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.




  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Product Photography Jen from Red Instead took some wonderful product photos for me. She was very professional in service and delivery, and produced some gorgeous photos to showcase my products. I highly recommend Jen for anyone needing product photos.
    -Michelle Williams
  • 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
  • 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