products. Her Red Instead label began as a range of gorgeous hand-created items, and has blossomed into a thriving design and branding company. Jen has a fine eye for detail, is inherently creative and is able to apply herself fully to any task, with professionalism and flair. She is a warm, supportive and approachable person, who takes enormous pride in her work – and it shows. Jen has done some event photography for me and I have been delighted with her photographs and the support she has shown me

    -Tania McCartney
  • Web Design and Development

    I love what Jen designed for me, I gave her a sketch idea and general wants and needs for the site. She delivered exactly what I wanted quickly and efficiently. She handled the whole back end of the webpage. Perfect! I highly recommend Jen for your website design and product photography.

    -Rebecca Vavic
  • Logo Design, Business Cards and Web Design

    When I first met with Jen of Red Instead to plan and develop my website I had a lot of ideas but was unsure how to implement them. Jen’s patience, creativity and intuition enabled her to work with me to create a wonderful website – more than I had hoped for. Since having a website for my business was a long held dream I was passionate about developing a website that was reflective of Livity’s purpose – creating connection and encouraging creativity. Jen was supportive and respectful of my passion and worked tirelessly with me to achieve that. I cannot recommend Jen highly enough and she remains my choice for design, photography and website development. Thank you Jen!

    -Anna Coleman-Snow
  • Logo, Poster, Website, Pop-up Banner

    Lighthouse appointed Jen Leheny from Red Instead as the graphic designer for Brilliant Idea, a website providing information about the ACT Women’s Microcredit Program. Lighthouse is delivering this program with assistance from the ACT Government through the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, Office for Women. As a small business owner herself, we felt that Jen had a good understanding of our target market and designed accordingly. We are very happy with the website, logo and flyer she designed and found her very professional to deal with.

    -Anna Pino