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 Flyer Design

    When I first approached Jen to create a flyer for my workshop, I had no idea what I wanted it to look like. It had to match my Corporate Identity, but apart from that, no clue. Jen was great at suggesting a style and developing the idea with me. I got back to her with changes several times and she was wonderfully patient, taking in my ideas and delivering very quickly and straight to the point. Loved her great customer service of getting back to me straight away, every single time. No delays, no waiting – great and accurate job. Will definitely come back for more!

    -Henrike Shreer
  • Website Design

    With limited funds available and with no experience in the field of websites, Goyder Street Library as a not-for-profit association was finding it difficult to make progress. Jen Leheny of Red Instead offered to help us at greatly discounted costs and after a single face-to-face meeting when we discussed our ideas, she took up the running and gently guided us through the process, options and possibilities. Our ideas were quickly translated into a very attractive proposal which has exceeded our expectation. We are very grateful to have had the benefit of her obvious expertise in the field and her intuitive grasp of our somewhat vague ideas. It has been an enjoyable experience to work with her and we look forward to a continuing relationship.

    -Jean Willoughby
  • 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
  • Logo Design, Computer Skills Training

    Working with Jen is a real pleasure! I engaged her services initially to create a new logo for my consultancy. I was immediately impressed by Jen’s professionalism and willingness to hear what I wanted. She designed the perfect logo and I have received a lot of positive feedback about it. Jen has also helped me by tailoring a training program to answer all my Word questions and has taught me some excellent graphic design ‘tricks’ to help me with my work. Jen puts a lot of time into finding out what it is I need to know and do in order to make my business journey easier. I am so impressed by both her creative and professional approach and I highly recommend Jen Leheny and Red Instead to any small business wanting the services of a graphic designer.

    -Irene Serrat
  • Event Photography

    Jen Leheny attended the MissChief Maker High Tea as our resident photographer. She was incredibly professional, non-obtrusive to the patrons and took some delightful photos of the event. I would highly recommend Jen.

    -Katie Dawson
  • 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